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In the early hours of Sunday morning, Tony Ferguson, the Ultimate Fighter season 13 victor, will go up against Kevin Lee for the interval lightweight title in the headliner of UFC 216.The session’s victor should, in principle, be next man to challenge Conor McGregor for the UFC’s undisputed lightweight title.
The co-headliner of the night highlights sees men’s flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson safeguard his 125lbs tie against Ray Borg.Should Johnson leave the rescheduled session successful, he will break Anderson Silva’s record for back to back title guards.
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LAS VEGAS – Kevin Lee made weight for UFC 216 by that much.
On his first try during today’s official UFC 216 weigh-ins at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Lee weighed in at 156 pounds. He returned one hour later and tipped the scale at 154.5, saving his interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson just in the nick of time.
UFC 216 takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass. Thanks to “The Motown Phenom’s” last-minute grunt work, Ferguson (23-3 MMA, 13-1 UFC) vs. Lee (16-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) will go on as the headliner.
Per Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett, Lee was cleared by a doctor to lose one pound and had one hour to do so.
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Lee’s first attempt kicked off a wild, although not-all-that-surprising sequence of events.
On Thursday, Lee told reporters he still had 19 pounds to cut with under 24 hours to go until the weigh-ins. He also bragged about eating tiramisu, perhaps as a joke.
The first time Lee attempted to weigh in, he wiped the sweat from his head before stepping on the scale fully nude, covered by a towel. He appeared confident he’d made the 155 limit until it was announced he was over, at which point he looked genuinely confused.
The way Kevin Lee sees it, destiny placed him opposite Tony Ferguson.
“Me and Tony were bound to fight, whether it was going to be headlining at T-Mobile Arena for a world championship, or if it was going to be in my backyard,” Lee said in an extended preview for UFC 216.
Of course, destiny got a bump from Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC). The undefeated Dagestani fighter was ruled out of a fourth potential booking with heated rival Ferguson (23-3 MMA, 13-1 UFC), paving the way for Lee’s (16-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) shot at the UFC interim lightweight title on Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
However the pay-per-view headliner and title fight arrived, it’s a pivotal moment for Lee as he tries to reshape the 155-pound division with an upset win over Ferguson, the more well-established threat and two-time challenger for the stand-in strap to Conor McGregor’s undisputed belt.
Thankfully for Ferguson, Lee is not known to struggle at the scale. That worry gets reserved for UFC 216’s co-headliner, a flyweight rebooking between longtime champ Demetrious Johnson (26-2-1 MMA, 14-1-1 UFC) and challenger Ray Borg (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC).