Report | A Title Fight and Big Heavyweight Clash Are In the Works for UFC 226

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International fight week is shaping up! Already topped with an amazing super fight between the heavyweight and light heavyweight champs, reports are now coming in that there will be even more gold on the line for the night of July 7th in Las Vegas.

Earlier today it was reported by Ariel Helwani that a heavyweight showdown between Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis vs the recent heavyweight title challenger, Francis Ngannou is a done deal.

Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis scheduled for UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas, multiple sources confirm. Story coming shortly to @MMAFighting.

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Now news has shifted gears to the featherweights. Initially brought up by Brian Ortega soon after his huge win over Frankie Edgar at UFC 222, it appears he will indeed be challenging for Max Holloway’s featherweight crown at UFC 226, reports MMAJunkie.

Both fights are phenomenal matchups and must-sees for the fans.

With the heavyweight showdown, you have two of the absolute hardest hitters in the world. Lewis and Ngannou have a combined twenty-four knockouts between them.

In Holloway vs Ortega, you’re getting two of the very best young fighters in the world today with contrasting skill sets. Both have looked sensational as of late in different ways which makes this matchup truly spectacular.

Who do you have winning in each?

 

Here’s how the rest of UFC 226 is shaking out so far:

Heavyweight – 207-265lbs: (C)Stipe Miocic vs (C)Daniel Cormier

Bantamweight – 135lbs: Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font

Middleweight – 185lbs: Paulo Costa vs. Uriah Hall

Welterweight – 170lbs: Yancy Medeiros vs. Mike Perry

Light Heavyweight – 205lbs: Gokhan Saki vs. Khalil Rountree

 

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/20/2018.