Following UFC 258: Usman vs Burns produced last weekend (results here) at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, the Ultimate Fighting Championship moves on with UFC Fight Night card scheduled for this Saturday February 20 in the US, which makes it Sunday February 21 in Australia. The event is headlined by a five-round heavyweight battle between Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis.
Ranked No.2 heavyweight contender Blaydes and the division’s ranked No.4 competitor Lewis were initially set to battle it out last November in the headliner of UFC Vegas 15. The contest fell off a day before the fight show, after Blaydes tested positive for coronavirus, and has then been rebooked for this event.
Blaydes (14-2) won four of his previous bouts. In his most recent outing in June 2020 he scored a unanimous decision against Alexander Volkov. Prior to that he secured a pair of second-round TKOs against Junior dos Santos and Shamil Abdurakhimov, and earned a UD against Justin Willis.
Lewis (24-7, 1 NC) is riding the three-win streak. He last fought in August 2020, when he stopped Oleinik in Round 2. Before that he scored a unanimous decision against Ilir Latifi and a split decision against Blagoy Ivanov.
The UFC Vegas 19 co-main event is scheduled to see a three-round women’s MMA matchup between ranked No.6 bantamweight Ketlen Vieira (11-1) and ranked No.7 Yana Kunitskaya (13-5, 1 NC). The full fight card, comprising a total of fifteen bouts, can be found below.
MMA fans in the United States can watch UFC Vegas 19: Blaydes vs. Lewis live stream on ESPN+.
In Australia the event is available live on ESPN on Kayo and UFC Fight Pass.
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Lewis card
- Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis
- Ketlen Vieira vs. Yana Kunitskaya
- Charles Rosa vs. Darrick Minner
- Aleksei Oleinik vs. Chris Daukaus
- Rafael Alves vs. Pat Sabatini
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Tom Aspinall
- Phil Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov
- Danny Chavez vs. Jared Gordon
- Drakkar Klose vs. Luis Pena
- Eddie Wineland vs. John Castaneda
- Julian Erosa vs. Nate Landwehr
- Shana Dobson vs. Casey O’Neill
- Chas Skelly vs. Jamall Emmers
- Aiemann Zahabi vs. Drako Rodriguez
- Sergey Spivak vs. Jared Vanderaa