Heavyweights Junior dos Santos, Derrick Lewis Targeted for UFC Wichita Headliner on March 9
By: Tristen Critchfield Jan 7, 2019
A heavyweight clash pitting Junior dos
Santos against Derrick
Lewis has been targeted for the Ultimate Fighting
Championship’s debut in Kansas on March 9.
MMAjunkie.com was first to report the matchup. UFC Fight Night
on ESPN+ 4 — or UFC Fight Night 146 — takes place at Intrust Bank
Arena in Wichita, Kan., and streams on ESPN+. The bout has not been
officially announced by the Las Vegas-based promotion.
Dos Santos is coming off a 2-0 campaign in 2018 in which he
Ivanov in the UFC Fight Night Boise headliner on July 14 before
scoring a second-round TKO stoppage of Tai Tuivasa
in the main event of UFC Fight Night Adelaide. The former
heavyweight champion is 14-4 during his Octagon tenure.
Lewis, meanwhile, won nine of his 10 UFC appearances from October
2015 to October 2018 to earn a title shot against Daniel
Cormier at UFC 230. “The Black Beast” came up short at Madison
Square Garden, falling to Cormier by second-round submission.