After a short retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts, Derrick Lewis (18-5) is ready to make his return at UFC 216.
A heavyweight bout between Lewis and former heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1) will take place on October 7th inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Werdum is coming off a loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 213 that put ‘The Reem’ up 2-1 in their career series.
Lewis is 1-1 thus far during his 2017 campaign with a dramatic victory over Travis Browne and a soul crushing loss to Mark Hunt, that made him rethink his career choice, to his credit. Werdum is currently ranked at #2 in the official UFC Heavyweight rankings while Lewis is #7.
Here’s a look at the current card for this year’s October PPV:
October 7, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
TBA vs. TBA
Interim Lightweight Tile Bout
Tony Ferguson (22-3) vs. Kevin Lee (16-2)
Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1) vs. Derrick Lewis (18-5)
Women’s Flyweight Bout
Paige VanZant (7-3) vs. Jessica Eye (11-6)
Evan Dunham (18-6) vs. Beneil Dariush (14-3)
Will Brooks (18-3) vs. Nik Lentz (27-8-2)
Walt Harris (10-5) vs. Mark Godbeer (12-3)
Matt Schnell (10-4) vs. Marc Antonio Beltran (8-5)
Magomed Bibulatov (14-0) vs. John Moraga (17-6)
Women’s Strawweight Bout
Pearl Gonzalez (6-2) vs. Poliana Botelho (5-1)
Lando Vannata (9-2) vs. Bobby Green (23-8)
Brad Tavares (15-4) vs. Thales Leites (27-7)