Derrick Lewis and Sergey Spivak will square off in Las Vegas this weekend at UFC Fight Night 218.
UFC 284 is coming soon as Dana White’s company travels to Australia for a thrilling night of high-intensity action, but first Lewis and Spivak will square off in Sin City.
Spivak has won his last two UFC bouts and is 6-3-0 as he looks to move up the ranks and into the top ten.
Meanwhile, Lewis is ranked seventh in the world, five places higher than Spivak, but has lost his last two fights.
However, “The Black Beast” has undergone an incredible body transformation and looks like his life before that must-see fight.
That clash was scheduled to take place in November when UFC Fight Night 215 was canceled the night after Lewis was struck down with an illness.
UFC Fight Night 218: Date and how to follow
This event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 4 and will be held at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas.
Preliminary action is set to start at midnight for UK fans, with the main card starting at 3am.
Fans can expect Lewis vs. Spivak at 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
The event will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and full details of their coverage will follow.
talkSPORT will also have all the preparation and reaction to the action throughout the fight week.
UFC Fight Night 218: Fight Card
Subject to change
- Main Event: Derrick Lewis vs. Sergey Spivak
- Jung Da-un vs. Devin Clark
- Marcin Tybura vs. Blagoy Ivanov
- Choi Doo-ho vs. Kyle Nelson
- Yusaku Kinoshita vs. Adam Fugitt
- Jeka Saragih vs. Anshul Jubli – road to UFC Lightweight tournament final
- Lee Jeong-yeong vs. Yi Zha – en route to the UFC featherweight tournament final
- Toshiomi Kazama vs. Rinya Nakamura – road to UFC bantamweight tournament final
- Choi Seung-guk vs. Park Hyun-sung – on his way to the UFC Flyweight Tournament Finals
- Kim Ji-yeon vs. Mandy Bohm
- Park Jun-yong vs. Denis Tiuliulin
- Tatsuro Taira vs. Jesús Santos Aguilar
UFC Fight Night 218: what was said?
Speaking ahead of the initial fight, Spivak said: “I’m still Sergey, I’m still not going to go ahead and say ‘no matter what happens in this fight’.
“I’m not going to look over this opponent. I’ll focus on him for now, and after the win I can see what happens.
“Of course, I’m looking for the top 10.
“I really like training here in Vegas, I like the training partners here, I like the places where I can train here.
“A lot of fights are here, so I don’t have to always change the climate and adapt to that. I love being here in Vegas.
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