LAS VEGAS – In the main draw of UFC Fight Night 174, Derrick Lewis finished veteran Alexei Olejnik in the beginning of the second round and became the record holder in this heavyweight statistic with the 11th knockout in his UFC career.
On the one hand, a knockout player, who can do great on the ground as well, and on the other hand, the master submissions. “I will finish it in the first round,” said the former before the duel. And he also tried, but the crushing high-kick and long back cap were watched by the opponent.
And they rested the rest of the opening round together on the floor of an octagon at the UFC Apex complex in Las Vegas. Both both recorded about two minutes of control over the opponent and it was expected what will follow in the second five minutes.
Thirty-five-year-old Lewis started with pressure again, but this time he changed the combination – he added a back cap to the jumped knee. And this time the 43-year-old native of Moscow hesitated, fell to the ground in shock and was almost certain what would follow.
In the next ten seconds, Herb Dean ended the match, and the “Black Beast” was able to perform his usual victorious ritual against its demolished rival, who was attacking an incredible 60th professional victory.
“It’s crazy. I still can’t believe I have the most knockouts in my weight. It’s crazy considering the huge names in the division before me … Brock Lesnar, Cain Velasquez and others. I achieved something they didn’t. But I remain modest, I have to, “he said in a post-match interview.
In the real, planned. Even before him, the elusive Lewis somehow did not disappoint again. He already had headphones on, his microphone on, a question from Paul Felder was aimed at him, but he didn’t notice and easily informed his broadcast assistants that he needed a toilet.
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At the same time, he admitted that he wanted to lose weight in further battles. Lewis is one of the biggest MMA fighters and regularly falls for a maximum limit of 265 pounds (120 kilograms). “I don’t want to weigh how much anymore. I want to get between £ 245 and £ 250 and rest. So I see another duel in December, “she added four heavyweights, which was immediately challenged immediately after the duel by compatriot Curtis Blaydes, the UFC-rated three.
Weidman Moves To (2-0)
Returning to the middleweight standings could be done by former middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who managed to push another Russian, Omari Achmedov, to points in three rounds. Verdict points? 2x 29-27 and 29-28 mainly due to absolute dominance in the third five-minute period, in which it seems to be reminiscent of the times of its greatest glory.
He added the scalps of Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort to the time when he was an undefeated challenger of the phenomenal Anderson Silva, whom he subsequently defeated in retaliation. But there were five losses in six duels, including the last in the semi-heavy division by Dominick Reyes.
Thirty-six-year-old “The All-American” has returned to “his” weight and seems to have done well. After all, Achmedov broke through to 11th place in the UFC rankings thanks to five wins from the last six duels, when he also recorded a draw with Marvin Vettori.
“I’m glad they raised my hand in the end. I’m not very happy with my performance, but I needed to win, and I succeeded. We are back in our weight and I am going for the best. I know that I was not dominant, but I am on the right track and I will be a problem for all potential opponents, “smiled the 36-year-old veteran.
Against whom will he get a chance to fulfill his words next time?
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