Serghei Spivac dominates, subs Derrick Lewis: UFC Vegas 68 complete results, highlights

Stay up to date with what’s happening today at UFC Vegas 68, which is going down at a later than usual start time from…

By: Eddie Mercado | 8 months ago
Serghei Spivac dominates, subs Derrick Lewis: UFC Vegas 68 complete results, highlights
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Stay up to date with what’s happening today at UFC Vegas 68, which is going down at a later than usual start time from the APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The main event for this card will see the UFC’s #7 ranked heavyweight, Derrick Lewis, tangle with the #12 ranked, Serghei Spivac. This matchup was supposed to happen back at UFC Vegas 65 this past November, but a nasty bout with COVID-19 put that fight on hold until now.

Lewis and Spivac seem to be a different points in their respective careers. Derrick is looking to avoid losing for the third time in a row, while Serghei has currently won five of his last six. I think it’s fair to say that Spivac is the more complete fighter here, but this is heavyweight, and Lewis has that one-hitter-quitter that’ll be lurking the entire time.

The main card is actually slated for tomorrow (February 5th) for you east coasters at 1:00am ET, but will begin today at 10:00pm PT for those on the west side. The preliminary bouts begin for everyone today at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm, PT — all of which can be streamed on ESPN+. I hope nobody’s confused.

Main card:

Serghei Spivac def. Derrick Lewis by submission (arm triangle) at 3:05 of round 1: Heavyweight

As soon as the fighters clinched up, Spivac hit a smooth hip toss to get on top. Lewis tried to stand up, but Spivac took full mount and delivered some heavy ground and pound. As soon as Lewis stood up, Spivac put him right back down. Over and over again, Spivac tripped up Lewis, until he finally cinched up an arm triangle in transition. Lewis quickly tapped, and Spivac has now won six of his last seven. What a performance!

Devin Clark def. Da Un Jung vs. by unanimous decision (30-27 x3): Light Heavyweight

Clark wasted no time in shooting in for the takedown, but it was Jung who came up with the first takedown. From there Jung held on to a belly to back body lock for some time, and then delivered some cruel elbows on the inside. Clark then exploded into a takedown, but Jung bounced right back up. Jung botched a sacrifice throw, and ended up pulling Clark on top of him. Several big punches landed for Clark, and luckily for Jung the round ended.

The fighters went right to jockeying for position in the clinch in the second stanza. Jung would have a moment of success, and then Clark would have a turn. They broke apart and Clark started to leap in with punches, and it wasn’t the prettiest technique, but it was being effective. The round ended with Jung pressing Clark against the cage.

Clark went back to the takedown in the third, but when it wasn’t there he adjusted by letting his hands go. After getting touched up, Jung realized a takedown and threatened with a Von Flue choke. Clark started to roll around, and scrambled up to his feet to flurry. The closing moments saw the fighters trade haymakers, and then Clark changed levels and scored a clean takedown as the horn sounded.

Marcin Tybura def. Blagoy Ivanov unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2): Heavyweight

As expected, Tybura was the busier fighter out of the gate. He was pawing with his jab, and finding a home for his liver kick. As the round went on, Ivanov started to open up with his hands, and whenever he could catch an elusiveTybura standing still, he was able to deliver some good shots of his own. It was a pretty close round, but it seemed like Tybura did the better work.

Ivanov was unleashing haymakers in the second round, but Tybura was making him miss on a lot of them. Tybura was working a heavyweight stick and move game, stepping in to score his strikes, and then jumping out of range of Ivanov’s return fire. One of Tybura’s body kicks landed low, causing a brief timeout to the action. Upon the restart, Ivanov pushed forward, but the straight punches of Tybura were getting through. Ivanov was struggling to stay in the pocket, mainly because Tybura kept moving its location.

Tybura surprised Ivanov by shooting a takedown to begin the final round. Ivanov was stuck on the ground, and Tybura was making him work to get up. The control time was racking up for Marcin, as each of Ivanov’s attempts to stand up were shut down. Tybura took the back and sank his hooks, and when Ivanov went to scramble, Tybura made the proper adjustments to maintain control until time expired. That was five straight dominant minutes for Tybura.

Doo Ho Choi vs. Kyle Nelson is a majority draw (29-27, 28-28 x2): Featherweight

Choi opened up the bout with a series of stinging leg kicks. Nelson responded with a big takedown, but after controlling for some time, Choi hit a reversal to get on top. From side control, Choi took his turn at controlling Nelson, and did so until the bell.

Nelson opened up the second round by rocking Choi with a big right hand. Choi quickly recovered, as Doo Ho does, and he then stuffed the oncoming takedown attempts from Nelson. Back in open space, Choi started to control the range with his jab and leg kicks, with Nelson sneaking some punches here and there.

Nelson closed the distance to kick off the final frame, but Choi intercepted him with some heavy leather. Nelson immediately went to his wrestling, putting Choi on his butt against the fence. Choi was struggling with the control of Nelson, finding himself on the floor with his back to the cage. After a couple of minutes went by, Choi scrambled out and into top position. A small clash of heads occurred as Choi was inside of the full guard of Nelson, causing the referee to call a timeout, and deduct a point from Doo Ho. He also lost top position for the infraction. The fight resumed and Nelson went back to the takedown, but as he dove at the legs, Choi assaulted him with hammers to the body.

