UFC Wichita: Junior dos Santos Puts Away Derrick Lewis
Most folks understood that the UFC Wichita main event between Junior dos Santos and Derrick Lewis likely wouldn't last five rounds, and that turned out to be the case.
Most folks understood that the UFC Wichita main event between Junior dos Santos and Derrick Lewis likely wouldn’t last five rounds, and that turned out to be the case.
Both heavyweights came out firing kicks, and early on, dos Santos pressed forward while Lewis looked to counter. Dos Santos cracked Lewis with a huge overhand right midway into the round, but Lewis proceeded to fire back a massive punch of his own. Dos Santos tagged Lewis with a spinning kick to the body that crumpled Lewis over. But, as the former champ looked to follow up, Lewis lunged forward with a right hand. As the opening round ended, Lewis still appeared to be hurt from the vicious, body shot.
Lewis continued to threaten with switch kicks in round two, but a couple of minutes in, JDS stunned Lewis with a cracking right. After dos Santos followed up with a flurry of punches, the bout was called. “Cigano” has won three in a row.
Here are the complete results for UFC Wichita.
Junior Dos Santos def. Derrick Lewis via TKO (punches) R2, 1:58
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Curtis Millender via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 2:35
Niko Price def. Tim Means via KO (punches) R1, 4:50
Blagoy Ivanov def. Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28
Beneil Dariush def. Drew Dober via submission (armbar) R2, 4:41
Omari Akhmedov def. Tim Boetsch via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Anthony Rocco Martin def. Sergio Moraes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Yana Kunitskaya def. Marion Reneau via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Grant Dawson def. Julian Erosa via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
Maurice Greene def. Jeff Hughes via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Matt Schnell def. Louis Smolka via submission (triangle-choke) R1, 3:18
Alex Morono def, Zak Ottow via TKO (elbows & punches) R1, 3:34
Alex White def. Dan Moret via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)