Serghei Spivac dominates Derrick Lewis, calls out Jon Jones

With three straight stoppage wins in lower than a yr, the UFC may need a brand new heavyweight contender on its arms.

Serghei Spivac (16-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) made straightforward work of two-time title challenger Derrick Lewis (26-11 MMA, 17-9 UFC) with a first-round submission Saturday within the UFC Battle Night time 218 principal occasion on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Then he mentioned he needs the winner of the upcoming vacant heavyweight title battle between Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane – and hopes it’s Jones.

“Derrick Lewis is nice,” Spivac mentioned in his post-fight interview within the cage. “He fought two instances for the title. He’s nice. He’s a legend. At the moment, it’s simply my time. The ‘Polar Bear’ is right here. The ‘Polar Bear’ is coming.

“Give me somebody from the highest 5. If I inform Jon Jones or Ciryl Gane (I need the winner), they’ll make the battle? I need Jon Jones. Jon Jones, I respect you a lot. Sorry, bro – however I’m coming.”

The large males tie up shortly after the battle began, and Spivac landed a hip toss and put Lewis on his again. Spivac went to work from aspect management and appeared initially for a possible arm-triangle choke.

Lewis gave his again and Spivac bought heavy on prime with punches. About two minutes in, Lewis bought to his ft, however Spivac instantly dropped him again down. Seconds later, the identical factor occurred – however Spivac put Lewis again on the canvas head first. Halfway by the spherical, it occurred once more. Then once more.

Lewis bought up, then was taken again down on repeat. Every time, Spivac landed a number of extra punches whereas Lewis coated up. With about two minutes left, Spivac put Lewis on his again and determined to chase the arm-triangle choke. He bought it with ease, and Lewis tapped shortly.

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