The UFC confirmed on Tuesday a lightweight fight between Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee would headline UFC Atlantic City.
A lightweight bout between top contenders Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee will headline UFC Atlantic City on April 21st.
Following a report from MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani, the UFC confirmed the pair would meet at UFC Fight Night 128 on Tuesday.
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Barboza (19-5) last fought at UFC 219 when he suffered a one-sided unanimous decision loss to the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov. Before that, Barboza won three consecutive fights, including two decision wins over Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, and a flying knee KO over Beneil Dariush.
Lee (16-3) missed out on UFC gold when he was submitted by Tony Ferguson in their interim lightweight championship fight at UFC 216 last October. “The Motown Phenom” notched up a five-fight winning streak before his most recent loss, picking up stoppage victories over names such as Michael Chiesa and Jake Matthews.
In addition, another lightweight fight between Jim Miller (28-11) and Dan Hooker (16-7) was also made official for the event. New Jersey’s Miller has lost three straight, while New Zealand’s Hooker has won his last two.
UFC Fight Night 128 takes places at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 21st.