Derrick Lewis recorded his 11th knockout last Saturday at UFC 184. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
A heavyweight bout pitting Derrick Lewis against Shawn Jordan and a welterweight affair between Alan Jouban and Brian Ebersole have been added to UFC Fight Night “Cormier vs. Bader.”
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced the two fights through NOLA.com on Tuesday. The event takes place June 6 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and is headlined by a light heavyweight clash between Daniel Cormier and Ryan Bader.
Lewis was in action at UFC 184, where he finished Ruan Potts. “The Black Beast” was knocked out by Matt Mitrione after stopping Jack May and Carlos Augusto Inocente Filho in his first two Octagon appearances. Lewis has ended all 12 of his wins before reaching the judges’ scorecards.
Jordan is unbeaten in his last two outings and last topped Jared Cannonier at UFC 182. The former Bellator MMA and Strikeforce competitor also has an affinity for finishing fights, with 16 of his 17 wins coming inside the distance.
Fresh off a finish of Patrick Walsh at UFC 184, Jouban will make a quick turnaround against Ebersole. “Brahma” has now pushed his record inside the Octagon to 2-1, successfully bouncing back from a unanimous decision loss against Warlley Alves this past November.
A veteran of 69 professional fights, Ebersole will look to put distance between his most two-fight losing streak and build upon his split decision win over John Howard at UFC 178. “Bad Boy” has finished 34 of his 51 wins as a pro.