In the night’s main event, heavyweight contenders collided when wrestling stalwart Curtis Blaydes met knockout artist Derrick Lewis. Colorado’s Blaydes entered the match-up riding a four-fighting winning streak that includes two knockouts. The only two defeats on the resume of Blaydes have come at the hands of current No. 1 contender Francis Ngannou. Lewis, meanwhile, is a former title challenger who had won three straight. Nineteen of his 24 career wins had come via knockout.
The event kicked off on ESPN+ at 5 p.m. ET, with the main card airing at 8 p.m. ET, also on ESPN+.
Derrick Lewis def. Curtis Blaydes by knockout (uppercut). Round 2, 1:26
Yana Kunitskaya def. Ketlen Vieira by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Darrick Minner def. Charles Rosa by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
Chris Daukaus def. Aleksei Oleinik by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:55
Phil Hawes def. Nassourdine Imavov by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Tom Aspinall def. Andrei Arlovski by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:19
Jared Gordon def. Danny Chavez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
John Castañeda def. Eddie Wineland by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:44
Julian Erosa def. Nate Landwehr by TKO (flying knee and punches). Round 1, 0:56
Casey O’Neill def. Shana Dobson by TKO (ground and pound). Round 2, 3:41
Chas Skelly vs. Jamall Emmers cancelled (Emmers suffered back spasms)
Aiemann Zahabi def. Drako Rodriguez by knockout (punch). Round 1, 3:05
Serghei Spivac def. by Jared Vanderaa by TKO (ground and pound). Round 2, 4:32
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