Lewis vs Abdurakhimov set for Albany’s UFC Fight Night 102

No.10 UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis (16-4-0, 1NC) will face Russian Shamil Abdurakhimov (17-3-0) at UFC Fight Night 102 Dec. 9, the company recently announced.

The card which marks the UFC’s first official card in the state since MMA was legalized inĀ April, also features a heavyweight co-main, as No.13 Francis Ngannou battles Anthony Hamilton.

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Lewis is on a four-fight win streak and recently eked out a split-decision over Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night 90 in July.

UFC Fight Night 102

Abdurakhimov also edged Walt Harris by split-decision at UFC Fight Night 96 Oct. 1.

Several other fights were also announced for the card.

Aljamain Sterling (12-1-0) vs Raphael Assuncao (23-5-0)

Patrick Cummins (8-4-0) vs Gian Villante (14-7-0)

Oluwale Bamgbose vs Joe Giglotti (7-1-0)

Randy Brown (8-1-0) vs Charlie Ward (2-1-0)

Keith Berish (5-0-0) vs Ryan Janes (8-1-0)

Corey Anderson (8-2-0) vs Sean O’Connell (17-8-0)

Tatiana Suarez (4-0-0) vs Juliana Lima (8-3-0)

Zubaira Tukhugov (18-4-0) vs Tiago dos Santos e Silva (20-5-2)

Tickets go on sale to the general public Oct. 28.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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