Boy, did they deliver.
A little over 60 seconds into he second frame, Lewis’ connected with a skull-rattling uppercut to Blaydes jaw, sending him crashing to the canvas. At 1:26 of the second round, Lewis had secured himself the knockout win.
Below is how fighters reacted to the entire night of action in Las Vegas.
Man I swear . Derrick Lewis power is unmatched . Dude sits down and puts you to sleep! Shesssssh #UFCVegas19
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 21, 2021
I didn’t give Derrick Lewis much of a chance in this fight but daaaamn he proved me wrong!
— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) February 21, 2021
Damnnn Lewis with the KO but man those extra punches on the ground were 100% not necessary.. #UFCVegas19
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) February 21, 2021
Wow jab and chop that lead leg and this is a different fight!!! But my gawd Lewis has unreal power
— Jamahal “Sweet Dreams” Hill (@JamahalH) February 21, 2021
This is the MMA world full of surprises
Stupid of those who think they understand this game. #BeautifulKO
— Junior Dos Santos ️➕ (@junior_cigano) February 21, 2021
Man that promo was weak, c’mon Derrick you let us down.
— Funky (@Benaskren) February 21, 2021
That was a big statement from Yana. Stifled all the BJJ and made bad positions work for her. #UFCVegas19
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) February 21, 2021
Did he just say hopefully somebody gets Covid
— Johnny Muñoz (@KidKvenbo) February 21, 2021
That was quick td to the choke well done
— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) February 21, 2021