Chiesa returns vs. Kevin Lee to main event UFC Fight Night 112

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 31.03.2017 12:26h Author:

Michael Chiesa (Instagram)

UFC Fight Night 112 lineup has quickly taken shape over the past week, and now the fight card has a main event, according to MMAJunkie.

Lightweight standouts Michael Chiesa (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Kevin Lee (15-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) will clash in a five-round headliner at the event, the UFC announced today on Twitter.

UFC Fight Night 112 takes place June 25 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. Chiesa, No. 9 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings, makes his return to competition for the first time since April 2016. He earned a second-round submission of Beneil Dariush in his most recent outing at UFC on FOX 19, giving him five victories in his past six fights overall.

Lee, an honorable mention in the division, will get his first UFC main event after scoring the biggest victory of his career at UFC Fight Night 106 earlier this month when he snapped the lengthy winning streak of Francisco Trinaldo with a second-round submission win.

“Mo Town Phenom” has won four consecutive fights overall and has finished his opponent inside the distance in three of those fights.

The latest UFC Fight Night 112 card now includes:

  • Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee
  • B.J. Penn vs. Dennis Siver
  • Tim Boetsch vs. Johny Hendricks
  • Felice Herrig vs. Justine Kish
  • Jeremy Kimball vs. Josh Stansbury
  • Ilir Latifi vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • Vitor Miranda vs. Marvin Vettori
  • Carla Esparza vs. Maryna Moroz
  • Clay Guida vs. Erik Koch