Ranked heavyweights Lewis and Shamil Abdurakhimov clash at UFC Fight Night

Heavyweights take the main event at UFC Fight Night 102 as #10 ranked Derrick Lewis faces #15 Shamil Abdurakhimov.  UFC Fight Night 102 takes place December 9th at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York with the entire show webcast at UFC Fight Pass.

16-4 Derrick Lewis enters this bout on a four-fight win streak with his run in the UFC standing at 7-2.  In his most recent fight Lewis took a split decision over Roy Nelson in July while his previous fight was a KO over Gabriel Gonzaga that won “Performance of the Night” in April.  Shamil Abdurakhimov stands 17-3, 2-1 in the UFC.  After his Octagon debut ended in a TKO loss to Timothy Johnson in April 2015 Abdurakhimov defeated Anthony Hamilton and Walt Harris with the Harris bout being from October 1st.

The co-main event also takes place at heavyweight with Francis Ngannou fighting Anthony Hamilton.  9-1 Ngannou holds seven wins in a row with his three in the UFC being over Luis Henrique, Curtis Blaydes, and Bojan Mihajlovic.  15-5 Hamilton in the UFC is 3-3 with a loss to Abdurakhimov in February followed by a KO of Damian Grabowski in July.

Prelims at UFC Fight Pass

  • W Strawweight: Juliana Lima vs. JJ Aldrich
  • MW: Keith Berish vs. Ryan Jones
  • LW: Frankie Perez vs. Marc Kiakiese
  • FW: Tiago Trator vs. Shane Burgos
  • MW: Andrew Sanchez vs. Trevor Smith
  • MW: Joe Gigliotti vs. Gerald Meerschaert
  • WW: Randy Brown vs. Brian Camozzi
  • Justine Kish vs. Ashley Yoder

Main card

  • LHW: Gian Villante vs. Saparbek vs. Safarov
  • Corey Anderson vs. Sean O’Connell
  • HW: Francis Ngannou vs. Anthony Hamilton
  • HW: Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov