The Octagon remains in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 19 event, a fourteen-bout fight card headlined by Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis.
Blaydes (14-2 MMA) will be stepping foot in the Octagon for the first time since defeating Alexander Volkov by unanimous decision this past June. That win marked Blaydes’ fourth in a row, as he had previously scored victories over Justin Willis, Shamil Abdurakhimov and Junior dos Santos.
Meanwhile, Derrick Lewis (24-7 MMA) will enter tonight’s UFC Vegas 19 event on a three-fight win streak, his latest being a second round TKO victory over Aleksei Oleinik back in August. Prior to that finish, ‘The Black Beast’ had earned victories over Ilir Latifi and Blagoy Ivanov.
UFC Vegas 19 is co-headlined by a women’s bantamweight bout featuring Ketlen Vieira taking on Yana Kunitskaya.
Vieira (11-1 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since September’s UFC 253 event, where she scored a unanimous decision win over Sijara Eubanks. That victory got ‘Fenomeno’ back in the win column, as she had previously suffered a knockout loss to Irena Aldana.
As for Yana Kunitskaya (13-5 MMA), ‘Foxy’ most recently competed this past August, where she earned a unanimous decision victory over Julija Stoliarenko. That win marked Kunitskaya’s third in her past four fights overall.
In addition to Blaydes vs. Lewis, tonight’s UFC Vegas 19 main card also features two other heavyweight matchups. Former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski will be returning to the Octagon for a fight with Tom Aspinall, while submission specialist Aleksei Oleinik takes on Chris Daukaus.
Get all of tonight’s live results and highlights below (refresh for updates):
UFC Vegas 19 Main Card | 8:00 pm ET on ESPN+
Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis – Lewis def. Blaydes via KO at 1:26 of Round 2
Yana Kunitskaya vs. Ketlen Vieira – Kunitskaya def. Vieira by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Darrick Minner vs. Charles Rosa – Minner def. Rosa by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
Chris Daukaus vs. Aleksei Oleinik – Daukaus def. Oleinik via TKO (punches) in Round 1
Nassourdine Imavov vs. Phil Hawes – Hawes def. Imavov by majority decision (28-28, 29-28 x2)
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tom Aspinall – Aspinall def. Arlovski via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:09 of Round 2
UFC Vegas 19 Preliminary | 5:00 pm ET on ESPN+
Danny Chavez vs. Jared Gordon – Gordon def. Chavez by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Drakkar Klose vs. Luis Pena – Cancelled
John Castaneda vs. Eddie Wineland – Castaneda def. Wineland via TKO (punches) at 4:44 of Round 1
Julian Erosa vs. Nate Landwehr – Erosa def. Landwehr via TKO (Flying knee and punches) at :56 of Round 1
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Shana Dobson vs. Casey O’Neill – O’Neil def. Dobson via TKO in Round 2
Jamall Emmers vs. Chas Skelly – Cancelled
Drako Rodriguez vs. Aiemann Zahabi – Zahabi def. Rodriguez via KO at 3:05 of Round 1
Serghei Spivac vs. Jared Vanderaa – Spivac def. Vanderaa via TKO at 4:32 of Round 2
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