Before Philadelphia 76ers home games, there’s a ceremonial ringing of replica Liberty Bell.
Tonight, the bell was rung by a pair of UFC fighters set to headline the promotion’s return to nearby Atlantic City, N.J., next month. Kevin Lee (16-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) and Edson Barboza (19-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) took turns ringing the bell ahead of tonight’s Sixers game against the Indiana Pacers in Philly. Then they faced off on the court.
Check out the video of their meeting below, courtesy of the UFC’s Twitter account.
Lee and Barboza headline UFC Fight Night 128 on April 21 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The main card will air on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.
The latest UFC Fight Night 128 card includes:
- Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee
- Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins
- David Branch vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
- Alex Garcia vs. Ryan LaFlare
- Brett Johns vs. Aljamain Sterling
- Dan Hooker vs. Jim Miller
- Magomed Bibulatov vs. Ulka Sasaki
- Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Luan Chagas
- Tony Martin vs. Keita Nakamura
- Merab Dvalishvili vs. Augusto Mendes
- Aspen Ladd vs. Leslie Smith
- Uriah Hall vs. opponent TBA
- Biceps injury knocks Paulo Costa out of fight with Uriah Hall at UFC-Atlantic City
- NSAC: UFC's Michal Oleksizjcuk gets one-year suspension for clomiphene
- Ronda Rousey basically announces she's forever done with MMA
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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