This is the UFC Vegas 68 live blog for Derrick Lewis vs. Serghei Spivac, the heavyweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Lewis, a one-time title challenger and the No. 7 heavyweight in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings, has lost three of his past four outings, with a knockout of Chris Daukaus the lone bright spot among knockout losses to Ciryl Gane, Tai Tuivasa and, most recently, Sergei Pavlovich. Still, Lewis’ heavy hands bring an X-factor to every fight he takes.
Spivac, meanwhile, owns a pair of recent TKO wins on his resume coming into the fight. But his bread and butter is his ground and pound, which makes him a potentially tough matchup for Lewis. Ranked No. 12 in the UFC rankings, Spivac has walked a far less difficult road in terms of opposition, but he aims to get a win over Lewis to bolster his resume for bigger challenges in the big-man division.
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