UFC Vegas 19: Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis live results and highlights.
A major heavyweight matchup with potential title implications accurately describes the UFC Vegas 19 main event, as Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis, with no love lost between them, will do battle in the UFC Apex at the end of the night.
The two were originally scheduled to meet in late November at UFC Vegas 15 before it was revealed on the day of the weigh-ins that Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19.
Now, with Blaydes and Lewis entering this matchup at No. 2 and No. 4, respectively, in the UFC heavyweight rankings, the winner can put themselves in position for a title shot following March’s Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou 2 — and probably after a Jon Jones title shot as well.
After losing his UFC debut to Ngannou, Blaydes went 5-0 (with 1 no-contest) and rose up the ranks fairly quick with wins over Aleksei Oleinik, Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem. Blaydes lost to Ngannou again, but he’s since won four straight, taking a decision over Justin Willis, finishes of Shamil Abdurakhimov and Junior dos Santos and a one-sided decision against Alexander Volkov.
Since getting submitted by Daniel Cormier in a short-notice heavyweight title bout and stopped by JDS, Lewis has won three in a row, turning away Blagoy Ivanov and Ilir Latifi in decisions before a second-round stoppage win over Oleinik in August.
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Main Card (8 p.m. ET, ESPN+)
Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Derrick Lewis def. Curtis Blaydes via KO, Round 2 – 1:26
Ketlen Vieira vs. Yana Kunitskaya
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Yana Kunitskaya def. Ketlen Vieira via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Charles Rosa vs. Darrick Minner
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Darrick Minner def. Charles Rosa via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
Alexey Oleynik vs. Chris Daukaus
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Chris Daukaus def. Alexey Oleynik via TKO, Round 1 – 1:55
Phil Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Phil Hawes def. Nassourdine Imavov via majority decision (29-28 x2, 28-28)
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tom Aspinall
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Tom Aspinall def. Andrei Arlovski via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2 – 1:09
Preliminary Card (5 p.m. ET, ESPN+)
Jared Gordon vs. Danny Chavez
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Jared Gordon def. Danny Chavez via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Drakkar Klose vs. Luis Pena
OFFICIAL RESULTS: CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
Eddie Wineland vs. John Castaneda
OFFICIAL RESULTS: John Castaneda def. Eddie Wineland via TKO, Round 1 – 4:44
Nate Landwehr vs. Julian Erosa
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Julian Erosa def. Nate Landwehr via KO, Round 1 – 0:56
Shana Dobson vs. Casey O’Neill
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Casey O’Neill def. Shana Dobson via TKO, Round 2 – 3:41
Chas Skelly vs. Jamall Emmers
OFFICIAL RESULTS: CANCELED DUE TO EMMERS BACK SPASMS BACKSTAGE
Aieman Zahabi vs. Drako Rodriguez
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Aiemann Zahabi def. Drako Rodriguez via KO, Round 1 – 3:05
Serghei Spivac vs. Jared Vanderaa
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Serghei Spivac def. Jared Vanderaa via TKO — Round 2, 4:32