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UFC Fight Night 128: Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee collide

The UFC confirmed today that lightweights No.4 Edson Barboza (19-5-0) and No. 7 Kevin Lee (16-3-0) will match up in the main event of Atlantic City’s UFC Fight Night 128 on April 21.

The company is returning to the Atlantic City, New Jersey for the first time since 2014. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on March 9.

Both Barboza and Lee have lost only to the elite of the lightweight division.

Barboza, 32, will try to rebound from a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 219 in December 2017, which snapped a three-fight win streak.

Meanwhile, Lee, 25, also had a five consecutive wins stopped by a submission loss to Tony Ferguson atUFC 216 in October 2017.

Another official bouts announced include:

Jim Miller (28-11-0, 1NC) vs. Dan Hooker (15-7-0)

Merab Dvalishvili (7-3-0) vs. Augusto Mendes (6-2-0)

Magomed Bibulatov (14-1-0) vs. Yuta Sasaki (20-5-2)

Thiago Santos (17-5-0) vs. David Branch (21-4-0)

Corey Anderson (9-4-0) vs. Patrick Cummins (10-4-0)

Brett Johns (15-0-0) vs. Aljamian Sterling (14-3-0)

Siyar Nahadurzda (23-6-1) vs. Luan Chagas (15-2-1)

Paulo Henrique Costa (11-0-0) vs. Uriah Hall (13-8-0)

Tony Martin (12-4-0) vs. Keita Nakamura (33-8-2)

Leslie Smith (10-7-1) vs. Aspen Ladd (6-0-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.


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

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