UFC Wichita preview, full fight card and how to watch
This weekend Junior dos Santos is back to take on Derrick Lewis, in a heavyweight clash that tops the card. The card is hugely underrated with some fights that have incredible potential across it.
The Main Event between JDS and Lewis is a cracking fight at the top end of the heavyweight division. Lewis is coming off a title challenge which saw him lose out to Daniel Cormier vis submission while dos Santos is riding a two-fight win streak, the most recent win coming via TKO. JDS is a former champion with mountains of experience against elite fighters. A win here could shoot him into the title picture. Lewis on the other hand is trying to get back to winning ways once again. This fight could easily be done within a round or two, both guys are known for their ability to finish fights which makes this one all the more exciting.
The co-main event is between Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Curtis Millender, a fight which has fight of the night written all over it. Millender is currently on 9 fight win streak, with 3 of those being in the UFC. His style of fighting is very fan friendly and after knocking out Thiago Alves in his UFC debut, he’ll be hoping to put the brakes on dos Santos’ rise with a big finish. Zaleski is on the rise in the welterweight division, he’s won his last 6 fights in the UFC, finishing 3 which earned him POTN bonuses. He’s been tearing through top quality opposition and could potentially be looking to break into the top 10 in the rankings with a win.
Another fight on the card that could be fight of the night is the one between Niko Price and Tim Means. Both guys love to finish their fights and have very exciting styles of fighting. With Price looking to get back to winning ways while Means is hoping to add to his most recent victory. This one will be fun.
You can watch the full fight card on ESPN+. If you are in the UK & Ireland you can watch the main card on BT Sports and the prelims through UFC Fight Pass.
Derrick Lewis vs. Junior dos Santos
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Curtis Millender
Tim Means vs. Niko Price
Blagoy Ivanov vs. Ben Rothwell
Beneil Dariush vs. Drew Dober
Tim Boetsch vs. Omari Akhmedov
Anthony Rocco Martin vs. Sergio Moraes
Marion Reneau vs. Yana Kunitskaya
Grant Dawson vs. Julian Erosa
Maurice Greene vs. Jeff Hughes
Louis Smolka vs. Matt Schnell
Alex Morono vs. Zak Ottow
Alex White vs. Dan Moret
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