An intriguing stylistic matchup between streaking heavyweights will take center stage on Feb. 20.
After their initial November booking was scrapped, Curtis Blaydes (14-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) will take on Derrick Lewis (24-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) in the UFC Fight Night 185 main event, which takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Both men will look to enter title contention when the division’s most prolific takedown artist takes on the division’s record holder for most knockouts in UFC heavyweight history.
Check out the official poster for UFC Fight Night 185 below (via Instagram):
The pre-fight artwork features the two heavyweight contenders standing face-to-face, with a deep red color filter applied as the pair stare one another down. But will it be Blaydes or Lewis who puts the heavyweight title on red alert after Saturday’s clash?
The latest UFC Fight Night 185 card includes:
- Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis
- Chris Daukaus vs. Aleksei Oleinik
- Darrick Minner vs. Charles Rosa
- Jai Herbert vs. Drakkar Klose
- Danny Chavez vs. Jared Gordon
- Shana Dobson vs. Casey O’Neill
- Jamall Emmers vs. Chas Skelly
- Rafael Alves vs. Mike Trizano
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Tom Aspinall
- Julian Erosa vs. Nate Landwehr
- Nassourdine Imavov vs. Phil Hawes
- Drako Rodriguez vs. Aiemann Zahabi
- Ketlen Vieira vs. Yana Kunitskaya
- Serghei Spivac vs. Jared Vanderaa
- John Castaneda vs. Eddie Wineland
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