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with an action packed card, headlined by a thrilling lightweight contenders bout between No.4 ranked Edson Barboza and No.7 Kevin Lee. UFC FIGHT NIGHT BARBOZA vs LEE takes place Saturday, April 21 from Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall and will air live on FS1. by way of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) aims to continue his ascent up the 155 pound rankings. Known for his spectacular knockouts, Barboza holds impressive victories over Gilbert Melendez, Anthony Pettis and Beneil Dariush. His stunning spinning heel kick KO win against Terry Etim has remained a fixture in UFC highlight reels. Barboza now looks to return to the win column following a gutsy loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in December.
Standing in his way is Lee (16 4, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.), who is gunning for another opportunity at UFC gold. During his run, Motown Phenom has picked up sensational victories over Michael Chiesa, Francisco Trinaldo and Jake Matthews. As charismatic outside the Octagon as he is skilled inside it, Lee came close to capturing the interim lightweight championship last October. He now plans to use Barboza as a stepping stone back into the title mix.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT BARBOZA vs LEE will also feature a clash between talented wrestlers and light heavyweight contenders, as New Jersey resident and No.9 ranked Corey Anderson looks to blow the roof off Boardwalk Hall when he meets No. 10 Patrick Cummins. Over the course of his UFC stint, he delivered impressive wins against Sean O Fabio Maldonado and Jan Bachowicz. Anderson now aims to get back on track and resume his run up the 205 pound rankings.
Following a strong 2017, Cummins (10 4, fighting out of Boca Raton, Fla.) is gunning for his third consecutive win. The NCAA Division I wrestler has bested Gian Villante, Jan Bachowicz and Rafael Cavalcante during his UFC tenure. Cummins is now poised to build on his momentum and make a dash towards the light heavyweight title picture.
Additional bouts on the card include:
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No. 10 ranked women bantamweight contender Leslie Smith (10 7 1, fighting out of Pleasant Hill, Calif.) looks for her third straight win against No. All bouts live and subject to change.
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