UFC Vegas 68: Spivac Ends Things In The First Round By Dominating Lewis
Spivac calls for Jon Jones next
Serghei Spivac has ended Derrick Lewis‘ prospects of becoming a UFC title holder.
The 28-year-old Moldovan heavyweight completely dominated Lewis in the headline match of UFC Vegas 68, which was held at the UFC APEX on February 4th, 2023, submitting him with a first-round arm-triangle choke.
Spivac (16-3) took Lewis (26-11, 1 NC) to the ground at his leisure, registering six takedowns before taking victory with a submission.
The result saw Spivac go 6-1 in his last seven UFC battles, while Lewis lost his fourth out of his last five UFC fights.
Speaking after the main event, Spivac said:
“Derrick Lewis is great. He fought two times for the title. He’s great. He’s a legend for me. I love him. Today, this is my time. ‘Polar Bear’ is here, ‘Polar Bear’ is coming. Give me somebody from the top five. I want Jon Jones. I think this is good. Jon Jones, I respect you so much. Sorry bro, but I’m coming.”
In chief support, Devin Clark (14-7) pulled off an unexpected victory with an impressive showing against the up-and-coming, light heavyweight prospect Da Un Jung (15-4-1).
Clark was able to get strong takedowns during each round and used his wrestling skills to keep Jung off balance the entire match.
In the end, the judges gave Clark a unanimous decision with a 30-27 score on each of their cards. This was only Jung’s second loss.
Meanwhile, in another fight, Marcin Tybura (24-7) continued his impressive streak in the UFC by winning in a unanimous decision against Blagoy Ivanov (19-5, 1 NC). In doing so, Tybura called out Jairzinho Rozenstruik for a rematch.
Elsewhere, Kyle Nelson (13-5-1) managed to secure a majority draw in a featherweight battle against Doo Ho Choi (14-1-1), mainly owing to a contentious third-round point deduction resulting from a headbutt.
Serghei Spivac def. Derrick Lewis via submission
Devin Clark def. Da Un Jung via unanimous decision
Marcin Tybura def. Blagoy Ivanov via unanimous
Doo Ho Choi vs. Kyle Nelson ruled a majority draw
Adam Fugitt def. Yusaku Kinoshita via TKO
Anshul Jubli def. Jeka Saragih via TKO
Jeong Yeong Lee def. Yi Zha via split decision
Rinya Nakamura def. Toshiomi Kazama via KO
Hyun Sung Park def. Seung Guk Choi via submission
Jun Yong Park def. Denis Tiuliulin via technical submission
Tatsuro Taira def. Jesus Santos Aguilar via submission