Just when it looked like Alexander Volkov was certain to extend his winning streak to seven, Derrick Lewis took out the heavyweight with a series of vicious punches, in what was an incredible comeback win.
Volkov peppered Lewis with jabs, right hooks and kicks from the opening bell, and he appeared to have the latter hurt on more than one occasion. As the clock wound down, and Volkov was moments away from the win, Lewis clocked the Russian with a booming right, and KO’d him with punches from above.
Here are the results thus far for UFC 229, which is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Derrick Lewis def. Alexander Volkov via KO (punches) R3, 4:49
Michelle Waterson def. Felice Herrig via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)
Jussier Formiga def. Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
Vicente Luque def. Jalin Turner via KO (punches) R1, 3:52
Aspen Ladd def. Tonya Evinger via TKO (punches) R1, 3:26
Scott Holtzman def. Alan Patrick via KO (elbows) R3, 3:42
Yana Kunitskaya def. Lina Lansberg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nik Lentz def. Gray Maynard via TKO (head kick, punches) R2, 1:19
Tony Martin def. Ryan LaFlare via TKO (strikes) R3, 1:00