UFC KO king Derrick Lewis set to fight Curtis Blaydes in main event on November 28 after row between pair

UFC KO king Derrick Lewis is set to fight Curtis Blaydes in November 28's main event following a heated row between the pair.

Blaydes, 29, has been calling out 35-year-old Lewis for some time now.

The American had even accused his rival – and the UFC – of avoiding the fight.

But now it has been revealed the pair will be the headline event in November – with the location to be decided.

The fight has immediately got fans licking their lips at the prospect of an incredible battle.

Both MMA stars are on a strong wining streak, with fan-favourite Lewis having won his last three fights.

Blaydes has emerged victorious in his last four fights and has only ever lost TWICE – both to monster Francis Ngannou.

Ngannou is the man most-likely to next take on Stipe Miocic after he successfully defended his heavyweight title at UFC 252.

But the winner of Blaydes vs Lewis is likely to earn the next title shot.

However, after Jon Jones revealed he plans to take the leap to heavyweight, there's every chance Bones gets the next crack.

Earlier this month, Lewis insisted he has NOT been dodging a scrap with Blaydes.

In fact, he went as far as saying he is the one who was making all the moves to get a fight on the cards.

Responding to Blaydes' claim, Lewis lashed out, saying: “I don’t understand what he’s talking about.

“This will be my twentieth UFC fight and I have fought all of the tough guys in the octagon and he’s now just coming up on the radar.

"I don’t even know how many fights he’s had in the UFC for him to talk like he could take me.

“I already fought just about everybody in the top ten.

"The only guys I haven’t fought are [Alistair] Overeem and him.

"I’ve been asking to fight Curtis and Overeem. Overeem turned me down like three times in this past month before Oleinik popped up.

"And I asked for Blaydes, and if he don’t believe it he can ask Mick (Maynard).”

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