It was not surprising that Derrick Lewis relied on his powerful right hand in the main event of Saturday's UFC Fight Night, but what was surprising was Curtis Blaydes wasn't able to neutralize it with his superior wrestling.
Blaydes was a heavy -450 favorite at Caesars by William Hill, but the underdog cashed in as Lewis knocked Blaydes unconscious in the second round. Lewis added a couple shots before referee Herb Dean stopped the bout.
Blaydes remained on the mat for a few moments before finally getting to his feet.
Former double champion Daniel Cormier quickly declared that Lewis has "the most power ever."
Lewis tied Vitor Belfort for the most KOs in UFC history with 12.
Curtis went straight into this one👀, after all the setup he did.#UFCVegas19— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) February 21, 2021
Man feel bad for Blaydes, had won 9 of 10. He is gonna have to win a boatload more in a row for a title shot!— Funky (@Benaskren) February 21, 2021
The Black Beast!!!!!! @Thebeast_ufc has the most power ever— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) February 21, 2021
Man I swear . Derrick Lewis power is unmatched . Dude sits down and puts you to sleep! Shesssssh #UFCVegas19— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 21, 2021
This is the MMA world full of surprises— Junior Dos Santos 🅾️➕ (@junior_cigano) February 21, 2021
Stupid of those who think they understand this game. #BeautifulKO
OMG HTOWN STAND UP. The Black Beast is a bad man #UFCVegas19— Carlos Correa (@TeamCJCorrea) February 21, 2021