On Saturday, Aug. 8, the UFC returned to the Apex in Las Vegas for its 32nd event on ESPN+. The event once again featured no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the night’s main event, heavyweight knockout artist Derrick Lewis collided with submission specialist Aleksei Oleinik. The former title challenger Lewis entered the headlining affair riding a two-fight winning streak. Russia’s Oleinik had also won two straight, most recently defeating former champion Fabricio Werdum.

The co-main event took place in the middleweight division as Omari Akhmedov met former champion Chris Weidman.


The event kicked off with the preliminary card airing live on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET. The main card followed at 9 p.m. ET, also on ESPN+.

Derrick Lewis def. Aleksei Oleinik by TKO (punches). Round 2, 0:21
Chris Weidman def. Omari Akhmedov by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Darren Stewart def. Maki Pitolo by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 3:41
Yana Kunitskaya def. Julija Stoliarenko by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Beneil Dariush def. Scott Holtzman by TKO (spinning backfist). Round 1, 4:38
Tim Means def. Laureano Staropoli by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Kevin Holland def. Joaquin Buckley by knockout (punch). Round 3, 0:32
Nasrat Haqparast def. Alex Munoz by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Andrew Sanchez def. Wellington Turman by knockout (punches). Round 1, 4:14
Gavin Tucker def. Justin Jaynes by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 1:43
Youssef Zalal def. Peter Barrett by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Irwin Rivera def. Ali Al Qaisi by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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Bryan Henderson became a fan of MMA in the late '90s when he happened upon the early UFC events on VHS at a local video rental store. He started writing about the sport on his Sporting News member blog in 2007 before becoming an official staff writer for Sporting News' "The Rumble" MMA/boxing blog. He went on to become a staff writer and the Features Manager for MMA DieHards before moving on to The MMA Corner, where he assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief. Bryan left The MMA Corner in 2014 and founded Combat Press along with two of his colleagues. In addition to covering mixed martial arts, Bryan also operated the Modified Mind body modification e-zine website for more than a decade.

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