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Alistair Overeem interested in fighting Derrick Lewis next, no problem with Jairzinho Rozenstruik rematch

LAS VEGAS – Alistair Overeem acknowledges he’s aged past the point most fighters are able to compete at a high level, but says he’s still got more gas left in …read more

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Alistair Overeem responds to Derrick Lewis’ trash talk, says his teammate Curtis Blaydes will “destroy him”

UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem believes his teammate Curtis Blaydes will “destroy” Derrick Lewis when they fight later this year. Overeem picked up a fifth-round TKO win over Augusto Sakai …read more

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Alistair Overeem responds to Derrick Lewis ‘talking crap’ during his UFC Vegas 9 win over Augusto Sakai

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Alistair Overeem received a lot of praise for his fifth-round TKO finish against Augusto Sakai in the UFC Vegas 9 main event, but there …read more

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Blaydes condient

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Curtis Blaydes talks up his chances in his upcoming headliner versus Derrick Lewis. Heayvweights Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai will battle it out …read more

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Beatable 'Black Beast' Was Only Able To Hide For So Long

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A much-anticpated Heavyweight showdown between Derrick Lewis and Curtis Blaydes will finally go down at an upcoming UFC Fight Night event …read more

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Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis set to headline UFC event on Nov. 28

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A key heavyweight matchup will take place towards the end of the year.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting …read more

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Curtis Blaydes, Derrick Lewis to Meet in Main Event of UFC Card on Nov. 28

A heavyweight showdown pitting Curtis Blaydes against Derrick Lewis will serve as the main event of a UFC card on Nov. 28. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis set to headline UFC event on Nov. 28

A major heavyweight fight has been booked.
Contenders Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis are set to headline the UFC’s Nov. 28 event. The event does not have a known location or …read more

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Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis Set For UFC Headliner On Nov. 28

A pivotal heavyweight tilt between Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis has been set. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has reported that Blaydes vs. Lewis is scheduled to headline a UFC Fight Night …read more

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Lewis vs Blaydes UFC Headliner Set For Nov. 28

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Ask and you shall receive. A hard-hitting Heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Curtis Blaydes has been booked to headline an upcoming UFC Fight …read more

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Blaydes-Lewis to headline UFC card in November

A heavyweight bout between ranked contenders Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis will headline a UFC Fight Night in November. …read more

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Derrick Lewis set to headline November 28 UFC event against fellow heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes

Derrick Lewis is looking to become the number one contender at heavyweight and he will get one step closer to that goal on November 28. For quite some time now, …read more

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Aleksei Oleinik Speaks On UFC Vegas 6 Loss

Aleksei Oleinik has issued a brief statement on his TKO defeat to Derrick Lewis. Oleinik and Lewis shared the Octagon in the main event of UFC Vegas 6. The heavyweight …read more

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Posted on August 10, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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What’s next for Derrick Lewis and Alexey Oleynik after UFC Vegas 6?

In the main event of UFC Vegas 6, top-10 heavyweights collided as Derrick Lewis took on Alexey Oleynik. It was a pivotal fight for both men as with the heavyweight …read more

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Alexey Oleynik issues statement after knockout loss to Derrick Lewis

UFC heavyweight contender Alexey Oleynik issued a quick statement after he was knocked out by Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC Vegas 6 on Saturday night. Oleynik had …read more

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Alexey Oleynik issues statement after knockout loss to Derrick Lewis

UFC heavyweight contender Alexey Oleynik issued a quick statement after he was knocked out by Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC Vegas 6 on Saturday night. Oleynik had …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 32 post-event facts: Derrick Lewis conquers one record and approaches others

The UFC’s loaded August schedule continued on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 32, which went down at UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streamed on ESPN+.
The UFC’s busiest heavyweight picked …read more

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Posted on August 9, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Derrick Lewis after UFC on ESPN+ 32 win?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Aleksei Oleinik after UFC on ESPN+ 32 loss?)
Derrick Lewis proved himself to be the ultimate knockout artist in UFC heavyweight history on …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Aleksei Oleinik after UFC on ESPN+ 32 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Derrick Lewis after UFC on ESPN+ 32 win?)
Aleksei Oleinik could not get over the hump into the next level of title contention …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 32: Derrick Lewis beasts, Chris Weidman perseveres

