UFC Fight Night 110: Aussie Ben Nguyen stuns with victory
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 17, 2017,
Jun 17, 2017, 18:37
After watching Ion Cutelaba, Dan Hooker and Derek Brunson end their bouts with devastating KOs in highlight reel fashion, it was the main event that earned performance of the night honors after "The Super Samoan" Mark Hunt, beat Derrick Lewis via TKO in the fourth round.
For his part, Mr. Lewis hinted that the fight could be his last.
"It's probably my last fight, I'm getting married next week", he said in the cage.
UFC takes to the shores of Auckland for the second time only in their history, with legendary Heavyweight Mark Hunt headlining the card against another fan favourite and fellow knockout artist, Derrick Lewis. As Hunt landed a left-right combination the crowd erupted and this trend would continue throughout the fight each time Hunt pressed Lewis and threw his combinations. Lewis could also use some grappling, as he should have the edge against the portly Hunt in that department.
"Anybody above me is good and I'll take any of them".
The loss is Lewis' first since June 2015. I've had a lot of fun, traveled the world. Hunt is always risky, but I think Lewis will do a better job of dictating the pace and style of the fight. It looks like it's still continuing, though'.
A well-timed knee to the face of Ross Pearson ended the Sunderland native's lightweight meeting against hometown hero Dan Hooker. During this six-fight win streak, he has five wins by KO, two of which were in the first round.
The Englishman continued to walk the 27-year-old down in the second round before a right knee dropped him to the floor.
In the co-main event, a middleweight contest between Derek Brunson and Daniel Kelly barely made it out the first minute. Despite being 11 years younger, Lewis appeared exhausted as early as the second round, placing his hands on his hips and leaving his chin exposed high.
Although Ottow has come out on the winning end twice with those split scorecards, it's a large shift from his pre-UFC career, when all of his triumphs came by stoppage. Moments later, the Brisbane product locked in a rear naked choke, and Elliott was forced to tap out.