UFC Fight Night 102 fight card, rumors, speculations, bouts and updates for 'Lewis vs Abdurakhimov' on Dec. 9 in Albany

By Gener, Posted: 10/18/16 05:07AM EDT
Lewis pitted against Ruan Potts
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: (Top) Derrick Lewis punches Ruan Potts in their heavyweight bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo : (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will dish out a one-of-a-kind Friday night mixed martial arts (MMA) on FOX Sports 1 by virtue of staging the UFC Fight Night 102 at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York on Dec. 9.

The Albany fight card features the explosive heavyweight match between Derrick Lewis and Shamil Abdurakhimov which also serve as the co-main event.

Lewis who is ranked tenth in the promotion will attempt to ride on the momentum it has built when he lock horns with equally tough Abdurakhimov. Lewis, who totes a UFC win-loss record of 7-2, won six of his seven UFC victories via TKO or KO. Abdurakhimov is still fresh from its split decision triumph over Walt Harris a few weeks ago in Portland.

The other co-main event will pit Anthony Hamilton against the fast-rising prospect Francis Ngannou.

Hamilton has just recently eked out a crisp knockout win over Damian Grabowski at the UFC 201 in Atlanta and will be attempting to register his first back-to-back win in the promotion.

The Frenchman warrior Ngannou has posted seven consecutive wins, including his first three victories in the promotion. All of the victories that were registered by Ngannou were via stoppage. True to his fierce form, he decked Bojan Mihajlovic in just 94 seconds in their match at the UFC on FOX 20.

UFC also validated the bantamweight match between Aljamain Sterling and Raphael Assuncao, and lightheavyweight skirmish between Patrick Cummins and Gian Villante.

According to MMAMania.com the other slated matches for the Albany fight card and will be shown live on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass are:

Patrick Cummins versus Gian Villante, 205 lbs

Corey Anderson versus. Sean O'Connell 205 lbs

Oluwale Bamgbose versus Joseph Gigliotti 185 lbs

Keith Berish versus Ryan Janes 185 lbs.

Randy Brown vs. Charlie Ward 170 lbs.

Tiago Trator vs. Zubaira Tukhugov 145 lbs.

Juliana Lima vs. Tatiana Suarez 115 lbs.

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