UFC Vegas 19: Derrick Lewis’ R2 uppercut stuns Curtis Blaydes in heavyweight upset

Derrick Lewis punches Curtis Blaydes in a heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

#4 ranked heavyweight Derrick Lewis relished the underdog tag and showcased timely takedown defence en route to blasting Curtis Blaydes (#2) into unconsciousness, after #7 ranked bantamweight Yana Kunitskaya’s big decision win over Ketlen Vieira (#6) in the co-main event. Continue reading

Crazy or not, Derrick Lewis has opportunity to justify unlikely title ambitions

Opponents Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on February 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Three years after his first UFC title shot, Derrick Lewis (#4) is under no illusions about how much work lies ahead should he finally earn another crack at becoming the heavyweight champion. But after their initial November matchup was rescheduled following a positive COVID-19 test, the Black Beast has a real chance to stake his claim against Curtis Blaydes (#2) tomorrow. Continue reading

Curtis Blaydes’ heavyweight warning to Jon Jones speaks volumes

Curtis Blaydes routs Alexander Volkov for fourth UFC win in row

#2 ranked heavyweight Curtis Blaydes, slated to face Derrick Lewis (#4) during this weekend’s UFC Vegas 15 card this weekend, tested positive for COVID-19 and the bout will be rescheduled. Nonetheless, the 29-year-old had plenty of compelling comments regarding Jon Jones’ heavily-anticipated move up in weight and has a title shot on his agenda in the not-too-distant future. Continue reading