2 title bouts headline UFC 216 in Vegas after shooting
- Author: Julie Sanders Oct 07, 2017,
Oct 07, 2017, 10:40
UFC 216 takes place on Saturday, October 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee headlining. But, there's the likelihood of seeing history and possibly a new star could be born in the main events.
An onsite doctor then examined Lee before clearing him to conclude a dramatic 19-pound drop from his Thursday afternoon weight of 174 pounds by 12:15 p.m. To Dunham (18-6 MMA, 11-6 UFC), the event now feels like more than a chance to set a career-high with a fifth straight victory in the octagon when he fights Beneil Dariush (14-3 MMA, 8-3) to open the pay-per-view card. Lee, ask your TV provider.
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However, Johnson is still the champion and has the possibility of racking up much more title defenses to add to his record, unlike Silva at this point.
If Kevin Lee wouldn't have been able to make weight, Tony Ferguson woulda fought him at UFC 216 anyway.so says Tony's manager.
Speaking at a fans' Q&A session in Glasgow, McGregor claimed referee Robert Byrd was too strict with him and revealed the financial threat for throwing a kick. Finally gets himself settled in Vegas for the usual pre-fight media day obligations.
Lee is 16-2 overall, won five consecutive bouts and nine of his last ten. The "Motown Phenom" faced some adversity early on when Chiesa threatened with his always sharp submission offense, but he remained calm and ultimately took control of the fight, winning via rear-naked-choke in the first round. "If they give me the numbers I want for a super fight and they want to entertain that, then I'll make sure I'm ready for that". I've been saying for the last couple weeks that Lee reminds me of Cody Garbrandt when he rocketed up the bantamweight ranks and finished last year with a breathtaking performance against Dominick Cruz, and I can see the 24-year-old upstart doing the same here against Ferguson. The fight was made shortly after that. Their scheduled UFC 215 bout was canceled two days prior because Borg was ill. Lee has decent stand-up skills but his strengths undoubtedly lie in his wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu; he is a wizard on the mat but so is Ferguson.
For the battle-tested veteran, being creative in the cage is a byproduct of years of hard work in the gym, drilling the basics and committing the fundamentals to muscle memory, and Saturday's interim title fight is just the next logical step in his career progression.