UFC Adds Roy Nelson – Derrick Lewis Bout to Summer Schedule
By FCF Staff
Derrick Lewis called for a fight with Roy Nelson, following his recent win over Gabriel Gonzaga, and he’s gotten his wish.
The UFC has announced that the heavyweight contenders will battle at UFC FN 90, which will take place on July 7th in Las Vegas. The event will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Lewis (15-4) knocked out Gonzaga at UFC FN 86 earlier this month, and extended his winning streak to three.
Nelson (21-12), meanwhile, decisioned Jared Rosholt in his last outing this past February. The veteran had lost three in a row prior to the win.
Lewis is currently ranked #13 in the UFC’s heavyweight division, and Nelson is #10.
UFC FN 90 will be headlined by a lightweight fight between champion Rafael dos Anjos and Eddie Alvarez.