The Heavyweight giants Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis are finally stepping inside the Octagon against each other at UFC Vegas 19’s main event. A win in this fight for any one of them will put them in the line for a Heavyweight title shot for sure.
UFC Vegas 19: Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis Preview
Curtis Blaydes is ranked number 2nd in the Heavyweight division and he is on a four-fight win streak coming into this fight. He last fought against Alexander Volkov in June 2020. Blaydes won the fight by unanimous decision of judges at the end of 5 rounds.
He only faced two losses in his UFC carrier and both of them came against Francis Ngannou. Ngannou is going to face the champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 and if he won the Heavyweight title, Blaydes will look forward to taking his revenge.
Derrick Lewis is one of the most dangerous and brutal Heavyweight fighters on the entire UFC roster and he is also on a three-fight win streak. Lewis last fought inside the Octagon in the fight against Aleksei Oleinik.
‘The Black Beast’ won that fight by second-round TKO and he is currently ranked number 4th in the division. Lewis also holds a victory over Francis Ngannou at UFC 226 and he has faced many top Heavyweights in his UFC carrier.
UFC Vegas 19: Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis Prediction
Curtis Blaydes is the crowd favorite to win this fight with betting odds of -410 in his favor against Derrick Lewis who holds betting odds of +330 in his favor.
Although, Lewis is an underdog entering this fight this man can never be taken out of the equation. He can knock out anyone with those heavy shots but if Blaydes uses his wrestling and controls him in-ground the result will surely come in his favor.
Expected Result: Curtis Blaydes def Derrick Lewis