UFC fighters were on notice as Derrick Lewis starched Aleksei Olenik, and Chris Weidman gutted out a unanimous decision win at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Olenik.
Ben Askren, Kenny Florian, Tatiana Suarez and more were watching alongside fans at home on Saturday. See their reaction to Lewis and Weidman's wins below.
Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Olenik:
See why did Lewis waste R1 grappling, just do that.— Funky (@Benaskren) August 9, 2020
“I need you to sign here and initial here and here indicating you will NOT go to the ground with Oleinik this round Derrick.”— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) August 9, 2020
Damn! Brutal shots from Lewis!— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) August 9, 2020
It’s cool to see that the Black Beast’s grappling has improved ---- Big Win #UFCVegas6— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) August 9, 2020
Those shots made some noise omg #UFCVegas6— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) August 9, 2020
Chris Weidman vs. Omari Akhmedov
Adversity taught me that— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) August 9, 2020
Man tons of heart by @chrisweidman !!! Feels great to see him get the W.— Funky (@Benaskren) August 9, 2020
What a gutsy performance by Weidman ------ #UFCVegas6— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) August 9, 2020
Chris got him the W he needed! #UFCVegas6— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) August 9, 2020
Great job pulling it together for weidman and getting the job done winning that final round— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) August 9, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Olenik takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Keep up with Fightful right here and on Twitter for live highlights, recaps and post-fight coverage from Saturday's event.