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UFC 271: Derrick Lewis set to take on Tai Tuivasa

Derrick Lewis will attempt to rumble towards another heavyweight title shot at UFC 271 in February.

“The Black Beast” (26-8-0), 36, will have the hometown advantage as he takes on the No. 11 up-and-comer Tai Tuivasa (13-3-0) in the co-main event. Lewis has won five of his last six contests, including a TKO win over Chris Daukaus last December.

Tuivasa, 28, has been putting in work, finishing his last four fights. He took out Augusto Sakai at UFC 269 in his last fight in December.

UFC 271 is scheduled for Feb. 12 at the Toyota Center in Houston. Scheduled bouts include:

(C) ISRAEL ADESANYA (21-1-0) VS. #1 ROBERT WHITTAKER (23-5-0)

#3 DERRICK LEWIS (26-8-0) VS. #11 TAI TUIVASA (13-3-0)

#3 JARED CANNONIER (14-5-0) VS. #4 DEREK BRUNSON (23-7-0)

KYLER PHILLIPS (9-2-0) VS. MARCELO ROJO (16-7-0)

BOBBY GREEN (28-12-1) VS. NASRAT HAQPARAST (13-4-0)

ROXANNE MODAFFERI (25-19-0) VS. CASEY O’NEILL (8-0-0)

ALEX PEREZ (24-6-0) VS. MATT SCHNELL (15-6-0)

WILLIAM KNIGHT (11-2-0) VS. MAXIM GRISHIN (31-9-2)

LEOMANA MARTINEZ (9-2-0) VS. RONNIE LAWRENCE (7-1-0)

ALEXANDER HERNANDEZ (13-4-0) VS. RENATO CARNEIRO (15-4-1)

CARLOS ULBERG (3-1-0) VS. FABIO CHERANT (7-3-0)

A.J. DOBSON (6-0-0) VS. JACOB MALKOUN (5-1-0)

DOUGLAS SILVA DE ANDRADE (27-4-0) VS. JEREMIAH WELLS (9-2-1)

ANDREI ARLOVSKI (32-20-0) VS. JARED VANDERAA (12-6-0)

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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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