By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
The octagon will return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday for the promotions UFC 216 fight card.
The event is headlined by an interim lightweight title fight featuring Tony Ferguson taking on Kevin Lee.
Tony Ferguson will enter the title fight sporting an impressive nine fight win streak. “El Cucuy” was most recently seen in action in November of 2016, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Ferguson has scored six stoppage victories during his current nine fight win streak.
Meanwhile, Kevin Lee is currently riding a five fight win streak, his latest being a first-round technical submission victory over Michael Chiesa this past June in Oklahoma. “The MoTown Phenom” has scored finishes in four of his past five bouts.
In the co-main event of the evening UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will look to make history by defeating Ray Borg.
If “Mighty Mouse” can defeat Borg next weekend, he will break Anderson Silva’s record by earning his eleventh straight successful title defense.
As for Ray Borg, “The Tazmexican Devil” is currently riding a two fight win streak, scoring decision wins over Louis Smolka and most recently Jussier Formiga.
Also featured on the card is a key heavyweight contest featuring former division champion Fabricio Werdum taking on the always dangerous Derrick Lewis.
Main Card (PPV 10 PM EST)
Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee
Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg
Fabricio Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis
Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham
Preliminary Card (FX 8 PM EST)
Tom Duquesnoy vs. Cody Stamann
Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz
Lando Vannata vs. Bobby Green
Poliana Botelho vs. Pearl Gonzalez
Preliminary Card (FIGHT PASS 6 PM EST)
Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer
Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga
Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares
Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell