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

Derrick Lewis, Chris Daukaus, UFC Vegas 45
Derrick Lewis vs. Chris Daukaus at UFC Vegas 45

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

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.

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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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