The octagon returns to Atlantic City tonight for the promotions UFC Fight Night 128 event.
The event, which will air on FS1, is headlined by a key lightweight tilt between perennial division contenders Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee.
Prior to his setback to “The Eagle”, the Brazilian had scored impressive victories over Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez and most recently a nasty knockout of Beneil Dariush.
Meanwhile, Kevin Lee was most recently in action at October’s UFC 216 event where he suffered a third-round submission loss to Tony Ferguson in a bout for the promtions interim lightweight title.
That loss snapped a five-fight win streak for Lee, who had previosuly defeated Efrain Escudero, Jake Matthews, Magomed Mustafaev, Francisco Trinaldo and most recently Michael Chiesa.
Kevin Lee unfortunately missed weight for tonight’s main event and was fined twenty percent of his fight purse.
In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 128 former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will attempt to rebound from his first career stoppage loss when he rematches Cub Swanson.
Edgar suffered a first-round knockout loss to surging featherweight contender Brian Ortega in the co-main event of UFC 222 earlier this month in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, Cub Swanson most recently saw his four-fight win streak snapped by the aforementioned Brian Ortega this past December in Fresno.
Swanson and Edgar first met in November of 2014 with Frankie emerging victorious by way of fifth-round submission.
Get all of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 128 Results below:
Main card (FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET)
Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee – Lee def. Barboza via TKO (doctors stoppage) in Round 5
Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson – Edgar def. Swanson via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Chase Sherman vs. Justin Willis – Willis def. Sherman via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
David Branch vs. Thiago Santos – Branch def. Santos via knockout (punch) in Round 1
Aljamain Sterling vs. Brett Johns – Sterling def. Johns via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jim Miller vs. Dan Hooker – Hooker def. Miller via knockout (knee) in Round 1
Undercard (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET)
Ryan LaFlare vs. Alex Garcia – LaFlare def. Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Ricky Simon – Simon def. Dvalishvili via controversial TKO at 5:00 of Round 3
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Luan Chagas – Bahadurzada def. Chagas via knockout in Round 2
Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins – Anderson def. Cummins via unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)
Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 7:30 p.m. ET)
Tony Martin vs. Keita Nakamura – Martin def. Nakamura via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)