By Nolan King |
February 20, 2021 11: 14 pm
Derrick Lewis added one other highlight-reel knockout to his resume Saturday.
At UFC Fight Evening 185, Lewis (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) knocked out Curtis Blaydes with a violent counter uppercut at 1: 26 of Round 2. The extinguish got here after a no longer easy opening 9 minutes for Lewis.
The heavyweight bout used to be the UFC Fight Evening 185 main tournament at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It streamed on ESPN+.
The first spherical used to be a inserting demonstrate from Blaydes (14-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC). In one of the first exchanges, Blaydes ate a huge punch. From there, on the replacement hand, Blaydes took over. He landed punches to the head and heavy leg kicks on Lewis.
In Round 2, Blaydes shot for a takedown, however Lewis denied it. Quickly thereafter, Blaydes shot again. This time, Lewis landed a beautifully timed uppercut that folded Blaydes over backward. Sooner than referee Herb Dean might possibly possibly step in, Lewis landed two coffin-nail punches to a stiff Blaydes.
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— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) February 21, 2021
Blaydes used to be down on the canvas thru the following broadcast commercial spoil, however he used to be wakeful and existing for the legitimate resolution.
With his 20th profession knockout, Lewis extended his winning trudge to four. He now shares the account for UFC knockouts with Vitor Belfort at 12. Of his most recent 9 outings, Lewis has received seven. Throughout that stretch of fights, Lewis has defeated Francis Ngannou, Alexander Volkov, and Marcin Tybura, among others.
As for Blaydes, the loss snaps a four-fight winning trudge. It used to be the first pro defeat he suffered to anyone a bunch of than Francis Ngannou. It’s the third time Blaydes has lost by TKO in his professional profession, however the first time he has been knocked out cold.
Total UFC Fight Evening 185 results encompass:
- Derrick Lewis def. Curtis Blaydes thru knockout (punches) – Round 2, 1: 26
- Yana Kunitskaya def. Ketlen Vieira thru unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Darrick Minner def. Charles Rosa thru unanimous resolution (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
- Chris Daukaus def. Aleksei Oleinik thru TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1: 55
- Phil Hawes def. Nassourdine Imavov thru majority resolution (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Tom Aspinall def. Andrei Arlovski thru submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1: 09
- Jared Gordon def. Danny Chavez thru unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- John Castaneda def. Eddie Wineland thru TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4: 44
- Julian Erosa def. Nate Landwehr thru TKO (flying knee) – Round 1, 0: 56
- Casey O’Neill def. Shana Dobson thru TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3: 41
- Aiemann Zahabi def. Drako Rodriguez thru knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3: 05
- Serghei Spivac def. Jared Vanderaa thru TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4: 32