The UFC is home in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the T-Mobile Arena, for UFC 216, featuring 2 5-round championship contests.
The main attraction is a battle to crown a interim champion in the (155 lb.) Lightweight division as number 2 ranked contender Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson squares off with number 7 ranked Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee. Ferguson is on a 9 fight win streak, 6 finishes, 5 submissions. Ferguson hasn’t fought since a November 2016, decision win over Rafael dos Anjos. Lee is on a 5 fight win streak, the last 4 by stoppage, most recently having submitted Michael Chiesa in June.
The co-main event rescheduled from UFC 215, has Demetrious Johnson looking to defend the UFC Flyweight title for a record setting 11th time, but standing in his way is number 3 ranked contender Ray “The Tazmexican Devil” Borg.
Nik Lentz vs Will Brooks has been canceled dude to Lentz having weight cutting issues. Derrick Lewis has withdrawn from his Heavyweight bout with Fabricio Werdum, due to injury. Werdum will now square off with Walt Harris. Harris opponent Mark Godbeer has been removed from the card.