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 32 in Las Vegas? Here are a few post-fight musings …
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Curtis Blaydes accepts challenge from Derrick Lewis

Top UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes took to social media to accept a challenge from rival Derrick Lewis, who recently called him out. Lewis defeated Aleksei Oleinik via second-round TKO …read more

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Derrick Lewis sends a message to the MMA community: “Wear a mask”

UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis has a message to the MMA community during the coronavirus pandemic, and the message is to wear a mask. Lewis, who knocked out Aleksei Oleinik in …read more

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Lewis pledges to lose 15 lbs, be more agile and aggressive

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UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis wants to fight Curtis Blaydes yet and slim down a little, too. Derrick Lewis showed off plenty of aggression, …read more

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Twitter reacts to Derrick Lewis' devastating finish of Aleksei Oleinik at UFC on ESPN+ 32

After back-to-back decision wins, Derrick Lewis got back to what he does best Saturday night – and now what he’s done better than any heavyweight in UFC history.
Lewis (24-7 MMA, …read more

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Derrick Lewis eyes No. 1 contender fight after UFC on ESPN+ 32 win, wants to cut 15-20 pounds

LAS VEGAS – Derrick Lewis was pleased with his UFC on ESPN+ 32 performance – but he knows there’s still work to do.
Fan favorite Lewis (24-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) defeated …read more

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Posted on August 9, 2020, 6:16 am By
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Derrick Lewis amazed to hold UFC Heavyweight KO record (UFC Vegas 6 post-fight)

Derrick Lewis had perhaps the most measured performance of his career at UFC Vegas 6 on Saturday night.
He stormed Aleksei Oleinik, bounced back from adversity after having his offense reversed, …read more

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Lewis stops Oleinik to set heavyweight KO mark

Making the most of a clutch performance in the second round, Derrick Lewis defeated Aleksei Oleinik via TKO to win the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas …read more

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UFC Fight Night: What's next for Lewis and Weidman? Which prospect shined?

ESPN’s expert panel discusses the critical wins for Derrick Lewis and Chris Weidman, along with others who made waves on Saturday. …read more

Source:: ESPN

UFC on ESPN+ 32 results: Derrick Lewis finishes Aleksei Oleinik for heavyweight KO record

Derrick Lewis is the UFC’s new heavyweight knockout king.
“The Black Beast” delivered a ferocious finish of Aleksei Oleinik just 21 seconds into the second round in the UFC on ESPN+ …read more

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Posted on August 9, 2020, 4:16 am By
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Pros react after Derrick Lewis KO’s Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Vegas 6

A key heavyweight bout between former title challenger Derrick Lewis and perennial contender Aleksei Oleinik headlined tonight’s UFC Vegas 6 event. Derrick Lewis (23-7 MMA) had entered tonight’s headliner on …read more

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Derrick Lewis unleashes brutal ground and pound to knockout Aleksei Oleinik in UFC Vegas 6 main event

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Derrick Lewis capped off the UFC Vegas 6 main event with a brutal knockout thanks to some vicious ground and pound while also entering …read more

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UFC Vegas 6 results: Derrick Lewis lands record-setting KO of Aleksei Oleinik

Derrick Lewis took his next step toward another heavyweight title shot with a record-setting knockout of Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Vegas 6 (aka UFC on ESPN+ 32) on Saturday night …read more

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UFC Vegas 6 in tweets: Pros react to Derrick Lewis’s knockout Aleksei Oleinik

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With Derrick Lewis making the walk to the octagon at UFC Vegas 6, fans were expecting fireworks from “The Black Beast.” But standing opposite …read more

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Lewis after setting UFC record: ‘I got to take a s—t!’

