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
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga