UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik Results: Derrick Lewis Becomes The Heavyweight Knockout King

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Main Card (9pm EST., ESPN+)

#4 Derrick Lewis def. #10 Aleksei Oleinik by TKO via strikes (0:21, R2)

Chris Weidman def. #11 Omari Akhmedov by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)

Darren Stewart def. Maki Pitolo by submission via guillotine choke (3:41, R1)

#8 Yana Kunitskaya def. Julija Stoliarenko by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

#14 Beneil Dariush def. Scott Holtzman by KO via spinning back fist (4:38, R1)

Preliminary Card (6pm EST., ESPN+)

Tim Means def. Laureano Staropoli by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Kevin Holland def. Joaquin Buckley by TKO via strikes (0:32, R3)

Nasrat Haqparast def. Alex Munoz by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Andrew Sanchez def. Wellington Turman by KO via punch (4:14, R1)

Gavin Tucker def. Justin Jaynes by submission via rear naked choke (1:43, R3)

Youssef Zalal def. Peter Barrett by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Irwin Rivera def. Ali Alqaisi by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


Irwin Rivera vs. Ali Alqaisi

Round One: The round begins with Rivera attacking Alqaisi with an uppercut, Alqaisi grabs Rivera and he gets him against the cage wall. Rivera scores a takedown on Alqaisi and he gets side control, Alqaisi scrambles and both fighters get back up. Alqaisi goes for a high kick and Rivera blocks it, Alqaisi cracks a swinging Rivera with a counter right hook. Rivera throws a combination and Alqaisi counters with a high kick, Rivera comes forward and he takes some swings at Alqaisi. Rivera goes for a jump guillotine choke after landing a body kick and Alqaisi escapes to get half guard on the ground, Rivera scrambles to his feet and Alqaisi nails him with a knee strike. Rivera goes for a flying knee strike and Alqaisi barely avoids it, Alqaisi starts attacking Rivera with some leg kicks. Alqaisi scores a takedown on Rivera and he lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alqaisi

Round Two: The round begins with Rivera attempting a jumping front kick on Alqaisi, Alqaisi starts landing some leg kicks on Rivera. Alqaisi comes forward and he attacks Rivera with some combinations, Rivera goes for a high kick and Alqaisi also attempts one of his own. Alqaisi then cracks Rivera with an overhand right, Alqaisi follows up by nailing Rivera with a right to the midsection. Rivera comes forward and he attacks Alqaisi with a few lefts, Alqaisi scores a takedown on Rivera and Rivera gets back up while landing a few strikes on Alqaisi. Rivera backs up Alqaisi after landing a two punch combination, Rivera looks for a takedown and Alqaisi nails him with a left hook. Rivera looks for a takedown before cracking Alqaisi with a knee strike, Alqaisi scores a takedown on Rivera and Rivera gets up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alqaisi (Overall Score: 20-18 for Aqaisi)

Round Three: The round begins with Rivera backing up Alqaisi while swinging away at him, Alqaisi scores a takedown on Rivera and Rivera gets back up. Rivera starts landing some leg kicks against Alqaisi, Alqaisi then nails Rivera with a kick to the midsection. Rivera accidentally nails Alqaisi low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Rivera cracking Alqaisi with a jump knee strike to the face. Alqaisi responds by attacking Rivera with some leg kicks, Alqaisi sets up for a takedown and Rivera nails him with a left to the midsection. Alqaisi goes for a few high kicks and Rivera blocks them all, Rivera scores a takedown on Alqaisi and Alqaisi gets right back up. Rivera barely lands a head kick attempt on an incoming Alqaisi, Alqaisi grabs Rivera and gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rivera (Final Score: 29-28 for Alqaisi)

Official Result: Irwin Rivera def. Ali Alqaisi by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Youssef Zalal vs. Peter Barrett

Round One: The round begins with Zalal attacking Barrett with some leg kicks, Zalal drops Barrett with a spinning back kick to the head and Zalal lands a ton of follow up strikes. Barrett gets up and Zalal swings away at him, Zalal pops a swinging Barrett with a series of straight rights and knee strikes. Zalal dances around Barrett while picking him apart with strikes, Barrett backs up Zalal after landing a three strike combination. Barrett grabs Zalal and he gets him up against the cage wall, Zalal gets free of Barrett and he attacks him with a knee strike. Barrett stuns Zalal after landing a head kick, Barrett swings at Zalal as thee round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Zalal

