ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

Heavyweights Roy Nelson and Derrick Lewis have been announced as the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 90.

Lewis (15-4) is the former Legacy FC heavyweight champion, and is currently riding a three fight winning streak. He most recently knocked out Gabriel Gonzaga in the first round at UFC Fight Night 86.

Nelson (21-12) meanwhile dropped considerably in the heavyweight rankings in 2015, after losses to Josh Barnett, Alistair Overeem, and Mark Hunt. His first fight of 2016 however was a success, as he took a unanimous decision victory over Jared Rosholt in February.

UFC Fight Night 90 will take place on July 7 as part of the UFC 200 fight week. It will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Eddie Alvarez, and will air exclusively on Fight Pass (the first UFC championship fight ever to do so.


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