A heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov is close to being official for October’s UFC 229 co-main event.
A person with knowledge of the booking confirmed the matchup between Lewis (20-5 MMA, 11-3 UFC) and Volkov (30-6 MMA, 4-0 UFC) to MMAjunkie. The person requested anonymity since the UFC has yet to make the news public.
The UFC 229 lineup now includes:
Champ Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor – for lightweight title Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov Jussier Formiga vs. Sergio Pettis Yana Kunitskaya vs. Lina Lansberg