Round Two: The round begins with Barrett kicking Zalal in the midsection, Zalal dances around Barrett while swinging away at him. Zalal starts attacking Barrett with some leg kicks, Barrett grabs Zalal and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Barrett lands some leg kicks, Zalal scores a takedown on Barrett and he gets back control. Barrett gets to his feet and Zalal stays on his back, Zalal gets Barrett back to the ground while maintaining back control. Zalal starts attacking Barrett with some ground and pound, Zalal looks for a rear naked choke and Barrett defends until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Zalal (Overall Score: 20-18 for Zalal)

Round Three: The round begins with Zalal attacking Barrett with a variety of kicks, Zalal goes for a takedown and Barrett defends while landing a knee strike. The fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall, Barrett lands a few strikes on Zalal as they separate. Barrett continues charging at Zalal while swinging away at him, Zalal backs up Barrett after landing a multiple strike combination. Zalal scores a takedown on Barrett and he gets side control, Zalal goes for a Von Flue choke and Barrett defends against it. Barrett scrambles to his feet and Zalal briefly controls his head, Zalal backs up Barrett again after landing a combination. Zalal scores another takedown on Barrett and he gets the open guard, Zalal advances to the full mount position against Barrett. Zalal then gains back control against Barrett, Zalal rolls for a few submissions as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Zalal (Final Score: 30-27 for Zalal)

Official Result: Youssef Zalal def. Peter Barrett by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Gavin Tucker vs. Justin Jaynes

Round One: The round begins with Tucker attempting a few kicks against Jaynes, Jaynes charges at Tucker while swinging away at him. Tucker goes for a head kick and Jaynes blocks it, Tucker backs up Jaynes after landing a left to the midsection. Tucker continuously attacks Jaynes with head kick attempts, Tucker comes forward and he pops Jaynes with a short right. Tucker and Jaynes take turns swinging away at each other, Tucker cracks Jaynes with a kick to the midsection. Tucker then backs up Jaynes after throwing a three punch combination, Jaynes drops Tucker with a combination and he pounces on him with more strikes. Tucker scrambles to his feet and Jaynes attacks him with a plethora of strikes, Jaynes catches Tucker in a guillotine choke and Tucker defends to get top control. Tucker catches Jaynes in an arm triangle choke and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tucker

Round Two: The round begins with Tucker attacking Jaynes with a head kick, Tucker backs up Jaynes while landing a combination. Tucker backs Jaynes into the cage wall while swinging away at him, Tucker continues attacking Jaynes with high kicks. Tucker also stands landing some knee strikes against Jaynes, Tucker then cracks Jaynes with a front kick followed by a right hook. Tucker rotates between head kicks and body kicks on a defending Jaynes, Jaynes comes forward and he throws a few rights against Tucker. Tucker backs up Jaynes while landing a bunch of punching combinations, Tucker swings away at a backing Jaynes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tucker (Overall Score: 20-18 for Tucker)

Round Three: The round begins with Jaynes swinging away at Tucker and Tucker responds with his own combos, Tucker looks for a takedown and Jaynes nails him with a few rights. Tucker rocks Jaynes with a step in knee strike to the head, Jaynes goes for a takedown and Tucker gets back control on the ground. Tucker locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Gavin Tucker def. Justin Jaynes by submission via rear naked choke (1:43, R3)

Andrew Sanchez vs. Wellington Turman

Round One: The round begins with Turman attacking Sanchez with a jumping front kick, Sanchez grabs Turman and gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Turman lands a few strikes on Sanchez. Turman then nails Sanchez with a two punch combination, Turman also hits Sanchez with a front kick to the face. Turman starts landing some leg kicks against Sanchez, Sanchez fires back with some combinations of his own. Turman steps forward and he nails Sanchez with a right hook, Sanchez attempts a spinning back fist against Turman. Turman backs up Sanchez after landing another right hook, Sanchez responds by cracking Turman with a left hook. Sanchez cracks a kicking Turman with a counter right hook, Sanchez follows up by cracking Turman with another right and Turman goes out cold.

Official Result: Andrew Sanchez def. Wellington Turman by KO via punch (4:14, R1)

Nasrat Haqparast vs. Alex Munoz

Round One: The round begins with Munoz attacking Haqparast with an overhand left, Munoz scores a takedown on Haqparast and he gets the open guard. Haqparast scrambles to his feet and Munoz holds him against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. Munoz accidentally nails Haqparast low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Haqparast cracking a swinging Munoz with a counter left. Haqparast also pops Munoz with a few uppercuts to the chin, Haqparast charges at Munoz while swinging away at him. Munoz looks for a takedown and Haqparast rocks him with a three punch combination, Haqparast continues landing strikes on Munoz to defend against the takedown. Munoz looks for a knee strike and Haqparast defends against it, Munoz grabs Haqparast and he lands a knee strike. Haqparast ducks his head and Munoz lands another knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Haqparast

Round Two: The round begins with Haqparast popping an incoming Munoz with a left, Haqparast then cracks a swinging Munoz with a counter left hook. Munoz steps forward and he nails Haqparast with a right hook, Munoz continues looking for the takedown and Haqparast defends against them. Haqparast continues backing Munoz up while swinging away at him, Haqparast rocks Munoz with a three punch combination. Haqparast backs up Munoz while landing a pair of left uppercuts, Munoz tries firing back against a swinging Haqparast. Munoz pops Haqparast with a short right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Haqparast (Overall Score: 20-18 for Haqparast)

Round Three: The round begins with Munoz attacking Haqparast with a multiple strike combination, Munoz starts hunting for takedowns on Haqparast. Haqparast barely lands a counter left hook on a swinging Munoz, Haqparast stuns a swinging Munoz with a counter strike combination. Haqparast then cracks Munoz with a two punch combination, Munoz recovers and he hits Haqparast with a counter left hook. Munoz again nails a swinging Haqparast with a counter left hook, Haqparast responds by cracking Munoz with a left. Munoz comes forward and Haqparast cracks him with a right hook, Munoz goes for a head kick and Haqparast blocks it. Munoz backs Haqparast into the cage wall after landing a combination, Haqparast fires back and he lands a few strikes of his own. Haqparast nails a swinging Munoz with a counter left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Haqparast (Final Score: 30-27 for Haqparast)

Official Result: Nasrat Haqparast def. Alex Munoz by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Kevin Holland vs. Joaquin Buckley

Round One: The round begins with Buckley and Holland getting into some wild exchanges, Holland attempts a few front kicks on a swinging Buckley. Buckley drops a kicking Holland with a counter right and Holland gets right back up, Buckley accidentally hits Holland low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Buckley nails Holland with a multiple strike combination, Buckley eats a knee strike while attacking Holland with a massive combination. Holland cracks a swinging Buckley with a few elbow strikes, Holland gets a swinging Buckley against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Holland starts landing some leg kicks on Buckley, Holland and Buckley gets into a few wild striking exchanges. Buckley accidentally nails Holland low again and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Buckley cracking a kicking Holland with a two punch combination. Holland drops Buckley with a right and Buckley gets up after eating a few more strikes, Holland then nails Buckley with a kick to the midsection. Holland and Buckley swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holland

Round Two: The round begins with Buckley coming forward and he takes some swings at Holland, Buckley attacks Holland with a kick to the head followed by one to the midsection. Buckley continues attacking Holland with combinations, Holland looks for the counter strike on a swinging Buckley. Holland goes back to attacking Buckley with some leg kicks, Holland also lands a few body kicks on Buckley. Buckley backs Holland into the cage wall while swinging away at him, Holland pops Buckley with a front kick to the face. Buckley backs Holland up while landing a combo to his midsection, Holland hits Buckley with a jab followed by a front kick. Buckley hits a swinging Holland with a counter left before eating an uppercut, Holland also hits Buckley with a side kick to the midsection. Holland lands a knee strike on Buckley as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Buckley (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Buckley cracking a kicking Holland with a counter left, Holland stays at a distance while popping Buckley with jabs. Holland levels Buckley with a straight right and the referee immediately jumps in.

Official Result: Kevin Holland def. Joaquin Buckley by TKO via strikes (0:32, R3)

Tim Means vs. Laureano Staropoli

Round One: The round begins with Means and Staropoli swinging away at each other, Means scores a takedown on Staropoli and he gets back control. Staropoli gets up and he separates from Means a short time later, Means grabs Staropoli and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Staropoli attacks Means with a few combinations, Staropoli and Means exchange some uppercuts. Staropoli lands leg kicks as he and Means exchange more combinations, Means starts attacking Staropoli with leg kicks of his own. Means cracks Staropoli with a left to the midsection followed by a knee strike, Staropoli then cracks Means with a left. Means then cracks a swinging Staropoli with a pair of counter lefts, Means eats a few strikes before nailing Staropoli with another counter left. Staropoli barely lands a spinning head kick on Means, Means lands a body kick before Staropoli nails a spinning elbow strike. Means grabs Staropoli and he gets him up against the cage wall before separating, Means accidentally pokes Staropoli in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Means cracking a spinning Staropoli with a left, Staropoli then hits Means with a kick to the midsection. Staropoli and Means swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Means

