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UFC Vegas 19: Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis live results and highlights


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.

Follow along with FanSided for all the latest happenings from UFC Vegas 19.

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

Highlights:

Ketlen Vieira vs. Yana Kunitskaya

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Yana Kunitskaya def. Ketlen Vieira via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Highlights:

Charles Rosa vs. Darrick Minner

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Darrick Minner def. Charles Rosa via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)

Highlights:

Alexey Oleynik vs. Chris Daukaus

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Chris Daukaus def. Alexey Oleynik via TKO, Round 1 – 1:55

Highlights:

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

Highlights:

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)

Highlights:

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

Highlights:

Nate Landwehr vs. Julian Erosa

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Julian Erosa def. Nate Landwehr via KO, Round 1 – 0:56

Highlights:

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Shana Dobson vs. Casey O’Neill

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Casey O’Neill def. Shana Dobson via TKO, Round 2 – 3:41

Highlights:

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

Highlights:

Serghei Spivac vs. Jared Vanderaa

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Serghei Spivac def. Jared Vanderaa via TKO — Round 2, 4:32

Highlights:

UFC Vegas 19 takes place on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.





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