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Midnight Mania! Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis rebooked for Feb. 20 main event

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A major style clash between Heavyweight contenders Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis is once again set to go down. The original bout was set to take place back on November 28, 2020, but COVID-19 derailed the contest when Blaydes tested positive just one day prior to the fight.

Per a report from ESPN, it’s been rescheduled to headline a UFC Fight Night event on February 20, 2020. The event does not yet have a confirmed location, though it’s likely to be the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A good deal of trash talk has surrounded the match up, but ultimately, it’s an important Heavyweight contest regardless of the hype. Blaydes has won four consecutive bouts, including big victories over Alexander Volkov and Junior dos Santos. Really, “Razor” has been perfect against everyone except Francis Ngannou.

Meanwhile, Lewis is building toward earning his second Heavyweight title shot. “The Black Beast” has put together a three-fight win streak of his own, most recently stopping Aleksei Oleinik (WATCH IT!) in a main event slot.

One big man will inch closer to the Heavyweight title. Who gets it done?


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Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.