UFC Vegas 6: ‘Lewis vs. Oleinik’ Results and Highlights

Derrick Lewis, Alexey Oleynik

The Octagon remains in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 6 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik.

Derrick Lewis (23-7 MMA) will enter tonight’s headliner on a two-fight win streak, this after edging out victories over Ilir Latifi and Blagoy Ivanov in his most recent Octagon appearances. ‘The Black Beast’ has gone 2-1 since coming up short in his title opportunity against then champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 230.

Meanwhile, Aleksei Oleinik (59-13 MMA) will also enter tonight’s UFC Vegas 6 main event sporting a two fight win streak. In his most recent effort at UFC 249, ‘The Boa Constrictor’ scored a split-decision victory over former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. Prior to that, Oleinik was coming off a submission victory over Maurice Green at UFC 246.

The co-main event of UFC Vegas 6 will feature former middleweight champion Chris Weidman taking on surging contender Omari Akhmedov.

Weidman (14-5 MMA) will be returning to middleweight after suffering a first round knockout loss to Dominick Reyes in his light heavyweight debut. Sine losing his middleweight crown to Luke Rockhold at UFC 194, ‘The All American’ has gone just 1-3 in his past four fights at 185lbs.

Meanwhile, Omari Akhmedov (20-4-1 MMA) will enter tonight’s co-headliner on a six fight unbeaten streak. The ‘Wolverine’s’ lone blemish during that impressive stretch came in the form of a draw with fellow middleweight standout Marvin Vettori.

Get all of tonight’s results and highlights below:

UFC Vegas 6 Main Card (9pm est on ESPN+)

Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik – Lewis def. Oleinik via KO at :32 of Round 2

Omari Akhmedov vs. Chris Weidman – Weidman def. Akhmedov by unanimous decision (29-27 x2, 29-28)

Maki Pitolo vs. Darren Stewart – Stewart def. Pitolo by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:41 of Round 1

Yana Kunitskaya vs. Julija Stoliarenko -Kunitskaya def. Stoliarenko by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Beneil Dariush vs. Scott Holtzman – Dariush def. Holtzman by KO (spinning back fist) at 4:38 of Round 1

UFC Vegas 6 Prelims (6pm est on ESPN+)

Tim Means vs. Laureano Staropoli – Means def. Staropoli by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)

Kevin Holland vs. Joaquin Buckley – Holland def. Buckley by KO (punch) at 0:32 of Round 3

 

Nasrat Haqparast vs. Alexander Munoz – Haqparast def. Munoz by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Andrew Sanchez vs. Wellington Turman – Sanchez def. Turman by KO (punches) at 4:14 of Round 1

Gavin Tucker vs. Justin Jaynes – Tucker def. Jaynes via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:43 of Round 3

Youssef Zalal vs. Peter Barrett – Zalal def. Barret by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)
Irwin Rivera vs. Ali Al Qaisi – Rivera def. Al Qaisi by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on August 8, 2020