Adam Fugitt def. Yusaku Kinoshita by TKO at 4:36 of round 1: Welterweight

Kinoshita was letting his strikes go right away. He was tagging Fugitt with clean boxing combos, and even connected with flush head kick. Somehow Fugitt ate it without issue, and exploded right into a takedown. Kinoshita quickly stood up, but Fugitt was still all over him. After stalling out in the grind, Kinoshita broke free into open space. That’s where Fugitt connected with a flush cross as Kinoshita threw a naked kick. Kinoshita hit the deck and Fugitt jumped on him. Fugitt took the back and began to drop elbow after elbow, forcing the referee to step in and stop the fight.


Andshul Jubli def. Jeka Saragih by TKO at 3:44 of round 2: Lightweight

Jubli came up with an early takedown here, and Saragih just kind of accepted the position. Saragih wasn’t really doing anything to initiate a scramble, until Jubli eventually moved into full mount and threatened with an arm triangle.

Saragih opened the second stanza with a beautiful head kick, but Jubli went right back to the takedown. Jubli continued to control, and started to rain down some punishment. He took the back and had Saragih flattened out, having free range to drop strike after strike. The referee gave Saragih every chance to improve his posiiton, but things were only going to get worse from there. The bout was halted, and Andshul Jubli is the new Road to UFC Season 1 lightweight winner.

Jeong Yeong Lee def. Zha Yi by split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29): Featherweight

Lee staggered Yi with one of the first punches that he threw. Yi quickly clinched up to recover, and began controlling Lee against the fence. He was able to score several short-lived takedowns, and although Lee was Lee was refusing to stay down, Yi was controlling the fight.

Yi returned to his grappling in the second stanza. He snagged another short-lived takedown, but then lost position after Lee blasted him with an elbow on the inside. Yi returned to the clinch, but Lee met him with a clean knee to the head that backed off Zha. From there, the fight took place in open space, with Lee clipping Yi with slick counters. Just as it looked as if the tide was turning, Yi hit a double leg to slow things down.

Lee opened up the third round with some heavy punches, backing up Yi to the cage under dureess. The takedowns weren’t there for Yi, and Lee continued to land big punches in open space. Yi endured the storm and returned to his grappling, and although he wasn’t able to solidify a position, he kept the fight in the grappling realm for the remainder of the round. Lee the new Road to UFC Season 1 featherweight winner.

Rinya Nakamura def. Toshiomi Kazama by KO at :33 of round 1: Bantamweight

We got an explosive one here! The fighters started sprinting right away, and Nakamura dropped Kazama with a clean check hook. Kazama stood back up, but a wicked counter right hand put him down for good. One academic ground strike connected for Nakamura before he realized the job was done, and he was the new Road to UFC Season 1 bantamweight winner.

Hyun Sung Park def. Seung Guk Choi by submission (RNC) at 3:11 of round 3: Flyweight

This was a pretty scrappy one. On the feet, Park would routinely dart in with explosive strikes, with Choi appearing to be a bit more composed. In the grappling department, it was Choi who was finding top position. Now he didn’t exactly do much when he had Park on his back, but he did rack up some control time.

The longer the fight went on, the more Park started to find his groove. He was flowing a lot better with his strikes, and was applying the pressure. Choi kept going back to his wrestling as the great equalizer, but that would end up being his undoing. As Choi was forcing a grappling exchange, Park scrambled to the back and sank a rear-naked choke. What a way to keep the judges out of it! Park is now the Road to UFC Season 1 flyweight winner.

Jun Yong Park def. Denis Tiuliulin by technical submission (RNC) at 4:05 of round 1: Middleweight

Park found a lot of success on the ground in the opening round. He was able to put on his back, and started to work him over from there. He had plenty of control, keeping Tiuliulin’s hips flat on the mat, but also dropped some nasty elbows from the full mount. Tiuliulin ultimately exposed his back, and Park strapped on a rear-naked choke to put Denis to sleep. It’s amazing that Tiuliulin survived as long as he did.

Tatsuro Taira def. Jesus Aguilar by submission (triangle armbar) at 4:20 of round 1: Flyweight

Aguilar dropped Taira right away with a leg kick, and then attacked with an arm-in guillotine as Tatsuro shot in. Taira was inside of the guillotine for quite some time, taking his sweet time escaping while maintaining top position. From there, Taira rolled to his back as he locked up a triangle. Aguilar tried to defend, but Taira switched to the armbar, went belly down, and secured the tap. Gorgeous grappling on display here from Taira!

About the author: Eddie Mercado has covered combat sports since 2015. He covers everything from betting odds to live events and fighter interviews. He holds a 1-0 record in pro MMA and holds a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu. (full bio)

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Eddie Mercado is a writer and content creator for Bloody Elbow, and has covered combat sports since 2015. Eddie covers everything from betting odds and live events, to fighter interviews and co-hosting the 6th Round post-fight show and the 6th Round Retro. He retired at 1-0 in professional MMA, competed in one Muay Thai match in Thailand, and is currently a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the great Diego Bispo.

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