Derrick Lewis will square off against Marcin Tybura in a heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 126.
MMAjunkie.com was the first to report the booking. UFC Fight Night 126 takes place at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin on Feb. 18 and is also expected to include a flyweight clash pitting Ray Borg against Brandon Moreno. The card will air on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Lewis last appeared at UFC Fight Night 110, where he suffered a fourth-round technical knockout loss to Mark Hunt on June 10. “The Black Beast” was supposed to return to action at UFC 216 against Fabricio Werdum but had to withdraw due to a back injury. Prior to facing Hunt, Lewis had compiled a six-fight winning streak in the Octagon.
Tybura, meanwhile, had a three-bout winning streak snapped in a five-round decision defeat to Werdum at UFC Fight Night 121 on Nov. 18. The longtime M-1 Global veteran is 3-2 in the UFC and 16-3 as a professional overall.