MMA Battling verified the news with many people today shut to the fighters, who spoke on issue of anonymity next an first report from ESPN. The Feb. 20 party does not but have an official area or fight card.
Lewis and Blaydes were being scheduled to fight Nov. 28 at UFC Vegas 15, but Blaydes tested optimistic for COVID-19 a person day prior to the occasion and was dominated out of levels of competition. With no time to uncover a new opponent, the promotion sought a new date to rebook the struggle.
Blaydes and Lewis are veterans of the heavyweight division but have in no way faced off. Prior to the 1st bout, Blaydes claimed the UFC was safeguarding Lewis from a reduction, which introduced a shrug from “The Black Beast.”
Now, Lewis will put a three-struggle winning streak on the line against Blaydes, who’s won his earlier four. As a wrestler, Blaydes’ fashion presents a recognised menace to Lewis, nevertheless the knockout artist has proven astonishing competencies on the mat in latest fights. Most just lately, Lewis managed to keep away from Aleksei Oleinik’s submissions and rebound with a fast knockout. Blaydes most a short while ago outpointed ex-Bellator champ Alexander Volkov.