Derrick Lewis delivered the goods yet again earlier tonight (Sat., Dec. 18, 2021) at UFC Vegas 45 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, as “Black Beast” put a stop to Chris Daukaus with a vicious first-round knockout (highlights HERE).
In addition to the heavyweight headliner, UFC Vegas 45 spit out a list of memorable fights, finishes, and Octagon carnage. Check them out below and let us know your favorite:
- Women’s strawweight fighter Amanda Lemos went toe-to-toe with veteran Angela Hill in an exciting three-round war, which saw the Brazilian escape with a split decision
- Bantamweight contender Ricky Simon earned the biggest win of his career with a knockout over Raphael Assuncao (see it HERE)
- Mateusz Gamrot finished lightweight contender Carlos Diego Ferreira with a vicious knee to the body
- Featherweight veteran Cub Swanson looked incredible with a first-round knockout finish over hard-nosed brawler Darren Elkins (highlights HERE)
- Gerald Meerschaert pulled off a comeback finish over Dustin Stoltzfus with a third-round submission
- Melissa Gatto stopped Sijara Eubanks with a nasty third-round kick to the body (watch HERE)
In order to sift through the action and see which fighters took home a cool $50,000, we take a closer look at the official UFC Vegas 45 post-fight bonus winners below:
- Fight of the Night: Amanda Lemos vs. Angela Hill
- Performance of the Night: Cub Swanson
- Performance of the Night: Melissa Gatto
For complete UFC Vegas 45 results and coverage click here.