UFC Vegas 19 Betting Results: Underdog Lewis scores HUGE KO
Derrick Lewis Smashes Betting Favorite Curtis Blaydes
UFC on Vegas 19 was a solid night of fights, filled with finishes, submissions and knockouts. UFC betting results for Blaydes Vs. Lewis fight card.
Leading up to the main event fight pairing -355 Favorite Curtis Blaydes and +255 Underdog Derrick Lewis fight fans knew certain things as fact. Blaydes owns top notch wrestling and GNP while Derrick Lewis punching power is a stuff of legend.
The result of the fight hanged on the balance of each fighters game plan. First, and the most likely betting scenario involved Blaydes using constant takedowns, cage control and grappling to exhaust the black beast. Yet, on the Opposite end was the lesser yet very viable chance of a Lewis, a former LFA Heavyweight champion fist hitting the mark for a knockout.
The betting favorite Curtis Blaydes, whom always been the favorite to win his fights during the course of his MMA & UFC career. “Razor: started fast behind a jab and heavy low kicks attack. A bad omen was evident around the 30 seconds mark as Blaydes shot for his first takedown and was met by a hard counter.
Nevertheless, Blaydes continued to lead the dance undeterred. Behind a steady offence and wrestling threat, He kept pressing the action, even buckling the Black Beast with leg kicks.
Lewis One Shot Hitter Quitter tied UFC Knockouts Record
The first round clearly belonged to Curtis Blayeds, all he had to do was keep doing what he’s doing, attacking while successfully evading heavy leather. He was leading the significant Strikes count by a significant margin, 29-5 at one point.
However, as now is customary for Lewis, all he need is one solid connection to end the night. That prophecy came to be, launching bettors who wagered on a Lewis KO up into the air.
Lewis caught Bladyes coming in with a Thunderous uppercut who absolutely melted him. Blaydes was stiff as a board eating two more massive hammerfists. The shocked audience at the UFC Apex waited as It took him a couple of minutes to regain consciousness. With the win, Derrick Lewis is now a frontrunner for the UFC heaveyweight top contender spot.
In addition, the knockout ties the UFC heavyweight record for overall knockouts at 12.
On the opposite hand, it’s the 3rd KO loss for Blaydes when facing a big, strong KO fighter whom he is unable to easily outwrestle. Francis Ngannou destroyed him twice, following this latest setback to future is unclear for the 30 year old American.
UK Prospect Aspinall Dazzles in main card opener
Fighting out of Liverpool, UFC heavyweight prospect Tom Aspinall was due for his first true test in the Ultimate Fighting Championships. The test, facing former UFC heavyweight champion and MMA veteran Andrei Arlovski.
The promising Brit passed that test with flying colors. The -280 betting favorite did the unthinkable. First hurting Andrei Arlovsky and following up with a massive rapid fire combination. Then submitting him with a rear naked choke following a blast double leg takedown. The odds for a Tom Aspinall win by Submission? +1600 by some of the Online SportsBooks.