The UFC revealed on Wednesday afternoon that the co-main event for UFC Fight Night 97 next month in the Philippines will feature the big boys of the sport.
Surging heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis will lock horns with Marcin Tybura in the co-feature of the event, which takes on Oct. 15 at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. Headlining the marquee will be former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn as he returns to action against former featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas. UFC Fight Night 97 will stream entirely on UFC Fight Pass.
Lewis has been on a tear lately, having won his last four bouts. After torching three straight opponents, Lewis scored the biggest win of his career when he edged fan-favorite Roy Nelson via split decision at UFC Fight Night 90 in July.
Poland’s Tybura began his pro career 12-0 but he has faltered as of late, posting a 3-2 mark in his last five Octagon appearances. “Tybur” is coming off a sensational performance on Aug. 6 when he flattened Viktor Pesta with a brutal head kick in the second at UFC Fight Night 92.