Derrick Lewis to Fight Shamil Abdurakhimov Following UFC FN 97 Cancellation
By FCF Staff
Following the cancellation of UFC Fight Night 97, where Derrick Lewis was scheduled to compete, the UFC has booked the heavyweight for a main event fight with Shamil Abdurakhimov.
Recently the UFC announced that Lewis – Abdurakhimov will headline its December 9th card in Albany, New York.
Lewis (16-4) is riding a four fight winning streak and is coming off a split decision win over Roy Nelson in July.
Abdurakhimov (17-3), meanwhile, earned a split decision win over Walt Harris in his last fight, which took place earlier this month.
The promotion has also announced that a heavyweight fight between Francis Ngannou (8-1) and Anthony Hamilton (15_5) will serve as the co-main event.
The December 9th card will be hosted by the Times Union Center.