Derrick Lewis put Curtis Blaydes to slumber past evening (Sat., Feb. 20, 2021) in a terrifying sequence that finished UFC Vegas 19’s most important celebration (highlights Here). “Black Beast” did exactly what he was supposed to do en route to a second-spherical knockout get, but the heavyweight contender is even now catching some backlash for the couple of added punches he landed on Blaydes.
Lewis, who arrived into the heavyweight clash a enormous underdog, slumped Blaydes with a flawlessly-timed uppercut in the second spherical that quickly stiffened the No. 2-ranked heavyweight contender. Referee Herb Dean was slow to move in and protect against Lewis from landing any further photographs so “Black Beast” was ready to hit Blaydes with two excess appropriate fingers. The right arms were being rather vicious and undoubtedly weren’t essential, but Lewis was enjoying inside of the procedures of MMA and fought until eventually the referee pulled him off.
Blaydes took a handful of minutes to come to and his corner of course was not satisfied with the end result, in particular the handful of more pictures that Lewis had landed. Lewis acknowledged that the final sequence went a minimal more time than it should have and screamed at Blaydes’ corner just after the struggle that it wasn’t his fault.
“Because his corner, his coaches was talking about, ‘That was bullsh*t.’ I was saying that is not my fault, which is Herb Dean’s fault,” Lewis stated at the UFC Vegas 19 article-combat press meeting (replay Here).
“I’m likely to hold battling till the referee pulls you off. That is with any individual. Identical issue could take place to me. I’m going to just continue to keep battling until eventually the referee states cease.”
Lewis, who now holds a 4-battle gain streak in the UFC’s heavyweight division, tied Vitor Belfort for most knockout finishes in UFC historical past (12) with his stoppage over Blaydes. “Black Beast” has unworldly ability and generally doesn’t have to double faucet any opponent inside of the cage, but the 36-yr-previous veteran wasn’t having any chances towards a beast like “Razor.”
“I just can’t just flip the change off just like that,” Lewis stated. “I know some fighters could do that, but I just can’t do that. I’ve received to hold out until eventually the referee pulls you off them, induce you by no means know what transpires. Anything at all can materialize.
“He could flip into ‘Undertaker’ and sit straight up and try to eat all individuals shots. You never ever know. You’ve acquired to retain heading until the referee states chill out.”
Even while the stoppage was as brutal as they occur it was very lovely. Lewis waited the full fight for Blaydes to enter on a takedown and when he did “Black Beast” landed one of the extra unbelievable uppercuts in recent memory. Blaydes’ chin was hardly obvious and Lewis even now crashed his significant proper hand into it.
What do you assume, Maniacs? Did Lewis go overkill with his end above Blaydes?
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