UFC Vegas 19 recap: 'The Black Beast' reigns supreme
Things are getting pretty crowded at the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division these days, and this past weekend’s main event at UFC Vegas 19 produced another compelling contender in the heavyweight title sweepstakes.
Derrick Lewis was considered by many to be the underdog heading into his bout with Curtis Blaydes, but an uppercut from the heavens starched “Razor” and propelled Lewis to the top of the list of heavyweight contenders vying for a title shot.
But this is the UFC, and things are rarely that straightforward.
Stipe Miocic will put his title on the line against Francis Ngannou in a title rematch at UFC 260 and, in theory, Lewis should be next. But the arrival in the division of a certain Jon “Bones” Jones is likely to change all that.
On this week’s show, we look back at Lewis’s crushing knockout of Blaydes and consider the impact of that result on both men’s careers. We assess the state of the heavyweight division, including the rising newcomers Chris Daukaus and Tom Aspinall, who both claimed huge wins against veteran opposition last weekend, and we also look back at the 170-pound division and try to work out what’s going to happen next for Kamaru Usman, with his mooted rematch with Jorge Masvidal seemingly uncertain, based on social media posts from the pair over the past week.
We also take a look ahead to another huge heavyweight clash, as Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Ciryl Gane go head to head in a pivotal bout for both men in the main event of UFC Vegas 20.
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