June’s UFC Fight Night 112 lineup has quickly taken shape over the past week, and now the fight card has a main event.
Lightweight standouts Michael Chiesa (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Kevin Lee (15-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) will clash in a five-round headliner at the event, the UFC announced today on Twitter following an initial report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Chiesa, No. 9 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings, makes his return to competition for the first time since April 2016. He earned a second-round submission of Beneil Dariush in his most recent outing at UFC on FOX 19, giving him five victories in his past six fights overall.
“The Ultimate Fighter 15” winner was supposed to headline UFC Fight Night 91 in July against top contender Tony Ferguson but was forced to withdraw due to a back injury which has kept him on the sidelines since.
Credit – “MMA Junkie”