UFC Fight Night 185 went down Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, and the event, which streamed on ESPN+, produced a candidate for “Knockout of the Year.”
Derrick Lewis (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) added another incredible highlight to an already remarkable reel when he flattened Curtis Blaydes (14-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) with a picture-perfect uppercut in the second round of the heavyweight headliner, tying the record for most knockouts in UFC history.
“The Black Beast” already had a solid resume coming in, but it’s even greater now. For more, check below for 40 post-event facts to come out of UFC Fight Night 185.
[vertical-gallery id=589888] The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $170,000. Debuting fighters went 1-2 at the event. Lewis, [autotag]Chris Daukaus[/autotag], [autotag]Tom Aspinall[/autotag] and [autotag]Aiemann Zahabi[/autotag] earned $50,000 UFC Fight Night 185 fight-night bonuses. UFC Fight Night 185 drew an announced attendance of zero for a live gate of $0. Betting favorites went 6-6 on the card. Betting favorites fell to 3-3 in UFC headliners this year. Total fight time for the 12-bout card was 1:41:28.
Derrick Lewis def. Curtis Blaydes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpA9QpDENvE Lewis's four-fight UFC winning streak at heavyweight is tied with Francis Ngannou, Ciryl Gane and Marcin Tybura for the longest active streak in the division. Lewis’ 16 victories in UFC heavyweight competition are tied with Frank Mir for second most in divisional history behind Andrei Arlovski (19). Lewis' 12 stoppage victories in UFC heavyweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Frank Mir (13). Lewis’ 12 knockout victories in UFC competition are tied with Vitor Belfort for most in company history. Lewis' 12 knockout victories in UFC competition stemming from punches are the most in company history. Lewis’ 12 knockout victories in UFC heavyweight competition are most in divisional history. Lewis' 12 knockout victories in UFC competition since 2014 are most among active fighters in the organization. Lewis' seven fight-night bonuses for UFC heavyweight bouts are tied for third most in divisional history behind Stipe Miocic (nine) and Stefan Struve (eight). Blaydes has suffered all three of his career losses by knockout.
Yana Kunitskaya def. Ketlen Vieira
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjnT8Ia9p-M [autotag]Yana Kunitskaya[/autotag] (14-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) improved to 4-1 since she returned to the UFC women's bantamweight division in October 2018. Kunitskaya has earned all four of her UFC victories by decision. [autotag]Ketlen Vieira[/autotag] (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) suffered the first decision loss of her career.
Darrick Minner def. Charles Rosa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slBjXnTmP5I [autotag]Charles Rosa[/autotag] (13-5 MMA, 4-5 UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his past 10 fights. Rosa has suffered four of his five career losses by decision.
Chris Daukaus def. Aleksei Oleinik
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3StWo7qcoM Daukaus (11-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has earned 10 of his 11 career victories by stoppage. He's finished all of those wins by knockout. Daukaus has earned all three of his UFC victories by first-round knockout. [autotag]Aleksei Oleinik[/autotag] (59-15-1 MMA, 8-6 UFC) has suffered all five of his UFC stoppage losses by knockout.
Phil Hawes def. Nassourdine Imavov
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cszeCDNvQgg [autotag]Phil Hawes[/autotag] (10-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) earned the first decision victory of his career.
Tom Aspinall def. Andrei Arlovski
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_-fBWqEN2c Aspinall (10-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has earned all 10 of his career victories by stoppage. [autotag]Andrei Arlovski[/autotag] (30-20 MMA, 19-14 UFC) fell to 5-10 (with one no contest) in his past 12 UFC appearances dating back to January 2016. Arlovski fell to 9-10 (with one no contest) since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in June 2014. Arlovski has suffered 13 of his 20 career losses by stoppage. Arlovski suffered just the second submission loss of his career. The other came to Josh Barnett in 2016. Arlovski’s total fight time of 5:09:51 in UFC heavyweight competition is the most in divisional history.
Jared Gordon def. Danny Chavez
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-hv6oL5Aco [autotag]Jarred Gordon[/autotag] (17-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has earned four of his five UFC victories by decision. [autotag]Danny Chavez[/autotag] (10-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has suffered three of his four career losses by decision.
Julian Erosa def. Nate Landwehr
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJrPcJ5p2yw [autotag]Julian Erosa[/autotag] (24-8 MMA, 3-4 UFC) improved to 2-0 since he returned to the UFC for a third stint in June 2020. Erosa has earned 21 of his 24 career victories by stoppage. [autotag]Nate Landwehr[/autotag] (14-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered both of his UFC losses by stoppage.
Casey O'Neill def. Shana Dobson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_VZ-6Wzxqg [autotag]Shana Dobson[/autotag] (4-5 MMA, 2-4 UFC) has suffered both of her career stoppage losses by knockout.
Aiemann Zahabi def. Drako Rodriguez
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPJi0pzXa-s Zahabi (8-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) snapped his two-fight losing skid for his first victory since February 2017. [autotag]Drako Rodriguez[/autotag] (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered both of his career losses by knockout.
Serghei Spivac def. Jared Vanderaa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_vhzkq-mPg [autotag]Serghei Spivac[/autotag] (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has earned 11 of his 12 career victories by stoppage. [autotag]Jared Vanderaa[/autotag] (11-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) suffered the first knockout loss of his career. UFC research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript. [vertical-gallery id=589890] [vertical-gallery id=589888]