The UFC is gearing up for a Heavyweight showdown between Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis and Junior “Cigano” dos Santos on the UFC Wichita occasion on ESPN+ in March.
According to MMAJunkie, Lewis vs dos Santos will headline UFC on ESPN+ Four, happening March 9 at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.
Lewis (21-6, 1 NC) is at present ranked second within the Heavyweight division, having gained 9 of his final 11 fights together with wins towards Alexander Volkov, Francis Ngannou, Travis Browne and Roy Nelson.
In Lewis’ most up-to-date bout at UFC 230, which got here simply weeks after his KO victory over Volkov, he tapped out to Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier within the second spherical.
His opponent, Junior dos Santos has gained three of his final 4 fights, and two straight since he was cleared of potential anti-doping suspension, when it was revealed a complement maker he used was producing merchandise tainted with a performance-enhancer, based on MMA Junkie.
Dos Santos defeated Tai Tuivasa by the use of second spherical TKO in his final bout at UFC Fight Night 149. For his UFC profession, he boasts a file of 14-Four.
(Junior dos Santos: Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
UFC will kick off their partnership with ESPN on Saturday January 19. The UFC on ESPN+ 1 occasion, happening on the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, is headlined by a superfight between bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw vs flyweight champ Henry Cejudo, for Cejudo’s title.
Other matches embrace former NFL lineman Greg Hardy vs Allen Crowder, Paige VanZant vs Rachael Ostovich, and Gregor Gillespie vs Yancy Medeiros.