Round Two: The round begins with Means attacking Staropoli with some leg kicks, Staropoli comes forward and he cracks Means with a spinning elbow strike. Means looks for a takedown and Staropoli defends against it, Means and Staropoli exchange a few jabs as well. Means lands a few counter lefts against a swinging Staropoli, Means drops Staropoli with a head kick and he gets back control on the ground. Staropoli scrambles to his feet and Means nails him with a knee strike, Means lands more knee strikes and a two punch combo on Staropoli. Staropoli starts firing back and Means looks for counter lefts, Means hits a swinging Staropoli with a few lefts. Staropoli and Means get into a few striking exchanges, Means cracks a kicking Staropoli with a two punch combination. Staropoli starts landing some leg kicks of his own against Means, Means hits Staropoli with an elbow strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Means (Overall Score: 20-18 for Means)

Round Three: The round begins with Staropoli backing up Means while throwing some high kicks, Means grabs Staropoli and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and get into a wild striking exchange. Staropoli attacks Means with a few kicks to the midsection, Means gets Staropoli against the cage wall after landing a knee strike. The fighters separate and Means gets Staropoli against the cage wall again, Means nails Staropoli with a knee strike to the midsection. The referee separates the fighters after a fence grab, the action resumes with Staropoli cracking Means with a right. Means grabs Staropoli and he gets him back against the cage wall and he keeps him there until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Means (Final Score: 30-27 for Means)

Official Result: Tim Means def. Laureano Staropoli by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

#14 Beneil Dariush vs. Scott Holtzman

Round One: The round begins with Holtzman landing a right before eating a body kick from Dariush, Holtzman accidentally pokes Dariush in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Holtzman attacking Dariush with some leg kicks, Holtzman accidentally pokes Dariush in the eye again. The fight resumes with Dariush attacking Holtzman with a knee strike, Dariush grabs Holtzman and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Dariush rocks Holtzman with a knee strike before a striking exchange breaks out, Dariush backs Holtzman up while eating a series of lefts. Holtzman looks for a takedown and Dariush gets back control on him, Holtzman scrambles to his feet and Dariush nails him with another knee strike. Dariush also lands a few kicks to the midsection of Holtzman, Dariush backs up Holtzman after landing a few more lefts. Dariush gets Holtzman against the cage wall while landing a massive combination, Dariush destroys Holtzman with a spinning back fist and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #14 Beneil Dariush def. Scott Holtzman by KO via spinning back fist (4:38, R1)

#8 Yana Kunitskaya vs. Julija Stoliarenko

Round One: The round begins with Stoliarenko attacking Kunitskaya with a combination, Kunitskaya grabs Stoliarenko and she gets her up against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, Kunitskaya attacks Stoliarenko with knee strikes while in the clinch. Stoliarenko cracks Kunitskaya with some elbow strikes while in the clinch, Stoliarenko looks to pull guard and Kunitskaya defends before Stoliarenko gets her against the cage wall. Kunitskaya spins a Stoliarenko and gets her back against the cage wall, Kunitskaya attacks Stoliarenko with more knee strikes while in the clinch until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kunitskaya

Round Two: The round begins with Kunitskaya slamming Stoliarenko to the ground, Stoliarenko gets up and Kunitskaya gets her back against the cage wall. Kunitskaya attacks Stoliarenko with knee strikes while in the clinch, Stoliarenko rolls to the ground while trying to grab Kunitskaya’s leg. Stoliarenko gets up and Kunitskaya gets her back against the cage wall, Kunitskaya nails Stoliarenko with more strikes while in the clinch. Stoliarenko pulls guard and she drags Kunitskaya to the mat below, Stoliarenko rolls for an arm bar and Kunitskaya defends as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kunitskaya (Overall Score: 20-18 for Kunitskaya)

