UFC 216 To Feature Interim Lightweight Title

 

UFC 216 features a dozen fights on Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In the main event, Tony Ferguson  takes on Kevin Lee for an interim lightweight title. The winner is expected to stay in line for a fight against current champ Conor McGregor.

In the co-headliner, Derrick Lewis takes on former heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum. Also on the main card, Jessica Eye  moves down from bantamweight and Paige VanZant transitions from strawweight to meet in the UFC’s new women’s flyweight division. Mark Godbeer takes on Walt Harris at heavyweight, and to open the main card, Beneil Dariush meets Evan Dunham  at lightweight.

 

The complete UFC 216 lineup includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee

Derrick Lewis vs. Fabricio Werdum

Jessica Eye vs. Paige VanZant

Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris

Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham

PRELIMINARY CARD (FXX, 8 p.m. ET)

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

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