By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
The octagon will return to Atlantic City on April 21 for UFC Fight Night 128.
The event, which will air on FS1, is headlined by a key lightweight tilt between perennial division contenders Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee.
Prior to his setback to “The Eagle”, the Brazilian had scored impressive victories over Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez and most recently a nasty knockout of Beneil Dariush.
Meanwhile, Kevin Lee was most recently in action at October’s UFC 216 event where he suffered a third-round submission loss to Tony Ferguson in a bout for the promtions interim lightweight title.
That loss snapped a five-fight win streak for Lee, who had previosuly defeated Efrain Escudero, Jake Matthews, Magomed Mustafaev, Francisco Trinaldo and most recently Michael Chiesa.
In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 128 former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will attempt to rebound from his first career stoppage loss when he rematches Cub Swanson.
Edgar suffered a first-round knockout loss to surging featherweight contender Brian Ortega in the co-main event of UFC 222 earlier this month in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, Cub Swanson most recently saw his four-fight win streak snapped by the aforementioned Brian Ortega this past December in Fresno.
Swanson and Edgar first met in November of 2014 with Frankie emerging victorious by way of fifth-round submission.
Get the current UFC Fight Night 128 lineup below:
Kevin Lee vs. Edson Barboza – Lightweight
Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson – Featherweight
David Branch vs. Thiago Santos – Middleweight
Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins – Light Heavyweight
Aljamain Sterling vs. Brett Johns – Bantamweight
Jim Miller vs. Dan Hooker – Lightweight
Ryan LaFlare vs. Alex Garcia – Welterweight
Chase Sherman vs. Justin Willis – Heavyweight
Mogomed Bibulatov vs. Ulka Sasaki – Flyweight
Leslie Smith vs. Aspen Ladd – Bantamweight
Tony Martin vs. Keita Nakamura – Welterweight