(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live analytics and the latest results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. The first UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee bout from Atlantic City, N.J., is scheduled to begin on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT.)
UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee features two fighters that are trying to rebound from a loss to make their case for a shot at the UFC lightweight championship.
Edson Barboza (19-5), ranked No. 4 in the UFC lightweight division, is coming off of a loss to newly minted lightweight titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov in his most recent bout. Had Barboza won that fight, it would likely have been him in the UFC 223 main event, trying to win the belt that was stripped from Conor McGregor’s waist. But like all the others before him, Nurmagomedov dominated the fight and kept his undefeated record intact.
Barboza will try to get back on track when he squares off with Kevin Lee in the UFC Fight Night 128 main event in Atlantic City, N.J.
Lee (16-3) had his championship dreams dashed when he lost to Tony Ferguson in the UFC 216 main event late last year. Like Barboza, he could have earned a shot at the undisputed belt had he defeated Ferguson.
Now, he and Barboza will fight to remain in the hunt for the belt.
The UFC Fight Night 128 co-main event features another battle between fighters looking to remain relevant in the title picture, only the co-main event features featherweights.
Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson rematch in a 145-pound bout that could easily determine the next top contender to Max Holloway behind No. 1 ranked Brian Ortega.
The UFC Fight Night 128 card suffered one casualty the day before the event, when a flyweight bout between Magomed Bibulatov and Ulka Sasaki was canceled after Bibulatov had to withdraw because of a back injury.
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