Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick lewis will now main event UFC Fight Night on February 20, reports ESPN.
Blaydes (14-2, 1NC) and Lewis (24-7, 1NC) were meant to face off on November 28 at UFC Vegas 15 but the fight was postponed after Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19. The fight was pulled the day before the card and has now been rescheduled according to Ariel Helwani.
Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lews has a new date.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 4, 2021
The heavyweight fight will headline the UFC fight night event on Feb. 20, according to sources.
It was originally scheduled for Nov. 28 but got canceled the day before after Blaydes tested positive for COVID.
Both fighters will be looking to stake a claim for a title shot with a win. Blaydes (no.2) and Lewis (no.4) are primed to face off the winner of Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou should they impress Dana White with a win. UFC is planning for Miocic vs. Ngannou II in March with the winner facing heavyweight newcomer Jon Jones in the summertime.
Full announced card for UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis:
Curtis Blaydes (14-2) vs. Derrick Lewis (24-7)
Ketlen Vieira (10-1) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (12-5, 1NC)
Alexey Oleinik (59-14-1) vs. Chris Daukas (10-3)
Danny Chavez (11-3) vs. Jared Gordon (16-4)
Shana Dobson (4-4) vs. Casey O'Neill (5-0)
Eddie Wineland (24-14-1) vs. John Castaneda (17-5)
Drakkar Klose (11-2-1) vs. Jai Herbert (10-2)
Chas Skelly (18-3) vs. Jamall Emmers (18-5)
Darrick Minner (25-11) vs. Charles Rosa (13-4)
Sergey Spivak (11-2) vs. Jared Vanderaa (11-4)
For a full breakdown of all upcoming fights, please check out our events section!