A pivotal heavyweight tilt between Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis has been set.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has reported that Blaydes vs. Lewis is scheduled to headline a UFC Fight Night card on Nov. 28. It’s a bout that both men had been calling for and they will get their wish.
“Breaking: Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) vs. Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) will headline UFC Fight Night on 11/28, location TBD. Blaydes asked for it, knows Lewis is a fan favorite and wants to build momentum. Lewis was down, wanted time to get in peak shape. Should be good.”
Blaydes is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Alexander Volkov. “Razor” is now riding a four-fight winning streak. He hasn’t suffered a loss since Nov. 2018 when he was stopped by Francis Ngannou in their rematch.
As for Lewis, he scored a second-round TKO victory in his last outing. “The Black Beast” defeated submission specialist Aleksei Oleinik via TKO to close out UFC Vegas 6. Lewis has won three bouts in a row and hasn’t been beaten since March 2019 when he suffered a TKO loss to Junior dos Santos.
MMA News will keep you up to speed with the latest details on the UFC Fight Night card set for Nov. 28 as more information becomes available.