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Who won Lewis vs Blaydes?
Derrick Lewis beat Curtis Blaydes by , during the main event of UFC Vegas 19, on Saturday 20th February 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Derrick Lewis.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Lewis vs Blaydes stats
Derrick Lewis stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Curtis Blaydes made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lewis had a slight advantage in power over Blaydes, with a 79% knock out percentage over Blaydes' 71%.
Derrick Lewis was the older man by 6 years, at 37 years old.
Blaydes had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lewis. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Lewis was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 years and 1 month earlier than Blaydes, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 32 more professional rounds, 79 to Blaydes' 47.
Lewis vs Blaydes form
Lewis had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ilir Latifi at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
Going into that contest, he had beat Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had been beaten by Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.
He had lost to Daniel Cormier at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Blaydes had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Alexander Volkov at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at PNC Arena, Raleigh.
Going into that contest, he had beat Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had defeated Justin Willis at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, United States.
He had been beaten by Francis NGannou at UFC Fight Night 141 on 24th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Curtis Blaydes had been fighting more than Derrick Lewis.
Going to this contest, Derrick Lewis had last fought 2 years, 1 month and 17 days ago, while Curtis Blaydes' last outing had been 2 years, 3 months and 5 days ago.
Lewis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Blaydes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.