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Kevin Lee vs. Tony Ferguson Will Likely Main Event UFC 216

September 19, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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MMA Junkie reports that an interim lightweight title fight between Kevin Lee (16-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and Tony Ferguson (23-3 MMA, 13-1 UFC) will main event UFC 216. The event happens on October 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It airs on PPV after preliminary fights on FXX and UFC Fight Pass. UFC officials have yet to confirm the match order, but a recently released poster suggests the lightweight title fight would take top billing over a flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson (26-2-1 MMA, 14-1-1 UFC) and Ray Borg (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC). Johnson will attempt to get his eleventh straight title defense, breaking the record set by Anderson Silva.

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee – for interim lightweight title
Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg – for flyweight title
Derrick Lewis vs. Fabricio Werdum
Jessica Eye vs. Paige VanZant
Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris
Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham

Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz
Tom Duquesnoy vs. Cody Stamann
Poliana Botelho vs. Pearl Gonzalez
Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga
Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares
Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell