It’s an odd week for UFC in terms of its PPV product. UFC 216 is set to take place on Saturday night in Las Vegas, but it almost doesn’t feel like this card should be a PPV. There’s plenty of interesting fights on the card — including two title fights — but the names aren’t the typical ones you’d expect to see headlining an event like this where there is virtually no competition for eyes outside of college football games late on Saturday night
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Still, three of the four main card fights carry importance in one way or another. One-time, hot shot heavyweight prospect Derrick Lewis is taking a big step up in competition on Saturday in facing former champion Fabricio Werdum, especially coming off a TKO loss to Mark Hunt in his last time out. The winner of this fight figures to be one or two fights away from contending for the belt considering how shallow the division is. Then, you have a chance to witness history when Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson looks to break Anderson Silva’s record for most consecutive title defenses when he faces Ray Borg.
And in the main event, Tony Ferguson finally gets his shot to fight for UFC gold after winning nine consecutive fights against a red-hot prospect in Kevin Lee, who is on a five-fight winning streak of his own. Here’s how the full fight card shakes out with the latest odds