Round Three: The round begins with Kunitskaya immediately getting Stoliarenko against the cage wall, Kunitskaya attacks Stoliarenko with strikes while in the clinch. Kunitskaya scores a takedown on Stoliarenko and she gets the full guard, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Kunitskaya getting Stoliarenko back against the cage wall, Kunitskaya keeps Stoliarenko on the wall while landing more strikes. Stoliarenko tries pulling guard and Kunitskaya gets the fight standing before getting Stoliarenko against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kunitskaya (Final Score: 30-27 for Kunitskaya)

Official Result: #8 Yana Kunitskaya def. Julija Stoliarenko by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Maki Pitolo vs. Darren Stewart

Round One: The round begins with Pitolo landing a knee strike while eating a combination from Stewart, Stewart attacks Pitolo with some leg kicks. Stewart backs up Pitolo while attacking him with combinations, Stewart gets Pitolo against the cage wall while swinging away at him. The fighters separate and Pitolo rocks a swinging Stewart with a counter right hook, Pitolo backs up Stewart after throwing a four strike combination. Stewart gets Pitolo back against the cage wall after eating a spinning back fist, Pitolo looks for a takedown and Stewart catches him in a guillotine choke to a force a tap out.

Official Result: Darren Stewart def. Maki Pitolo by submission via guillotine choke (3:41, R1)

#11 Omari Akhmedov vs. Chris Weidman

Round One: The round begins with Weidman immediately hunting for takedowns against Akhmedov, Weidman grabs Akhmedov and he gets him against the cage wall for a short time. Akhmedov starts attacking Weidman with some leg kicks, Weidman again gets Akhmedov up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and exchange a few jabs, Akhmedov cracks Weidman with a multiple punch combination. Weidman goes for a head kick and Akhmedov avoids it before landing a counter right, Akhmedov looks for a takedown and Weidman defends. Weidman scores a takedown on Akhmedov and he gets the open guard, Akhmedov scrambles to his feet and Weidman gets him up against the cage wall. Weidman scores another takedown on Akhmedov and he gets him in a seated position, Weidman advances to the half guard against Akhmedov. Weidman lands a few strikes on Akhmedov as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Weidman

Round Two: The round begins with Weidman hitting Akhmedov with a short right, Akhmedov cracks a kicking Weidman with a counter right hook. Akhmedov backs Weidman into the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Weidman scrambles to his feet as Akhmedov swings away at him. Akhmedov attacks the midsection of Weidman with a few strikes, Weidman goes back to looking for takedowns on Akhmedov. Akhmedov swings wildly at Weidman and he lands a few rights, Akhmedov avoids another takedown before nailing Weidman with a three strike combination. Akhmedov scores another takedown on Weidman and he gets the half guard, Akhmedov postures up and he allows Weidman to stand as well. Akhmedov then pops Weidman with a left hook to the midsection, Akhmedov scores another takedown on Weidman and he attacks him with lefts as Weidman gets up. Akhmedov scores another takedown on Weidman and he lets him get back up, Akhmedov and Weidman exchange rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Akhmedov (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Weidman looking for a takedown and Akhmedov nails him with a knee strike, Weidman scores a takedown on Akhmedov and Akhmedov gets back up. Weidman gets Akhmedov back to the ground and he gets back control, Weidman rolls for a banana split and Akhmedov defends against it. Weidman catches a scrambling Akhmedov in an arm triangle choke and Akhmedov defends against it, Weidman gets the full mount against Akhmedov. Weidman attacks Akhmedov with some ground and pound, Weidman gains back control on Akhmedov and he lands more strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Weidman (Final Score: 29-28 for Weidman)

Official Result: Chris Weidman def. #11 Omari Akhmedov by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)

#4 Derrick Lewis vs. #10 Aleksei Oleinik

Round One: The round begins with Lewis attacking Oleinik with a head kick, Lewis gets Oleinik against the cage wall after a wild striking exchange. Lewis scores a takedown on Oleinik and he immediately lands some strikes, Lewis settles in the half guard on Oleinik. Oleinik scrambles to his feet and he scores a takedown on Lewis, Oleinik goes for the scarf hold and Lewis defends before regaining top control. Oleinik sweeps Lewis and he regains top control while getting side control, Oleinik again looks for the scarf hold. Oleinik releases the submission attempt and he keeps side control on Lewis, Oleinik rolls for a key lock as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Oleinik

Round Two: The round begins with Lewis dropping Oleinik with a right after a flying knee strike attempt, Lewis levels Oleinik with a plethora of unanswered strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #4 Derrick Lewis def. #10 Aleksei Oleinik by TKO via strikes (0:21, R2)

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