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Derrick Lewis finishes Chris Daukaus, sets UFC knockout record

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Derrick Lewis finishes Chris Daukaus, sets UFC knockout record

PUNCH OUT. Derrick Lewis (left) sends Chris Daukaus reeling.

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‘If you can make it three rounds, hit me up,’ says Derrick Lewis after officially becoming UFC’s knockout king

Derrick Lewis defeated Chris Daukaus by knockout in the first round of their heavyweight main event at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas on Saturday night, December 18 (Sunday, December 19, Manila time).

By stopping Daukaus via punches at 3:36 of the opening round, Lewis ascended to No. 1 all-time in knockouts in UFC with 13.

“Feels real good,” Lewis said. “All I wanted to do was keep moving forward.”

Lewis improves to 26-8 after losing to Ciryl Gane by knockout in August.

Daukaus falls to 12-4 in the final UFC Fight Night of 2021.

“I’m happy to be the No. 1 fighter in knockouts,” said Lewis. “This feels real good, that’s all I wanted to do. I don’t want five rounds. I would love to get a title shot. If you can make it three rounds, hit me up. If five rounds, don’t call my phone.”

In earlier action, Belal Muhammad defeated Stephen Thompson by unanimous decision in their three-round welterweight bout. Muhammad (20-3) took the cards, 30-26, 30-26, 30-25.

“The only thing I’m feeling right now is… Kamaru Usman, I need that title shot,” said Muhammad. 

Other winners were Amanda Lemos (split decision), Ricky Simon (KO, punch), Mateusz Gamrot (KO, knee), and Cub Swanson (KO, punches). – Rappler.com