Last night (Saturday, December 18, 2021), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) succumbed to the 2021 schedule as the UFC Vegas 45 went down within the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, Derrick Lewis knocked out Chris Daukaus in the first round (highlight). In the joint headlining method, Beral Muhammad defeated Stephen Thompson.
Biggest winner: Derrick Lewis
Lewis returned to the headhunting method again, winning the Highlight Reel Knockout (KO) by completely starching the Dorcus, scoring his fifth straight win in the process. “Black Beast” is 5-1 in his last six battles. That is, as he keeps cleaning people’s watches, he always hangs around the top five and approaches the title shot. Lewis, ranked third, can return to the mix with another or two knockouts. In addition, he’s always the best choice for last-minute make-up in case either Francis Ngannou or Ciryl Gane can’t make the UFC 271. Will he ever be a UFC champion? Maybe not. He wasn’t enough twice, but as long as he wins all the lower level competition and continues to set the knockout record, he will continue to be a fan favorite and receive rewards.
Runner-up: Beral Muhammad
The victory in the first round knockout (KO) of Dorcus’s “Black Beast” was impressive, but Muhammad’s victory over Stephen Thompson pushed him up the rankings significantly and brought him closer to the top five. What the man did was to win in the last four years, set an impressive 10-1-1 record and reach 6-0-1 in the last seven games. Winning two title candidates will raise his prospect of getting a bigger fight with his stock and his next outing. A sunny day in Muhammad.
Biggest loser: Raphael Assuncao
What exactly happened to Assuncao? From 2011 to 2018, the Brazilian bomber set a very impressive 11-1 record in the UFC banner, but there was no consideration for the championship. After Marlon Moraes recorded four consecutive victories in February 2019, Asunkao was knocked out by Ricky Simon last night, losing four consecutive defeats and continuing his next three consecutive losses. This is a spectacular collapse of proportions from a man who has defeated Rob Font, Marlon Moraes, Aljamain Sterling, TJ Dillashaw and Pedro Munhos. Seeing this mysterious decline is shocking, and it’s uncertain to maintain his position on the UFC’s roster.
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UFC Vegas 45 Results: Biggest Winner and Loser in Last Night’s “Lewis vs Dorcus”
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