UFC Fight Night 128: Full card and preview for event in Atlantic City

UFC Fight Night 128: Full card and preview for event in Atlantic City

The UFC returns this weekend for UFC Fight Night 128 which will be held on April 21, 2018, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The main event features a lightweight bout between Edson Barboza and former interim UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Kevin Lee.

After winning five straight bouts under the UFC banner including submission wins over Francisco Trinaldo and Michael Chiesa, Lee suffered a submission loss of his own last time out, to Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title at UFC 216.

After winning three in a row, Barboza is also coming off a loss. Two unanimous decision wins over Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez was followed by a KO win over Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night 106. Both fighters will look to get back to winning ways on April 21.

The co-main event features a featherweight bout between former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson

Edgar and Swanson previously met at UFC Fight Night 57 with Edgar winning via fourth-round submission.

A four-fight winning streak for Frankie Edgar earned him a title shot against featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 222, however, the champion pulled out of the bout and Edgar took a replacement fight against Brian Ortega, a fight which many thought was a risky option as Edgar could just wait until Holloway was healthy. Edgar took the bout anyway and suffered a first-round TKO loss to Ortega.

Swanson was also riding a four-fight winning streak which was ended by Ortega. Wins over Hacran Dias, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Doo Ho Choi and Artem Lobov was followed by a second-round submission loss to Ortega at UFC Fight Night 123.

Also featured on the main card is a heavyweight bout pitting Chase Sherman vs Justin Willis, a middleweight bout featuring David Branch and Thiago Santos, a bantamweight bout between top-ranked bantamweights Aljamain Sterling and Brett Johns while a lightweight bout kicks off the main card as Jim Miller faces off against Dan Hooker.

Headling the preliminary card on Fox Sports 1 is a welterweight contest between New York native Ryan LaFlare and Alex Garcia while a light heavyweight bout kicks things off on FS! as Corey Anderson meets Patrick Cummins.

A women’s bantamweight bout features as the headliner of the UFC Fight Pass preliminary card as Leslie Smith meets Aspen Ladd while Tony Martin vs. Keita Nakamura kicks off the night of fights in Utica in a welterweight contest.

Check out the updated fight card for UFC Fight Night 128 below:

MAIN CARD (FOX SPORTS 1)
Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee
Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson
Chase Sherman vs. Justin Willis
David Branch vs. Thiago Santos
Aljamain Sterling vs. Brett Johns
Jim Miller vs. Dan Hooker

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX SPORTS 1)
Ryan LaFlare vs. Alex Garcia
Magomed Bibulatov vs. Ulka Sasaki
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Luan Chagas
Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS)
Leslie Smith vs. Aspen Ladd
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Ricky Simon
Tony Martin vs. Keita Nakamura

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