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Derrick Lewis had another memorable post-fight interview after UFC VEGAS 6: ‘LEWIS VS. OLEINIK wrapped up. Derrick Lewis is known to have these weird …read more

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Posted on August 9, 2020, 4:16 am By
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UFC Vegas 6 video: Derrick Lewis announces he has to use the bathroom after knockout win

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Derrick Lewis caught ESPN censors napping – and cracked up commentator Paul Felder after his big win at UFC Vegas 6.
Moments after stopping …read more

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Derrick Lewis record-setting KO misses out on UFC Vegas 6 performance bonuses

None of the big players at UFC Vegas 6 (aka UFC on ESPN+ 32) on Saturday night in Las Vegas walked away with the post-fight bonuses.
Even though Derrick Lewis set …read more

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UFC Vegas 6 Results: Derrick Lewis KO’s Aleksei Oleinik (Video)

A key heavyweight bout between former title challenger Derrick Lewis and perennial contender Aleksei Oleinik headlines tonight’s UFC Vegas 6 event. Derrick Lewis (23-7 MMA) will enter tonight’s headliner on …read more

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UFC Vegas 6 live blog: Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik

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This is the UFC Vegas 6 live blog for Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik, the heavyweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card at UFC APEX …read more

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UFC Vegas 6: ‘Lewis vs. Oleinik’ Results and Highlights

The Octagon remains in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 6 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik. Derrick Lewis (23-7 MMA) will enter tonight’s …read more

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Alistair Overeem Fires Back At Derrick Lewis Over Ducking Accusations

Alistair Overeem is aware of Derrick Lewis’ ducking accusations and he’s amused by it. Lewis is set to do battle in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 32. He’ll …read more

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Posted on August 8, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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Alistair Overeem denies turning down ‘easy paycheck’ to fight Derrick Lewis

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

UFC heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Derrick Lewis have differing opinions regarding a potential bout. Tonight Derrick Lewis headlines UFC Vegas 6 to take on …read more

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UFC Vegas 6 betting odds: Derrick Lewis projected to KO Alexey Oleinik

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Check out the betting odds for tonight’s UFC Vegas 6 card, where Derrick Lewis is favored inside the distance against Alexey Oleinik in the …read more

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The War Room: Dan Hardy breaks down Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik at UFC on ESPN+ 32

The big men will occupy the small cage at the UFC Apex as Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik go head to head in the heavyweight main event of UFC on …read more

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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down ‘Boa Constrictor!’

Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Long-time neck squeezer, Aleksei Oleinik, will battle opposite heavy-handed “Black Beast,” Derrick Lewis, this Saturday (Aug. 8, 2020) at UFC Vegas 6 inside UFC APEX …read more

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Derrick Lewis Promises To Come Out ‘Balls Blazing’ Against Aleksei Oleinik

With the ability to move mountains with his words, Derrick Lewis says he will come out “balls blazing” at UFC on ESPN+ 32. Lewis is set to collide with Aleksei …read more

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Posted on August 7, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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UFC Vegas 6 weigh-in results: Derrick Lewis 38 pounds heavier than Aleksei Oleinik; 3 fighters miss weight

UFC Vegas 6 (aka UFC on ESPN+ 32) is set for Saturday at the Apex in Las Vegas following Friday’s weigh-in.
Main event heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik easily made …read more

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Posted on August 7, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN+ 32 predictions: Can Aleksei Oleinik upset the favored Derrick Lewis?

Lewis
vs.
Oleinik
Akhmedov
vs.
Weidman
Pitolo
vs.
Stewart
Kunitskaya
vs.
Stoliarenko
Dariush
vs.
Holtzman

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2020: 72-49

Lewis
(65%)

Akhmedov
(53%)

Stewart
(75%)

Kunitskaya
(82%)

Dariush
(85%)

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2020: 85-36

Lewis

Akhmedov

Pitolo

Kunitskaya

Dariush

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2020: 85-36

Lewis

Akhmedov

Stewart

Kunitskaya

Dariush

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
2020: 83-38

Lewis

Akhmedov

Stewart

Kunitskaya

Dariush

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2020: 81-40
2014 Champion

Lewis

Akhmedov

Pitolo

Kunitskaya

Dariush

Simon Head
@simonhead
2020: 80-41
2019 Champion*

Lewis

Weidman

Stewart

Kunitskaya

Dariush

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2020: 80-41
2017 Champion

Lewis

Weidman

Stewart

Kunitskaya

Dariush

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2020: 80-41

Lewis

Akhmedov

Pitolo

Kunitskaya

Dariush

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
2020: 79-42
2018 Champion

Lewis

Akhmedov

Pitolo

Stoliarenko

Holtzman

Dave …read more

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC Vegas 6: Main card preview

