Derrick Lewis sent Twitter into a frenzy last night (Sat., Feb. 20, 2021) at UFC Vegas 19 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, as “Black Beast” smoked No. 2-ranked contender Curtis Blaydes with one of the best timed uppercuts of all time (highlights HERE).
Lewis, who now owns a four-fight win streak in the UFC’s heavyweight division, was not winning this fight early on. Blaydes was landing a ton of leg kicks and forcing Lewis to swing wildly when the two came together. “Black Beast” was able to flip the script in the second by launching a brutal right hand uppercut as Blaydes entered in on a takedown. It was quite beautiful and allowed Lewis to capture an epic knockout sequence.
MMA fighters and fans shared in the reaction after witnessing the impressive knockout feat. Check out the Twitter reaction below:
The Black Beast!!!!!! @Thebeast_ufc has the most power ever— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) February 21, 2021
Curtis went straight into this one , after all the setup he did.#UFCVegas19— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) February 21, 2021
Holy shit Derrick Lewis!— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) February 21, 2021
Man I swear . Derrick Lewis power is unmatched . Dude sits down and puts you to sleep! Shesssssh #UFCVegas19— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 21, 2021
Wow boom— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) February 21, 2021
Wow jab and chop that lead leg and this is a different fight!!! But my gawd Lewis has unreal power— Jamahal “Sweet Dreams” Hill (@JamahalH) February 21, 2021
Ladies and gentlemen black mother fukin beast what. A. Savage @Thebeast_ufc— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) February 21, 2021
For complete UFC Vegas 19 results and coverage click here.