Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) continues to bolster its heavyweight division.
Promotion officials announced on Monday that both Derrick Lewis and Jack May would be making their ZUFFA debuts against one another at UFC on FOX 11, set to go down on April 19, 2014 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
For Lewis (9-2), a Bellator, Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) and Legacy FC veteran, fighting in UFC has always been on he horizon. At 29 years old, "The Black Beast" has not lost since June of 2011 and since that defeat, has finished five of his next six opponents (the other was a no contest).
The hard-hitting Texan welcomes another UFC rookie to the Octagon in a scrap that will likely take place on the preliminary portion of the card.
May is undefeated at 7-0 and has also made a habit of not letting his fights see the judges' scorecards. "The Outlaw" lost his first two amateur bouts, before rattling off seven straight. The 6'8'' CSW product was in action just last week, when he dismantled EliteXC veteran Carl Seumanutafa via head kick at Tachi Palace Fights in California.
It's safe to assume both of these big boys are going to stand and bang.
UFC on FOX 11 already features a huge heavyweight scrap between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne with serious title implications on the line. The card also includes lightweight action between Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone vs. Edson Barboza.
See the entire UFC on FOX 11 fight card and line up here.