UFC Vegas 45 goes down tonight (Sat. December 18, 2021) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility and we have the results. The world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion compiled an excellent card for fight fans to enjoy.
It’s headlined by a meeting between Derrick Lewis and Chris Daukaus in a heavyweight bout.
Lewis was coming off a loss to Ciryl Gane by TKO in an interim heavyweight title fight at the UFC 265 PPV event. Before that, Lewis got a TKO win over Aleksei Oleinik in August 2020, beat Ilir Latifi by decision at the UFC 247 pay-per-view event on February 8, 2020, and then beat Curtis Blaydes by TKO at UFC Vegas 19.
Before that, Lewis beat Blagoy Ivanov at the UFC 244 pay-per-view event from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York prior to him losing by second-round TKO to former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos in the headliner of UFC on ESPN + 4 on March 9, 2019 from Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.
Daukaus entered this fight with a 5-fight winning streak and a 12-3 pro-MMA record. Victories in his past five fights were over the likes of Danny Holmes, Parker Porter, Rodrigo Nascimento, Aleksei Oleinik, and Shamil Abdurakhimov. All of those fights ended in TKO/KO.
The co-headliner will see a welterweight bout between Stephen Thompson and Belal Muhammad. Amanda Lemos vs. Angela Hill in a women’s strawweight fight, Mateusz Gamrot vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira in a lightweight bout, and Cub Swanson vs. Darren Elkins in a featherweight bout finishes out the main card.
It’s certain to have a great night of fights. Check back later tonight for MMA News’ UFC Vegas 45 results below:
Cub Swanson vs. Darren Elkins
Mateusz Gamrot vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Raphael Assunção vs. Ricky Simón
Amanda Lemos vs. Angela Hill
Stephen Thompson vs. Belal Muhammad
Derrick Lewis vs. Chris Daukaus
Quick UFC Vegas 45 Results
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET)Lightweight bout: Jordan Leavitt vs. Matt SaylesHeavyweight bout: Don’Tale Mayes vs. Josh ParisianWomen’s featherweight bout: Macy Chiasson vs. Raquel Pennington Featherweight bout: Andre Ewell vs. Charles Jourdain Women’s flyweight bout: Sijara Eubanks vs. Melissa Gatto Heavyweight bout: Harry Hunsucker vs. Justin Tafa Bantamweight bout: Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor HenryMiddleweight bout: Gerald Meerschaert vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)Featherweight bout: Cub Swanson vs. Darren ElkinsLightweight bout: Mateusz Gamrot vs. Carlos Diego FerreiraBantamweight bout: Raphael Assunção vs. Ricky SimónWomen’s strawweight bout: Amanda Lemos vs. Angela HillWelterweight bout: Stephen Thompson vs. Belal MuhammadHeavyweight bout: Derrick Lewis vs. Chris Daukaus
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