The UFC is introducing yet another interim title this weekend at UFC 216 with the event being headlined by impressive 155-pound contenders Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee.
An interim belt is on the line because Conor McGregor, the UFC’s current lightweight champ, chose to box Floyd Mayweather Jr. earlier this year instead of defending the belt he won in November when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.
Ferguson (22-3) won the 13th season of The Ultimate Fighter back in 2011 and has steadily climbed the rankings. He is 12-1 in the UFC and riding a nine-fight winning streak.
Lee (16-2) also has a nice winning streak going, having come out on top in his previous five tilts. Lee hasn’t fought the same calibre of opponent that Ferguson has but, stylistically, this matchup has the potential to be a Fight of the Year candidate.
Here’s a look at the complete UFC 216 lineup:
— Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee
— Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg
— Fabricio Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis
— Mara Romero Borella vs. Kalindra Faria
— Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham
— Tom Duquesnoy vs. Cody Stamann
— Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz
— Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata
— Pearl Gonzalez vs. Poliana Botelho
— Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer
— John Moraga vs. Magomed Bibulatov
— Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares
— Matt Schnell vs. Marco Beltran