Check out which fighters won performance bonuses from UFC Vegas 19: Blaydes vs. Lewis
The UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada was home to a great night of fights at UFC Vegas 19: Blaydes vs. Lewis. The event saw seven (T)KOs, four decisions and one submission.
Starting with Sergei Spivac’s TKO of Jared Vanderaa, the preliminary card had plenty of action. After a two-year layoff, Aiemann Zahabi scored a one-punch KO against Drako Rodriguez. That was followed by Casey O’Neill picking up a TKO win in her UFC debut against Shana Dobson.
The string of knockouts continued as Julian Erosa stopped Nate Landwehr with a flying knee and punches in less than a minute. John Castaneda knocked out the veteran Eddie Wineland to pick up his first UFC win. The only fight to see the judges’ scorecards on the prelims was Jared Gordon’s one-sided win over Danny Chavez.
The start of the main card saw rising British prospect Tom Aspinall submit the veteran Andrei Arlovski with a rear-naked choke. Darrick Minner dominated Charles Lisa to win a lopsided unanimous decision. Back in the heavyweight division, Chris Daukuas’ unbeaten UFC run continued with a first-round TKO against Aleksei Oleinik. Former title challenger Yama Kunitskaya won a unanimous decision against Ketlen Vieira in the co-main event.
In the main event, Derrick Lewis picked up his fourth consecutive win with a devastating one-punch KO against Curtis Blaydes in the second round. Following the knockout, Blaydes took a long time to get back to his feet but was eventually ok.
Performance of the Night: Derrick Lewis, Tom Aspinall, Chris Daukaus, Aiemann Zahabi
Sergei Spivac TKO (punches), Aiemann Zahabi KO (punch), Casey O’Neill TKO (strikes), Julian Erosa TKO (flying knee and punches), John Castaneda TKO (punches), Tom Aspinall submission (rear-naked choke), Chris Daukaus TKO (punches) and Derrick Lewis KO (uppercut) all finished their fights inside the distance, but it was Lewis, Aspinall, Daukas and Zahabi who took the night’s $50K bonuses.
Fight of the Night: None