Derrick Lewis stepped toward another heavyweight title shot with a record-setting knockout of Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Vegas 6 (otherwise known as UFC on ESPN+ 32) on Saturday night at the Apex in Las Vegas.
Lewis came out terminating, handling a couple of huge punches before securing and squeezing Oleinik against the pen. He at that point controlled Oleinik to the ground and emptied with a few hard left hands.
Oleinik attempted to secure structure the base, however, Lewis spun into half gatekeeper.
Oleinik again held tight, attempting to compel an impasse and a hold-up. He in the long run sneaked out and recaptured his balance, quickly taking Lewis to the canvas and arriving in side control with a scarf hold.
Lewis mixed back to the top position, yet Oleinik effectively turned around him and again took side control with a scarf hold.
Lewis stayed cool and continued pushing all over, in the long run compelling the Ukrainian warrior to abandon the scarf hold and move to side control, where he applied an Americana lock, yet it wasn’t sufficient to complete the battle before the horn.
The previous UFC heavyweight title competitor Lewis opened the second round with a bouncing knee to the chest and stunned Oleinik with a correct hand. He at that point dropped to the canvas, emptying with a merciless invasion of right hands that put Oleinik in some other time region, compelling arbitrator Herb Dean to call the battle only 21 seconds into the round.
The completion earned Lewis the record, at 11, for most heavyweight knockouts in UFC history. By taking out Oleinik, Lewis outperformed Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.
“It feels better. He had that British Bulldog, whatever the hellfire accommodation he had on me, I was unable to inhale by any stretch of the imagination,” Lewis said after the battle.
Coming into the battle, Lewis wondered about how much better he felt after truly concentrating on his molding. He made things a stride further on Saturday, announcing he would not like to come back to the confine until he could shed a couple of more pounds.
“I’m not going to take additional battles until I can get down into that 250, 245 (pound) go,” said Lewis, who weighed 265 pounds for UFC Vegas 6.
“Ideally (I will return) in December. Sometime in December. At the present time, that is all I’ve centered around, attempting to get my weight down.”
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