A clash between ranked heavyweights Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis is being rescheduled for February.
According to a report by ESPN, the two are expected to finally meet on Feb. 20. The pair was originally scheduled headline UFC Fight Night on Nov. 28, but the bout was scrapped after a positive COVID-19 test for Blaydes on weigh-in day.
Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis
Blaydes is currently riding a four-fight win streak. He most recently earned a unanimous-decision victory against Alexander Volkov in the UFC on ESPN 11 headliner in July.
Blaydes earned two wins in 2020, finishing Junior dos Santos via second-round TKO at UFC Fight Night 166 back in January 2020.
Lewis is fresh off a second-round TKO win over Alexey Oleynik in the UFC Fight Night 174 main event in August 2020. It marked his first stoppage victory since October 2018.
Lewis earned back-to-back decision wins over Ilir Latifi and Blagoy Ivanov after suffering two-straight stoppage losses to dos Santos and Daniel Cormier. Lewis is currently on a three-fight win streak.
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