Big heavyweight fight, between Francis Ngannou (currently ranked as number one) and Derrick Lewis (currently ranked number 6) is going to be added to UFC 226 fight card. This was fist reported by Ariel Helwani, and it was confirmed by ESPN and some others MMA news sources.
And now it is confirmed by UFC. UFC 226 card now shows NGannou vs Lewis as co-main event
— Francis NGannou (@francis_ngannou) April 22, 2018
Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis scheduled for UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas, multiple sources confirm. Story coming shortly to @MMAFighting.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 20, 2018
Francis Ngannou was highly criticised by MMA fighters (including Derrick Lewis) because of lack of stamina in his last fight against UFC Champion Stipe Miocic.
At that time Derrick posted this video:
— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) January 21, 2018
Yesterday, Lewis posted this in his instagram page:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BhznUH8HcVA/April 21, 2018 Tags: Derrick Lewis, Francis Ngannou, UFC 226