One of the most popular fighters in the heavyweight division has a chance to get closer to another title shot. UFC fight night: Lewis vs Oleinik
Derrick Lewis meets Aleksei Oleinik in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas in a battle of two streaking contenders. The bout will take place at the UFC Apex with no fans in attendance, and it will air on ESPN+.
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Lewis (23-7, 1 NC) has won two straight and five of his past seven fights. The Houston resident lost to Daniel Cormier in a heavyweight title fight at UFC 230 in November 2018 at Madison Square Garden, but he has worked his way back into the title picture. Lewis, 35, is ranked No. 6 among MMA heavyweights by ESPN. He is tied with two others — Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos — for the most knockouts in UFC heavyweight history (10).
Oleinik’s history in the MMA
Oleinik (59-13-1) has won two in a row and four of his past six. The Ukraine native, who lives and trains in Florida, is coming off a split-decision victory over former champion Fabricio Werdum at UFC 249 in March. Oleinik, 43, is a submission master with 46 submission finishes in his 59 career wins. He is also one of the most seasoned veterans in the game. Earlier this year, Oleinik became the first UFC fighter to compete in MMA — and win — in four different decades.
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