After the highs of UFC 283 in Brazil on 21st January, the promotion offers up its latest card this weekend when heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Sergey Spivak collide.
Lewis, priced at 15/8 To Win, is looking to embark on a third run towards a shot at the heavyweight belt.
The 37-year-old's first title bout came in 2018 when he lost to Daniel Cormier but he bounced back and competed for the interim strap in 2021, losing to Ciryl Gane.
He is 1-2 since that defeat to Gane at UFC 265, with his last two trips to the octagon ending in defeat, and a victory is required this weekend if he is to stand any chance of returning to the title conversation.
Spivac, meanwhile, is 4/9 To Win after recording back-to-back victories following his TKO loss to Englishman Tom Aspinall in 2021.
The Moldovan is yet to earn an opportunity to compete for heavyweight gold but the #12 ranked-fighter is on the rise.
His last two wins have come by knockout, taking his career tally of victories via that route to seven and he can be backed at 4/6 to win By KO, TKO, DQ or Submission.
Lewis is 9/4 to win By KO, TKO, DQ or Submission and the Black Beast has 21 career wins by knockout, while he boasts the record for most knockout wins in the UFC (13).
|What||Derrick Lewis v Sergey Spivak - UFC Vegas 68|
|Where||UFC Apex, Enterprise, Nevada, USA|
|When||04:00, Sunday 5th February 2023|
|How to watch||BT Sport 1|
|Odds||Derrick Lewis 15/8, Sergey Spivac 4/9|
The fight is scheduled to take place on 5th February.
The preliminary card gets underway at 04:00 and the main card is due to begin at 06:00, with Lewis and Spivac expected to walk to the octagon at around 08:00.
The UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada plays host to the card.
The Apex is a purpose built arena owned by the UFC and has hosted live events since May 2020, with Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns headlining the maiden card.
There were 20 Fight Night cards at the Apex in 2022 but UFC president Dana White has suggested they will look to stage events around the United States and across the rest of the world on a more regular basis this year.
UFC 287 Fight Card: When, UK Time and how to watch live
Yes. Both the preliminary card and the main card are available to watch on BT Sport 1.
Spivac is the 4/9 favourite To Win as he looks to record a third successive victory, while Lewis is the 15/8 underdog To Win.
No. There aren't any belts on the line. Cyril Gane and Jon Jones are set to meet for the vacant heavyweight title at UFC 285 on 4th March after former champion Francis Ngannou decided against signing a new contract.
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