Dana White Confirms Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee For Interim Lightweight Title

Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee Set for Interim UFC Lightweight Title Fight

Tony Ferguson will face off with Kevin Lee in a fight to determine the new interim titleholder at 155 pounds with the fight tentatively scheduled for October 7 at UFC 216 in Las Vegas.

UFC 216 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 7.

Speaking to the media following the latest episode of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, UFC president and the show's namesake Dana White confirmed the veracity of those reports.

"Khabib is not ready", White said.

The last Ferguson-Nurmagomedov scheduled fight was also to crown an interim champion.

Lee is now ranked #7 at 155, so, this news might be catching a few people by surprise. Lee was passed over for a spot on The Ultimate Fighter as a coach, but it is possible this was the UFC's plan all along.

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Ferguson is now on a nine-fight win streak having earned wins over the likes of Edson Barboza, Lando Vannata, and Rafael dos Anjos.

While Conor McGregor is occupied with attempting to pull off one of the biggest upsets in sports history, the UFC is holding a fight that might determine the Irishman's next opponent - if he chooses to compete at his best sport again. Fighting out of Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, the 24-year-old is coming off a first-round submission win over Michael Chiesa in June.

Current division champ Conor McGregor is now embroiled in a boxing feud with Floyd Mayweather Jr., as the pair prepare to collide in just two weeks' time on Showtime pay-per-view (PPV).

Lee is on an impressive five-fight win streak having finished his last four in a row.

White didn't specify whether the Ferguson vs Lee bout will headline UFC 216, but the card is starting to shape up either way.

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