UFC Wichita went down tonight (Sat. March 9, 2019) from the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. In the main event of the night, heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Junior dos Santos went head-to-head. Lewis was attempting to get back in the win column after a failed title bid in November. As for “JDS”, he was on a two-fight win streak and hoping to get back in the title conversation.
Also on the card was a welterweight bout between Tim Means and Niko Price. Ben Rothwell also returned against Blagoy Ivanov. And Tim Boetsch took on Omari Akhmedov at middleweight. Check out MMA News’ UFC Wichita coverage here below:
- Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs. Junior dos Santos
Leg kick from Lewis to start things off. Lead left hook lands for Lewis and an eye poke from “JDS” stops the action. Kick to the body lands for Lewis and dos Santos misses on a spinning kick. Lewis catches the Brazilian with an overhand. Both men land huge shots inside the pocket, but seem to have recovered.
Lewis lands a head kick and dos Santos misses on a big overhand. Spinning back kick to the body lands and Lewis is hurt. Lewis fires off a big counter shot but he survives. The round comes to an end.
Another head kick from Lewis is just blocked. “JDS” is looking to get back to that body attack. Leg kicks from Lewis and he nearly gets dos Santos to the ground after a trip but he’s back up to his feet. A big right hand from dos Santos drops Lewis. Lewis eats some ground-and-pound and that’s it.
Official Result: Junior dos Santos def. Derrick Lewis via R2 TKO (punches, 1:58)
- Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Curtis Millender via R1 submission (rear-naked choke, 2:35)
- Welterweight: Niko Price def. Tim Means via R1 KO (punches, 4:50)
- Heavyweight: Blagoy Ivanov def. Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Lightweight: Beneil Dariush def. Drew Dober via R2 submission (armbar 4:41)
- Middleweight: Omari Akhmedov def. Tim Boetsch via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Welterweight: Anthony Rocco Martin def. Sergio Moraes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Bantamweight: Yana Kunitskaya def. Marion Reneau via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Featherweight: Grant Dawson def. Julian Erosa via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
- Heavyweight: Maurice Green def. Jeff Hughes via split decision (29-28,28-29, 29-28)
- Flyweight: Matt Schnell def. Louis Smolka R1 submission (triangle choke, 3:18)
- Welterweight: Alex Morono def. Zak Ottow via R1 verbal submission (strikes, 3:34)
- Lightweight: Alex White def. Dan Moret via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)