This Saturday, August 8, the action returned to the United States, with the UFC Apex of Las Vegas 6, an event with huge expectations created. The power of Derrick Lewis it was too much for the veteran russian grappler Aleksei Oleinik, whom he defeated by technical knockout at the beginning of the second round, in the main event of the night. This took place in the city of Las Vegas and will be remembered for the various knockouts that were experienced, which have been the rage in the networks for several days.
Regarding the main contest of the show, the first round clearly favored Oleinik, who bet on his great work on the canvas and was close to subjecting Lewis on a couple of occasions. That being the case, he first tried a bulldog choke and then a lever arm, where clearly neither of the two could be closed in a good way. Meanwhile, his rival played it for his classic forehand bombings, although he did not overcome the great strategy of the experienced one.
In the second round, The Black Beast came out determined to finish his rival and, in the first action of, he landed a great right in the face of Oleinik, which ended up taking the fight on the ground. There, with an excellent ground & pound, he forced the referee, Herb Dean, to stop the fight 21 seconds into the round. In this way, Derrick Lewis got his third victory in a row (Blagoy Ivanov and Ilir Latifi, were the previous ones) and anticipated in post-fight statements that he wants to return in December. Thus, he made it clear that he wants to face big names in the division such as Francis Ngannou, Alistair Overeem and Curtis Blaydes.
“It feels great to have so many knockouts in heavyweight history of UFC. Having survived the key he made me, which I actually don’t know what he was doing, I’m even happier. I’m always at 245 pounds and I want to drop down to 215 pounds. Now I am focused on trying to lose my weight and enjoying my children. I have three and I want to be with them and my family ”, the American began, who was very good.
To close with the words of the one who was victorious, Derrik lewis He said: “I thank you all for your usual support. I really send a huge hug to each and every one of them. I can’t wait to be inside the Octagon again. Anyway, like I said, I am focused on losing weight and being where I want to be. I feel most comfortable at 215 pounds and that’s where I prefer to stay. Now I will do my best to get there and hopefully soon.