Derrick Lewis will get another showdown in his hometown.
First reported by MMA Junkie, a heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa is in the works for UFC 271 on Feb. 12 in Houston, Texas’ Toyota Center.
With both Lewis and Tuivasa picking up huge knockout wins this past December, there is a lot of excitement surrounding these two heavyweights at the moment.
Tuivasa (14-3) is currently on a four-fight win streak with all four victories coming by way of knockout or technical knockout. His most recent victory was a second round knockout over Augusto Sakai at UFC 269 on Dec. 11.
Lewis (26-8) is currently 3-1 in his last four fights with all three victories coming by way of knockout or technical knockout. His most recent victory was a first round knockout over Chris Daukus at UFC Vegas 45 on Dec. 18.
The UFC has not yet made an official announcement on this fight.