UFC Fight Night 102: Lewis mounts late rally to finish Abdurakhimov
Derrick Lewis used a late takedown and ground-and-pound to cap a come-from-behind rally and put away Russain Shamil Abdurakhimov in the fourth round at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany, New York. Abdurakhimov frustrated Lewis for over three rounds with timely takedowns that won him the first three rounds. In the fourth round, Lewis finally scored a takedown of his own off a Thai clinch, and took full advantage of it, getting full mount and raining punches until referee Dan Miragliotta was forced to call the bout at 3:42. Welcome back to The Crossfire. Gian Villante and Saparbek Safarov earned Fight-of-the-Night, while Francis Ngannou and Gerald Meerschaert earned performances-of-the-night. Each fighter earned a $50,000 USD bonus. Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts