UFC’s No. 5 in the heavyweight division will make his return to the Octacon against Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 244 in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 2.
“The Black Beast” lost his last two fights from champion Daniel Cormier and Junior Dos Santos respectively with the first one also taking place in the legendary New York venue last November. Bulgaria’s Ivanov, a. k. a. “Baga”, won his last two UFC bouts against Ben Rothwell and Tai Tuivasa after losing to Dos Santos in his debut. The two-fight winning streak has helped Ivanov climb up the rankings in the division, making him No.10 with the heavyweights.
The negotiations for the Lewis – Ivanov fight are undergoing, according to multiple sources with the rest of the names on the card for UFC 244 still to be announced.