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
- 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