Headlining the event is a bantamweight championship rematch between current champion Julianna Pena (11-4) and former champion, no. 1 ranked Amanda Nunes (21-5).
Co-headlining the event is also a championship rematch, this one going down in the flyweight division between former champion, no. 1 ranked Brandon Moreno (19-6-2), who faces no. 2 ranked Kai Kara-France (24-9) for the interim title in the co-main event of the evening.
Our feature fight of the night came in the heavyweight division between a pair of contenders in no. 5 ranked Derrick Lewis (26-9) and no. 11 ranked Sergei Pavlovich (15-1).
Lewis is a former LFC heavyweight champion boasting 21 knockouts in his 26 wins, while Pavlovich is a former FNG heavyweight champion, coming into the bout with 12 knockout wins, including a three-fight win, and knockout streak coming into this bout.
Continue reading to see how this epic heavyweight feature fight went down:
Official Result: Sergei Pavlovich def. Derrick Lewis via TKO (punches) at :55 of round one
Lewis opens up the bout with a nice leg kick, but Pavlovich takes the center of the octagon. He throws a jab in order to keep his distance, and Lewis tries to bob and weave his way into range.
Pavlovich opens up with a vicious boxing combo, and Lewis joins him in a firefight.
Pavlovich hurts Lewis and absolutely unloads on him en route to what became a relatively early stoppage.
Lewis did drop face first, and a couple punches later the fight was stopped, while Lewis was on his way up.
Nonetheless, Sergei Pavlovich is now 16-1 as a professional with 13 knockouts, and this was Derrick Lewis’ second-straight defeat via knockout, both of which came in his home state of Texas.
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