Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are back to breakdown the ‘UFC VEGAS 19: ‘BLAYDES VS. LEWIS’ event, which was broadcast from the APEX Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall events in the player above, or on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel and BE Presents Podcast Network. (SPOILERS...)
Tonight, Saturday, February 20th., 2021, in the main event of UFC VEGAS 19, we had ‘The Black Beast’, Derrick Lewis, with a remarkable 24-7 record, return to the octagon after a six month break from UFC action to take on Curtis ‘Razor’ Blaydes, with his impressive 14-2 record. These two Heavyweight contenders were set to do battle back in November, but a positive COVID-19 test at the last second removed Curtis Blaydes. Tonight the Beast basically ended him with a gnarly uppercut KO that put him to sleep, thus keeping his pre-fight promise to violently stop him. In the co-main event, we had a ladies Bantamweight clash between the vicious Russian vixen, ‘Foxy’ Yana Kunitskaya (Яна Куницкая), who entered the octagon with a 13-5 record vs. Brazilian brawler Ketlen ‘Fenômeno’ Vieira, with her 11-1 record... the competitive Russian striker won via Decision from her back, after a very active fight.
Overall, this whittled down 12-bout card saw four swift finishes take place in Round 1, one sub, seven exciting KO/TKO - including our Main event, and four decisions. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Derrick Lewis, Tom Aspinall, Chris Daukaus and Aimann Zahabi; FOTN honors went to no one, surprisingly. What a night of fights we have to share with you!
Also on the card, we had an exciting bout between rising prospect Chris Daukaus and Heavyweight veteran Aleksei Oleinik, which ended via TKO-punches in the first round. The dominant Daukaus was coming at this on a three-fight winning streak, having defeated the likes of Nascimento, Porter and Holmes. While ‘The Boa Constrictor’ was coming off a loss to one of our headliners, Derrick Lewis, just this past August, 2020. As if that’s not enough, we also had an exciting match-up on the prelims card where Julian Erosa collapsed Nate Landwehr with a first-round flying knee. Join us to discuss all the action...
Here’s a look at the ‘UFC VEGAS 19: ‘BLAYDES VS LEWIS’ RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT FEB 20
12. 265lbs - Derrick Lewis (25-7) DEF. Curtis Blaydes (14-3) - KO/TKO, Uppercut at 1:26 of Rd 2 of 5, Total 6:26
11. 135lbs - Yana Kunitskaya (14-5) DEF. Ketlen Vieira (11-2) - DEC, Unanimous
10. 145lbs - Darrick Minner (26-11) DEF. Charles Rosa (13-5) - DEC, Unanimous
9. 265lbs Chris Daukaus (11-3) DEF. Aleksei Oleinik (59-15) - KO/TKO, Knees & Punches (Standing TKO) at 1:55 of Rd 1
8. 185lbs - Phil Hawes (10-2) DEF. Nassourdine Imavov (9-3) - DEC: Majority
7. 265lbs - Tom Aspinall (10-2) DEF. Andrei Arlovski (30-20) - SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 1:09 of Rd 2, Total 6:09
6. 145lbs - Jared Gordon (17-4) DEF. Danny Chavez (11-4) - DEC, Unanimous
5. 135lbs - John Castaneda (18-5) DEF. Eddie Wineland (24-15) - KO/TKO, Punches at 4:44 of Rd 1
4. 145lbs - Julian Erosa (25-8) DEF. Nate Landwehr (14-4) - KO/TKO, Flying Knee at 0:56 of Rd 1
3. 125lbs - Casey O’Neill (6-0) DEF. Shana Dobson (4-5) - KO/TKO, G & P at 3:41 of Rd 2, Total 8:41
2. 135lbs - Aiemann Zahabi (8-2) DEF. Drako Rodriguez (7-2) - KO/TKO, Overhand Right at 3:05 of Rd 1
1. 265lbs - Sergey Spivak (12-2) DEF. Jared Vanderaa (11-5) - KO/TKO, G & P at 4:32 of Rd 2, Total 9:32
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