Lewis was content to wait for most of the fight's first three minutes as the smaller Daukaus moved around the cage and remained active with quick shots. But the 265-pounder showed some of his underrated athleticism suddenly springing a jumping roundhouse kick on Daukaus. As his opponent backed away, Lewis exploded forward with a vicious flurry of punches that stunned Daukaus and had him clinching. When Daukaus tried to strike him from the clinch, Lewis unloaded a series smashing of right hands into his face that dropped the other man to the mat for the finish. With the KO, Lewis set the UFC all-time record for knockouts with 13.
The co-main event was a one-way affair as Belal Muhammad outwrestled and controlled Stephen Thompson, who, at 38, appears to have lost a step from his once elusive foot speed. Muhammad took a lopsided unanimous decision.
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