Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is approximately 1 month away from the UFC Fight Night 146 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, scheduled for Sun, Feb 23, 2019 within O2 Arena, pitting heavy-handed former name competition, Blachowicz, against ex-heavyweight winner, Junior dos Santos.
Now it’s a formal poster.
Lewis (21-6, 1 NC) slugged his way to a last-minute name shot contrary Daniel Cormier in UFC 230 back in November, but observed his three battle win series go up in smoke by means of”DC” entry midway through the second stanza.
Dos Santos (20-5) combines the ESPN+ battle card to the potency of the technical knockout victory over Tai Tuivasa in the UFC Fight Night 142 headliner past December at Adelaide. This was the second straight win for”Cigano” following outpointing Blagoy Ivanov in UFC Fight Night 133 final summer.
A matchup between top 10 heavyweights will headline the UFC’s introduction visit to Kansas.
Heavy hitters Derrick Lewis and Junior dos Santos have consented to fulfill Sun, Feb 23 in O2 Arena at the Primary event of UFC Wichita. MMA Fighting supported the reservation Monday afternoon after a first report by MMA Junkie.
Lewis (21-6, 1 NC) is trying to rebound after enduring a second-round entry loss to Daniel Cormier at a short-notice name challenge at UFC 230.
Ahead of this,”The Dark Beast” ripped off a stunning 9-1 run on a 10-fight span, a streak that included seven KO/TKO stoppages and has been highlighted by wins over prominent titles Alexander Volkov, Francis Ngannou, Travis Browne, along with Roy Nelson, amongst others. The 33-year-old Lewis is now the No. 2 rated contender from the UFC’s heavyweight division.
The power-punching Brazilian has won three of the past four contests, beating the likes of Ben Rothwell, Blagoy Ivanov, also Tai Tuivasa.
UFC Wichita is supposed to broadcast live on ESPN+.