Junior Dos Santos vs. Derrick Lewis to Main Event UFC Kansas

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Junior dos Santos vs. Derrick Lewis will main event UFC on ESPN+ 4 on March 9. The bout was initially reported by mmajunkie.com and later confirmed by Brett Okamoto of ESPN via Twitter.

Dos Santos (20-5) is coming off of back-to-back wins over Blagoy Ivanov and Tai Tuivasa, most recently defeating Tuivasa via second-round TKO last month. A former UFC heavyweight champion, JDS holds Octagon victories over the likes of Fabrício Werdum, Mirko Cro Cop, Cain Velasquez, Frank Mir, Stipe Miocic and many other notable names throughout an MMA career that spans back to 2006.

Lewis (21-6-1NC) is coming off of a second-round submission loss in a heavyweight title bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC 230 last November. “The Black Beast” was riding a three-fight win streak prior to his loss to DC, having defeated Marcin Tybura, Francis Ngannou, and Alexander Volkov.

MMA NewsStephen Jensen