Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will eliminate one top heavyweight contender from the 265-pound title chase when No. 2-ranked Curtis Blades goes to war against No. 5-ranked Derrick Lewis in the UFC Vegas 19 main event on Feb. 20 at APEX center streaming entirely on the ESPN+ digital network.
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Blaydes (14-2, 1 NC) is the winner of four straight and already disposed of ranked contenders like Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem, just to name a few. Lewis (24-7, 1 NC), meanwhile, has captured three in a row and holds a victory over top heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou.
“All he’s gonna do is try to grab me and hold me and try to win by decision,” Lewis said about his upcoming Blaydes fight. “He’s not gonna try to finish me. I believe I can take Curtis down and punish him on the ground. I believe I can finish him.”
We’ll find out later this month.
Until then, check out the latest UFC Vegas 19 fight card and lineup right here.