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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 octagon 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 cage 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%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Lewis had a slight advantage over Blaydes, with a 4% submission rate over Blaydes' 0%.
Derrick Lewis was the older man by 6 years, at 38 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 38 more professional rounds, 86 to Blaydes' 48.
Lewis vs Blaydes form
Derrick Lewis had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Sergey Spivac at UFC Fight Night on 4th February 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had been beaten by Tai Tuivasa at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had defeated Chris Daukaus at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.
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 beat 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 beat 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 won against 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 beat 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 lost to 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, Derrick Lewis had been fighting more than Curtis Blaydes.
Going to this contest, Derrick Lewis had last fought 3 months and 30 days ago, while Curtis Blaydes' last outing had been 3 years, 5 months and 8 days ago.
Lewis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.2 rounds on average.
Blaydes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
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