UFC VEGAS 45: LEWIS VS DAUKAUS | The 6th Round Post-Fight Show
Bloody Elbow fight experts, Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado, are here to breakdown the UFC Vegas 45: ‘Lewis vs. Daukaus’ Fight Night event from Las Vegas, NV. The guys have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event. The UFC showcased a Heavyweight brawl in the main event of UFC Vegas 45. We had the No. 3 UFC ranked, former Legacy FC Heavyweight Champion & former Bellator competitor, Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis, with a 25-8 record, specializing in BJJ, entering the octagon to combat the No. 7 ranked former police officer, who is also notably the younger brother of fellow UFC fighter Kyle Daukaus, with a current record of 12-3, but undefeated in the UFC, with four KO’s of his own. Despite their rankings, Lewis managed to enter this bout as a slight underdog with Daukaus being favored by the oddsmakers. It made no difference to Lewis what the odds were, he intended to walk in, get a vintage early knockout to top off his UFC KO record... and that is just what he did. Meanwhile, the co-main event featured Welterweight contenders Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and Belal ‘Remember the Name’ Muhammad, in a brawl which many felt should have been the main event. No. 5 ranked, South Carolina Kickboxing Phenom, Thompson held a 16-5 record entering the octagon tonight. Meanwhile, the Chicagoan BJJ expert, Muhammad, was ranked down in the No. 10 slot, after having formerly competed for Bellator and Titan FC he holds a record of 19-3 walking into this bout. For much more detail on the main card and plenty of tidbits about the prelims, be sure to hit play on the show and hear what our fight experts have to say about the event last night. Overall, this now 13-bout card saw 3 1st Rd finishes, 7 KO/TKO’s, 3 subs, & 3 decisions, 1 of them split. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Cub Swanson & Melissa Gatto; FOTN honors went to Amanda Lemos vs. Angela Hill. Here’s a look at the UFC VEGAS 45: ‘DERRICK LEWIS VS CHRIS DAUKAUS’ updated fight records & results — ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. DEC 18 13. 265lbs: Derrick Lewis (26-8) DEF. Chris Daukaus (12-4) — KO/TKO, Right Hooks at 3:36 of Rd 1 12. 170lbs: Belal Muhammad (20-3) DEF. Stephen Thompson (16-6) — DEC, Unanimous (30-26x2, 30-25) FOTN: 11. 115lbs: Amanda Lemos (11-1) DEF. Angela Hill (13-11) — DEC, Split (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) 10. 135lbs: Ricky Simón (19-3) DEF. Raphael Assunção (27-9) — KO/TKO, Right Hook & Uppercut at 2:14 of Rd 2, Total 7:14 9. 155lbs: Mateusz Gamrot (20-1) DEF. Diego Ferreira (17-5) — KO/TKO, Sub to Strikes at 3:26 of Rd 2, Total 8:26 8. 145lbs: Cub Swanson, POTN (28-12) DEF. Darren Elkins (26-10) — KO/TKO, Punches & Wheel Kick at 2:12 of Rd 1 ESPN+ PRELIMS 7. 185lbs: Gerald Meerschaert (34-14) DEF. Dustin Stolzfus (13-4) —SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 2:59 of Rd 3, Total 12:59 6. 265lbs: Justin Tafa (5-3) DEF. Harry Hunsucker (7-5) — KO/TKO, Head Kick at 1:54 of Rd 1 5. 125lbs: Melissa Gatto, POTN (8-0) DEF. Sijara Eubanks (7-7) — KO/TKO, Body Kick at 0:45 Rd 3, Total 10:45 4. 145lbs: Charles Jourdain (12-4) DEF. Andre Ewell (17-9) — DEC, Unanimous (30-27, 30-26, 29-27) 3. 135lbs: Raquel Pennington (13-8) DEF. Macy Chiasson (7-2) — SUB, Guillotine Choke at 3:07 of Rd 2, Total 8:07 2. 265lbs: Don’Tale Mayes (9-4) DEF. Josh Parisian (14-5) — KO/TKO, Elbows from Crucifix at 3:26 of Rd 3, Total 13:26 1. 155lbs: Jordan Leavitt (9-1) DEF. Matt Sayles (8-4) — SUB, Inverted Triangle Choke at 2:05 of Rd 2, Total 7:05 During the holiday UFC break we will continue to bring you podcast content every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday minimum, more days if we can. Watch for shows like 'Crooklyn’s Corner', 'Show Money', 'The MMA Depressed-us', '6th Round Retro', maybe even an episode or two of 'The Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper!' — among others! On behalf of all of our crew on the entire Bloody Elbow Presents Podcast Network Team, have a safe and happy Holiday Season & be sure to stay tuned!