Keep updated with what’s taking place at this time at UFC Vegas 65, which goes down at an sooner than traditional begin time from the APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The highest of the billing will embody ranked heavyweights when the UFC’s #7 ranked, Derrick Lewis, will get busy with the #12 ranked, Sergey Spivak.
Lewis was completed in three of his final 4 fights, however he’s deadly for each second he’s in there with that one-hitter-quitter energy. To be truthful to Derrick, he has been competing towards a lot, rather more elite opposition. Spivac hasn’t made his approach to the highest of the mountain but, however he has gained 4 of his final 5 — and completed three of them with floor and pound.
Within the UFC Vegas 65 co-main occasion, the sunshine heavyweight division might be featured when Ion Cutelaba meets Kennedy Nzechukwu.
Like the principle occasion, the co-main additionally encompasses a matchup the place one man is coming off of a win, and the opposite a loss. Cutelaba was submitted within the first spherical of his earlier two fights, and has solely gained one in all his final six, however he’s all the time entertaining. Nzechukwu is searching for back-to-back wins after knocking out Karl Roberson again in July of this 12 months. Kennedy has been in some enjoyable scraps, and for higher or worse, 5 of his seven UFC appearances ended inside the space.
The principle card is slated for 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT, and the preliminary bouts start at 1:00pm ET/10:00am, PT — all of which will be streamed on ESPN+.
Most important card:
Derrick Lewis vs. Sergey Spivak: Heavyweight
Ion Cutelaba vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu: Gentle Heavyweight
Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs. Chase Sherman: Heavyweight
Muslim Salikhov vs. Andre Fialho: Welterweight
Jack Della Maddalena vs. Danny Roberts: Welterweight
Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Charles Johnson: Flyweight
Maryna Moroz vs. Jennifer Maia: (W) Flyweight
Miles Johns vs. Vince Morales: Bantamweight
Ricky Turcios vs. Kevin Natividad: Bantamweight
Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Maria Oliveira: Strawweight
Brady Hiestand def. Fernie Garcia by unanimous resolution (29-28 x3): Bantamweight
Garcia dropped Hiestand with one of many first punches he threw. Hiestand immediately began to wrestle, and after a scramble, he got here up with prime place. From there, Hiestand went to the again and did loads of controlling and threatened with a pair RNC makes an attempt, however Garcia was capable of stay secure.
Hiestand opened the second act with a set of head kicks that landed, however Garcia wore them very well. Garcia was pressuring, however Hiestand switched ranges and snagged a takedown. Garcia spun out and began to search for takedowns of his personal to make it a reasonably shut spherical. Hiestand went proper to his writing within the remaining spherical. He was capable of get Silva down and went proper to the again, and stored the place till the bell.
Natalia Silva def. Tereza Bleda by TKO at 1:27 of spherical 3: (W) Flyweight
The fighters clinched up early within the match, and jockeyed for place towards the cage for a while. They took turns making an attempt to take down the opposite, however Bleda in the end got here up with the takedown. Silva discovered a approach to sweep, however Bleda attacked with a triangle till the bell.
The second stanza opened with Silva snapping again the pinnacle of Bleda with a stiff proper hand. Bleda then began to wrestle, urgent Silva towards the cage as she hunted for a takedown. Silva was doing a great job of combating off the makes an attempt, however she was being largely defensive. As soon as she lastly broke free, she began to place arms on a seemingly fatigued Bleda.
The ending got here abruptly within the remaining spherical. As Bleda was altering ranges to shoot in for a takedown, however on the identical time Silva was uncorking a spinning again kick. The blow landed proper to the face, immediately beautiful Bleda. Silva pounced with a flurry of fists to complete off her foe and get the win.