Breaking the UFC heavyweight record for knockouts, Derrick Lewis landed a huge right-hand seconds into the second round before putting Aleksei Oleinik out with ground and pound.
With the first round playing into the Russian’s hands as Oleinik searched time and time again for submissions on the mat, Lewis would ride out the scarf hold and key lock attempts until the buzzer.
Following a pep talk from his corner to avoid falling into ‘The Boa Constrictor’s’ wheelhouse, Lewis would open up the next round with a flying knee attempt before a right hand drilled Oleinik on the chin.
With the Russian reeling, Lewis quickly threw a flurry of punches against a shelled up Oleinik before the accumulation of damage forced referee Herb Dean to step in.
Derrick Lewis def. Aleksei Oleinik via KO (Round 2, 0:21)
Chris Weidman def. Omari Akhmedov via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Darren Stewart def. Maki Pitolo via submission (guillotine choke) (Round 1, 3:41)
Yana Kunitskaya def. Julija Stoliarenko via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Beneil Dariush def. Scott Holtzman via TKO (Round 1, 4:38)
Tim Means def. Laureano Staropoli via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Kevin Holland def. Joaquin Buckley via TKO (Round 3, 0:32)
Nasrat Haqparast def. Alexander Munoz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Andrew Sanchez def. Wellington Turman via KO (Round 1, 4:14)
Gavin Tucker def. Justin Jaynes via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 3, 1:43)
Early Preliminary Card
Youssef Zalal def. Peter Barrett via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Irwin Rivera def. Ali Alqaisi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)