MMAFighting.com was the first to report the booking on
Thursday. UFC 216 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on
Oct. 7 and also includes an interim lightweight championship bout
Ferguson and Kevin Lee.
hinted at retirement following a fourth-round technical
knockout loss to Mark Hunt at
UFC Fight Night 110 on June 10. “The Black Beast” claimed it was
“most likely” his last fight and that he didn’t want to “put my
family through all this.” After allowing a back injury that
hindered him against Hunt to heal, Lewis had a change of heart.
Prior to his most recent defeat, Lewis had established himself as a
top heavyweight contender with six straight triumphs in the
Werdum has split a pair of bouts since losing the heavyweight crown
Miocic at UFC 198. “Vai Cavalo” bounced back to take a
three-round verdict over Travis
Browne at UFC 203 but dropped a majority decision to Alistair
Overeem in a trilogy bout on July 8. The 40-year-old Brazilian
has won seven of nine bouts during his second UFC tenure.