UFC Fight Night 185 video: Derrick Lewis knocks out Curtis Blaydes stiff with horrifying uppercut

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Derrick Lewis added yet one more spotlight-reel knockout to his resume Saturday.

At UFC Fight Night 185, Lewis (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) knocked out Curtis Blaydes with a violent counter uppercut at 1: 26 of Round 2. The kind came after a not easy opening nine minutes for Lewis.

The heavyweight bout used to be the UFC Fight Night 185 major event on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It streamed on ESPN+.

The first spherical used to be a striking demonstrate from Blaydes (14-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC). In a single of the first exchanges, Blaydes ate a abundant punch. From there, nonetheless, Blaydes took over. He landed punches to the head and heavy leg kicks on Lewis.

In Round 2, Blaydes shot for a takedown, nonetheless Lewis denied it. Quickly thereafter, Blaydes shot all over again. This time, Lewis landed a beautifully timed uppercut that folded Blaydes over backward. Sooner than referee Herb Dean could even step in, Lewis landed two coffin-nail punches to a stiff Blaydes.


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Blaydes used to be down on the canvas thru the next broadcast commercial rupture, nonetheless he used to be unsleeping and demonstrate for the unswerving resolution.

Alongside with his 20th occupation knockout, Lewis extended his winning slump to four. He now shares the chronicle for UFC knockouts with Vitor Belfort at 12. Of his most most unusual nine outings, Lewis has received seven. Right thru that stretch of fights, Lewis has defeated Francis Ngannou, Alexander Volkov, and Marcin Tybura, amongst others.

As for Blaydes, the loss snaps a four-war winning slump. It used to be the first pro defeat he suffered to somebody as adversarial to Francis Ngannou. It’s the third time Blaydes has misplaced by TKO in his genuine occupation, nonetheless the first time he has been knocked out chilly.

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