Derrick Lewis dropped Chris Daukaus for first-round KO

UFC Vegas 45 results: Derrick Lewis stops Chris Daukaus by knocking out first round | VIDEO

Derrick Lewis defeated Chris Daukaus about a first-round knockout on December 18, 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Then he promptly threw his sports trophy into the crowd.

“It’s gonna be an NFT someday, make some money on that shit,” Lewis said when asked why he threw his cup.

The first round started slowly and none of the fighters wanted to be the first to strike. The fans waited knowingly on the edge of their seats someone would explode. The referee paused the bout for a moment to warn the fighters of their outstretched fingers, and when action resumed Lewis came hot and fired a barrage of punches. Then the fight stopped again.

Seemingly out of nowhere, Lewis went completely crazy and landed a barrage of punches until one landed Daukaus out cold.

Lewis suffered a major loss at UFC 265. The fight was a chance for the preliminary heavyweight title in Lewis’ hometown of Houston. He fell in the third round against Ciryl Gane and wanted to rebound with a chance for another chance at UFC gold.

drove a winning streak of five fights, including winning all of his UFC fights, to date. He wanted to make a big name (and a big name) by defeating Lewis.

This was the last UFC fight of 2021.

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UFC Vegas 45 results

UFC Vegas 45 Results – Main Card

  • Main Event – Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis defeated Chris Daukaus by knockout, round 1 – 3:36
  • Co-Main Event Welterweight: Belal Muhammad defeated Stephen Thompson by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)
  • Strawweight Women: Amanda Lemos defeated Angela Hill by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Bantamweight: Ricky Simon defeated Raphael Assuncao via KO, round 2 – 2:14
  • Lightweight: Mateusz Gamrot defeated Diego Ferreira via TKO, round – round 2, 3:26
  • Featherweight: Cub Swanson defeated Darren Elkins via TKO, rounds 1 – 2:12

UFC Vegas 45 Results – Preliminary Map

  • Middleweight: Gerald Meerschaert defeated Dustin Stoltzfus by submission (rear-naked choke) – round 3, 2:58
  • Heavyweight: Justin Tafa defeats Harry Hunsucker via TKO, round 1 – 1:53
  • Women’s flyweight: Melissa Gatto defeated Sijara Eubanks via TKO, round 3 – 0:45
  • Featherweight: Charles Jourdain defeated Andre Ewell by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
  • Bantamweight women: Raquel Pennington defeated Macy Chiasson by submission (10-finger choke), round 2 – 3:07
  • Heavyweight: Don’Tale Mayes def.Josh Parisian via TKO – Round 3, 3:26
  • Lightweight: Jordan Leavitt defeated Matt Sayles by submission (Inverted Triangle Choke), round 2 – 2:05

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