UFC 178 Update: Lightweights Kevin Lee, Jon Tuck Added to Sept. 27 Lineup


Jon Tuck will meet Kevin Lee at UFC 178. | Keith Mills/Sherdog.com


Kevin Lee will meet Jon Tuck in a lightweight contest at UFC 178 in Las Vegas.

Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced the bout on Thursday.

UFC 178 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 27 and is headlined by a light heavyweight title clash between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. The card also includes a key featherweight tilt pitting Conor McGregor against Dustin Poirier.

Lee, also known as “The Motown Phenom,” will be looking to push his record above .500 with a win against Tuck. The 21 year old lost his UFC debut against Al Iaquinta at UFC 169 via unanimous decision but bounced back at “The Ultimate Fighter 19” finale with a split-decision victory over Jesse Ronson.

For Tuck, a win would mark his second consecutive victory since joining the UFC ranks in 2012. “Super Saiyan” has competed three times under the Zuffa banner. He debuted by outpointing Tiequan Zhang at UFC on Fuel TV 6 before dropping a decision to Norman Parke at UFC Fight Night “Mousasi vs. Munoz.” The Guam native pushed his career mark to 8-1 with a win against Jake Lindsey at UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. Khabilov” in June.

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