Two former top lightweights will meet in an integral welterweight battle in New York.
Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee are place to struggle in the 170-pound main event of UFC Rochester on May 18, officials informed that the Democrat & Chronicle. This will be Lee’s welterweight appearance in the Octagon.
For dos Anjos (28-11)this will indicate the Brazilian’s consecutive fight at welterweight following having a protracted lightweight streak that saw him catch a UFC tournament at 155 pounds. He’s 3-2 in 170 pounds, using dropped backtoback five-round unanimous conclusions to Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington. The latter bout was for an interim welterweight title.
Lee (17-4) has competed to get an interim UFC lightweight title, losing to Tony Ferguson via entry at UFC 216 in October 20 17. “The Motown Phenom” has received difficulties making the cut 155 pounds in the past, recently missing weight last April ahead of a bout with Edson Barboza.
UFC Rochester is advised to happen at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y., with the major card airing over the ESPN+ streaming support.