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Delve deep into all the essentials of the main card of UFC Vegas 6, headlined by fan favorite Derrick Lewis clashing with the crafty Aleksei …read more

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Alistair Overeem denies ducking Derrick Lewis, calls matchup an “easy paycheck”

UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem denied that he ducked a matchup against Derrick Lewis, saying that fight is an “easy paycheck” for him. Lewis takes on Aleksei Oleinik this Saturday …read more

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Derrick Lewis denies avoiding Curtis Blaydes matchup, claims Alistair Overeem ducked him three times

Derrick Lewis denies avoiding a fight against Curtis Blaydes, instead, he claims Alistair Overeem has avoided fighting him three times. “The Black Beast” will fight Aleksei Olenik on August 8 …read more

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Lewis on Oleinik: ‘I’m going to come out balls blazing’

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Derrick Lewis isn’t coming out all guns blazing against Aleksei Oleinik, he’s coming out all balls blazing. Fan favorite UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis has explained …read more

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UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Derrick Lewis ready to make an impact (again) at heavyweight

It’ll be a classic battle of puncher vs. grappler when Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik clash in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas. …read more

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Derrick Lewis focused more on improvement than title contention at UFC on ESPN+ 32

Derrick Lewis’s goal Saturday night is quite simple: The UFC heavyweight contender is focused on showing a new version of himself to fight fans, rather than building towards title contention.
Lewis …read more

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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down ‘Black Beast!’

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Veteran knockout artist, Derrick Lewis, will square off with submission master, Aleksei Oleinik, in the UFC Vegas 6 Heavyweight main event this Sat. night (Aug. …read more

Source:: MMAMania

UFC Vegas 6 preview video: Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik

Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik are each knocking on the door to a UFC heavyweight title shot.
The belt slipped away from Lewis when he lost a November 2018 match-up against …read more

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Pro fighters make their picks for Derrick Lewis vs. Alexey Oleynik

In the main event of UFC Vegas 6 top-10 heavyweights collide as Derrick Lewis is set to battle Alexey Oleynik. Heading into the fight, Lewis is a -200 favorite while …read more

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Derrick Lewis: retooled, refueled and ready to come out ‘balls blazing’ at UFC Vegas 6

Former UFC heavyweight title contender Derrick Lewis is working his way back into the mix. But while he was happy to get victories in his last two bouts, he was …read more

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Derrick Lewis wants to come out ‘balls blazing’ after being gun shy his past two fights

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

After dealing with a severe back injury coupled with knee problems that kept him feeling anywhere close to 100 percent in many of his biggest …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 32 breakdown: Can Aleksei Oleinik make Derrick Lewis his latest submission victim?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC on ESPN+ 32.
UFC on ESPN+ 32 takes place Saturday at …read more

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VIDEO | Derrick Lewis spits in Alexey Oleynik’s food after order mishap

A dinner order intended for UFC heavyweight contender Alexey Oleynik somehow ended up in the hands of the man he’ll fight this Saturday night, Derrick Lewis. Lewis, not one to …read more

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UFC Vegas 6’s Aleksei Oleinik Unsure When He’ll Retire

Aleksei Oleinik isn’t sure when he’ll retire after his heavyweight clash with Derrick Lewis. Oleinik is set to take on Lewis on Aug. 8. The bout will serve as the …read more

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Posted on August 5, 2020, 11:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN+ 32 pre-event facts: Derrick Lewis on verge of being KO king

The UFC’s busy August stretch continues on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 32, which takes place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streams on ESPN+.
Two heavyweights with opposing styles …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 32 free fight: Derrick Lewis rallies to stop Marcin Tybura

You can never count Derrick Lewis out of a fight.
Lewis (23-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC) faced Marcin Tybura in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 126 in February 2018 looking …read more

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