UFC Vegas 45: ‘Lewis vs. Daukaus’ Live Results and Highlights

By Chris Taylor - December 17, 2021

The Octagon remains in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 45 event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Derrick Lewis vs. Chris Daukaus.

Derrick Lewis, Chris Daukaus, UFC Vegas 45

Lewis (31-8 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since UFC 265, where he suffered a TKO loss to Ciryl Gane in a fight for the promotions interim heavyweight championship. Prior to that setback, ‘The Black Beast’ had put together back-to-back knockout wins over Aleksei Oleinik and Curtis Blaydes.

Meanwhile, Chris Daukaus (12-3 MMA) will enter Saturday’s UFC Vegas 45 headliner sporting a five-fight winning streak. The Philadelphia native is coming off a TKO victory over Shamil Abdurakhimov in his most previous effort at UFC 266.

UFC Vegas 45 is co-headlined by a key welterweight bout as former title challenger Stephen Thompson takes on Belal Muhammad.


Thompson (16-5-1 MMA), a former two-time UFC title challenger, will be looking to get back in the win column after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Gilbert Burns in his last fight. Prior to that setback, ‘Wonderboy’ was coming off back-to-back unanimous decision victories over Geoff Neal and Vicente Luque.

As for Belal Muhammad (21-4 MMA),  ‘Remember The Name’ last competed in June, where he earned a unanimous decision victory over Demian Maia. Muhammad has not tasted defeat since January of 2019, when he dropped a decision to Geoff Neal.

Also featured on the main card of UFC Vegas 45 is a highly anticipated featherweight contest between fan favorites Cub Swanson and Darren Elkins.

If that wasn’t enough to get you interested, bantamweight standout Raphael Assuncao returns for a scrap with Ricky Simon.

Get all of tonight’s live results and highlights below (refresh for updates):

UFC Vegas 45 Main Card (ESPN+ at 7pm EST)

265 lbs.: Derrick Lewis vs. Chris Daukaus – Lewis def. Daukaus via KO in Round 1

170 lbs.: Stephen Thompson vs. Belal Muhammad – Muhammad def. Thompson by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26 x2)

115 lbs.: Amanda Lemos vs. Angela Hill – Lemos def. Hill by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

135 lbs.: Raphael Assuncao vs. Ricky Simon – Simon def. Assuncao via KO at 2:14 of Round 2

155 lbs.: Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Mateusz Gamrot – Gamrot def. Ferreira via TKO (injury) at 3:26 of Round 2

145 lbs.: Cub Swanson vs. Darren Elkins – Swanson def. Elkins via TKO at 2:12 of Round 1

UFC Vegas 45 Prelims (ESPN+ at 4pm EST)

185 lbs.: Dustin Stoltzfus vs. Gerald Meerschaert – Meerschaert def. Stoltzfus via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:58 of Round 3

265 lbs.: Justin Tafa vs. Harry Hunsucker – Tafa def. Hunsucker via TKO (head kick) at 1:53 of Round 1


125 lbs.: Melissa Gatto vs. Sijara Eubanks – Gatto def. Eubanks via TKO (body kick) at 0:45 of Round 3

145 lbs.: Charles Jourdain vs. Andre Ewell – Jourdain def. Ewell by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)

145 lbs.: Raquel Pennington vs. Macy Chiasson – Pennington def. Chiasson via submission (choke) in Round 1

265 lbs.: Don’Tale Mayes vs. Josh Parisian – Mayes def. Parisian via TKO at 3:26 of Round 3

155 lbs.: Matt Sayles vs. Jordan Leavitt – Leavitt def. Sayles via submission (inverted triangle) at 2:05 of Round 2


135 lbs.: Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry – Cancelled

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