UFC 216 Embedded, Episode 4: Moving Closer To Fight Day

UFC 216: Demetrious Johnson looks to make history and cement his legacy

Let's take a look at the biggest storylines entering Saturday's event.

Borg is to meet Johnson in what's still assigned as the co-main event of the UFC 216 pay-per-view card at T-Mobile Arena.

That remains Ferguson's lone loss in the organization, and he was supposed to fight the unbeaten Nurmagomedov (24-0) for the interim belt at UFC 209 on March 4, but his opponent suffered from an extreme weight cut and was forced to withdraw. "I don't care if you're from Detroit, Atlanta, Philly, New York, Las Vegas, California - I'm fighting for all those kids". Some of the sport's brightest prospects are set to continue their journeys at the card, and Demetrious Johnson may break Anderson Silva's record of ten consecutive title defenses when he squares off against Ray Borg.

Conor McGregor, who is the current UFC lightweight champion, admitted last week that he will be keeping a close eye on Lee's fight with Ferguson. Mid-interview, Lee started screaming at Ferguson. Suffice it to say, UFC 217 in NY can't come fast enough. The victor has a good chance to fight McGregor for his belt. On a five-fight winning streak in the UFC's most competitive division, he has worked his way to the top to challenge for UFC gold. "If the fans like what they see, then great". Lee last competed in June, submitting Michael Chiesa by first-round submission. And if there's one thing he appears to have in spades, it's poise and confidence.

Ferguson, who has won his last nine fights, felt as though he was robbed of a well-deserved title shot last November at the Madison Square Garden when Eddie Alvarez welcomed Conor McGregor to the lightweight division. Lee can't make that same claim. It's worth remembering that the betting line belied the fact that McGregor came up to Diaz's weight class, welterweight, in order to allow Diaz to take the fight on short notice. Their scheduled UFC 215 bout was canceled two days prior because Borg was ill.

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Heavyweight Derrick Lewis does his pre-weigh in under the watchful eye of Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin, as opponent Fabricio Werdum announces his arrival in the UFC office. Along with his teenage looks, Duquesnoy has a certain star quality that is hard to describe properly. The humble flyweight champion, as excited as he may be for future opportunities and bigger paychecks, is 100% focused on Ray Borg and making history at UFC 216.