Derrick Lewis snapped a two-fight losing streak tonight at UFC 244, by getting by a very game, Blagoy Ivanov.

Lewis squeaks by Ivanov

Ivanov took Lewis down not long into the fight, and as he went for an armlock, Lewis exploded up and out. The latter fired in some heavy shots, but Ivanov weathered the storm. In round two, Lewis came with another ferocious flurry that had Ivanov in retreat. The Sambo champ took Lewis down, started working an Americana, and once again, Lewis popped back to his feet. Lewis bombed away with heavy shots but Ivanov wouldn’t go down. Before the second round ended, Ivanov sent Lewis flying with a beautiful throw.

The action slowed in round three, but Ivanov pressed forward in the opening minutes. Ivanov initiated the clinch more often in the final frame, and he was the busier of the two until the final 20 seconds.

UFC 244 results

Here are the results so far forĀ UFC 244, which is taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Derrick Lewis def. Blagoy Ivanov via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Kevin Lee def. Gregor Gillespie via KO (headkick) R1, 2:47

Corey Anderson def. Johnny Walker via TKO (punches) R1, 2:07

Shane Burgos def. Makwan Amirkhani via TKO (punches) R3, 4:32

Edmen Shahbazyan def. Brad Tavares via KO (headkick) R1, 2:27

Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Andrei Arlovski via KO (punches) R1, 0:29

Katlyn Chookagian def. Jennifer Maia via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Lyman Good def. Chance Rencountre via TKO (strikes) R3, 2:03

Hakeem Dawodu def. Julio Arce via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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