Report: Derrick Lewis Faces Francis Ngannou At UFC 226


A heavyweight division affair has been added to UFC 226 according to Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting as #1 Francis Ngannou faces #6 Derrick Lewis.

Ngannou (11-2-0) is going to be competing for the first time since losing a UFC Heavyweight Title bout to Stipe Miocic at UFC 220. Ngannou has already earned six victories under the UFC banner, with five of those wins coming by way of KO/TKO. Ngannou has only seen two of his professional MMA bouts go the distance and the fighter has lost both of those encounters.

TJ. Dillashaw Blasts Petr Yan And Aljamain Sterling After UFC 259, More News | Fightful Fix Roundup

Lewis (19-5-0-1NC) has won seven of his last eight fights under the UFC banner, last defeating Marcin Tybura by third round knockout at UFC Fight Night Austin. Lewis has suffered a total of three defeats during his time in the UFC, with all of those losses coming by way of KO/TKO. Lewis also returns to a pay-per-view card for the first time in two-plus years, with his last such appearance coming at UFC 192 in October of 2015.

UFC 226 takes place on Saturday, July 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

Get exclusive combat sports content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web