Lee-Iaquinta Closes Out UFC On FOX
The UFC closes out the FOX era on Saturday December 15th, as they present one more fight night from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In the main event, top contender Kevin Lee looks to get back into title contention as he faces UFC 223 headliner, Al Iaquinta.
Iaquinta returns to the Octagon for the first time since going the distance with now lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, in the main event of a chaotic card this past April in Brooklyn. Since then Iaquinta has had some very public issues with the UFC after pulling out of the UFC Lincoln main event against Justin Gaethje.
In-turn, Lee was offered the fight against Gaethje, but preferred to wait and have more time to prepare for his Octagon return, which now comes tomorrow night.
Lee stopped Edson Barboza this past April in the UFC’s return to Atlantic City, and with a win here could propel himself into title contention after coming up short in 2017 when he faced Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title at UFC 216.
In the co-main event Barboza looks to bounce back from his TKO loss to Lee in April as he faces Dan Hooker at lightweight.
One of the featured prelim cards, a fight between Andrea Lee and Jessica Rose Clark was scrapped from Saturday’s card, as Clark would be deemed medically unable to compete by UFC medical staff prior to Friday’s weigh-in.
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
Kevin Lee (156) vs. Al Iaquinta (156)
Edson Barboza (156) vs. Dan Hooker (156)
Rob Font (136) vs. Sergio Pettis (135)
Jim Miller (155) vs. Charles Oliveira (152)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 5 p.m. ET)
Dwight Grant (169) vs. Zak Ottow (171)
Jessica-Rose Clark () vs. Andrea Lee ()*
Bobby Green (155) vs. Drakkar Klose (156)
Jared Gordon (156) vs. Joaquim Silva (155)
Jack Hermansson (185) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (186)
Jordan Griffin (146) vs. Dan Ige (146)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 3:30 p.m. ET)
Adam Milstead (204) vs. Mike Rodriguez (203.5)
Zak Cummings (185) vs. Trevor Smith (186)
Juan Adams (266) vs. Chris De La Rocha (253)
*The Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Andrea fight was cancelled when Clark was deemed unfit to compete.