Derrick Lewis (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

UFC Fight Night Results: Lewis Crushes Blaydes, Kunitskaya Edges Vieira

On Saturday, Feb. 20, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

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