[Fight Week!] UFC Fight Night 102: Full fight card and preview for UFC’s first event in Albany

UFC Fight Night 102 will be held on December 9, 2016, at Times Union Center in Albany, New York.

This event will be the first that the organisation hosted in Albany.

A heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Shamil Abdurakhimov will serve as the event headliner.

Lewis (16-4-1 MMA) is on a hot streak in the UFC heavyweight division as of late with four straight wins in a row. TKO wins over Gabriel Gonzaga, Damian Grabowski and Viktor Pešta and most recently a split decision over Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez has Lewis ranked #10 in the heavyweight weight class.

Abdurakhimov (17-3 MMA) lost his UFC debut to Timothy Johnson via TKO at UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas but has rebounded nicely with two straight decision wins over Anthony Hamilton and Walt Harris.

The co-main event also features a heavyweight contest between Francis Ngannou and Anthony Hamilton.

Francis Ngannou (8-1 MMA) has looked impressive in his UFC run, going 3-0 since signing with the promotion. KO win over Bojan Mihajlović, Curtis Blaydes & Luis Henrique has the Cameroonian-born fighter climbing the heavyweight rankings in a hurry.

Hamilton (15-5 MMA) has traded wins with loses in his UFC career to date. A TKO win over Ruan Potts
in his UFC debut at UFC 177 was followed by a TKO loss to Todd Duffee at UFC 181. A decision win over Daniel Omielańczuk was then followed by a decision loss to Shamil Abdurahimov at UFC Fight Night 83. In his last bout, Hamilton earned a first-round TKO win over Damian Grabowski at UFC 201.

Check out the full fight card for UFC Fight Night 102 below. The bout order for this event is yet to be finalised by the promotion.

Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Francis Ngannou vs. Anthony Hamilton
Gian Villante vs. Saparbek Safarov
Corey Anderson vs. Sean O’Connell
Juliana Lima vs. JJ Aldrich
Randy Brown vs. Brian Camozzi
Joe Gigliotti vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Andrew Sanchez vs. Trevor Smith
Tiago Trator vs. Shane Burgos
Frankie Perez vs. Marc Diakiese
Keith Berish vs. Ryan Janes
Justine Kish vs. Ashley Yoder

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