The Octagon remains in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 6 celebration, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik.
Derrick Lewis (23-7 MMA) will enter tonight’s headliner on a two-combat earn streak, this following edging out victories about Ilir Latifi and Blagoy Ivanov in his most new Octagon appearances. ‘The Black Beast’ has gone 2-1 considering the fact that coming up brief in his title option towards then champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 230.
Meanwhile, Aleksei Oleinik (59-13 MMA) will also enter tonight’s UFC Vegas 6 principal party sporting a two fight get streak. In his most recent effort at UFC 249, ‘The Boa Constrictor’ scored a split-determination victory around former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. Prior to that, Oleinik was coming off a submission victory above Maurice Environmentally friendly at UFC 246.
The co-key event of UFC Vegas 6 will characteristic previous middleweight champion Chris Weidman getting on surging contender Omari Akhmedov.
Weidman (14-5 MMA) will be returning to middleweight following suffering a initial round knockout decline to Dominick Reyes in his light heavyweight debut. Sine getting rid of his middleweight crown to Luke Rockhold at UFC 194, ‘The All American’ has gone just 1-3 in his previous four fights at 185lbs.
In the meantime, Omari Akhmedov (20-4-1 MMA) will enter tonight’s co-headliner on a 6 battle unbeaten streak. The ‘Wolverine’s’ lone blemish in the course of that outstanding extend arrived in the sort of a draw with fellow middleweight standout Marvin Vettori.
Get all of tonight’s effects and highlights down below:
UFC Vegas 6 Key Card (9pm est on ESPN+)
Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Omari Akhmedov vs. Chris Weidman
Maki Pitolo vs. Darren Stewart
Yana Kunitskaya vs. Julija Stoliarenko
Beneil Dariush vs. Scott Holtzman
UFC Vegas 6 Prelims (6pm est on ESPN+)
Tim Implies vs. Laureano Staropoli
Kevin Holland vs. Joaquin Buckley
Nasrat Haqparast vs. Alexander Munoz
Andrew Sanchez vs. Wellington Turman – Sanchez def. Turman by KO (punches) at 4:14 of Round 1
Gavin Tucker vs. Justin Jaynes – Tucker def. Jaynes by way of submission (rear naked choke) at 1:43 of Spherical 3
Youssef Zalal vs. Peter Barrett – Zalal def. Barret by unanimous selection (30-26 x2, 30-27)
Irwin Rivera vs. Ali Al Qaisi – Rivera def. Al Qaisi by break up final decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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