The UFC is quickly back in the state of New York this time at the Times Union Center in Albany, with UFC Fight Night 102; headlined by Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis & Shamil “Abrek” Abdurakhimov squaring off in a top 15 Heavyweight collision.
Lewis is a 31 year old, hailing from Houston and is the number 10 ranked Heavyweight contender, on a 4 fight win streak. Lewis scored 3 of the wins by knock out, with two coming in the first round, and most recently took a split decision from Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night 90. Abdurakhimov is a 35 year old from Dagestan, who rebounded from a promotional debut loss to Timothy Johnson, with consecutive decision wins over Anthony Hamilton and Walt Harris.
UFC Fight Pass Main Card 9 p.m. ET
HW: Derrick Lewis (17-4) def. Shamil Abdurakhimov (17-4) by TKO (punches) 3:42 R4
HW: Francis Ngannou (9-1) def. Anthony Hamilton (15-6) by submission (kimura) 1:57 R1
LHW: Corey Anderson (9-2) def. Sean O’Connell (17-9) by TKO (punches) 2:36 R2
LHW: Gian Villante (15-7) def. Saparbek Safarov (8-1) by TKO (strikes) 2:54 R2
UFC Fight Pass Prelims 5:45 p.m. ET
WSW: Justine Kish (6-0) def. Ashley Yoder (5-2) by (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
WW: Randy Brown (9-1) def. Brian Camozzi (7-3) by TKO (knee & punches) 1:25 R2
MW: Gerald Meerschaert (25-8) def. Joe Gigliotti (7-2) by submission (anaconda choke) 4:12 R1
MW: Andrew Sanchez (9-2) def. Trevor Smith (14-7) by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
FW: Shane Burgos (8-0) def. Tiago Trator (20-6-2) by (30-26, 29-28, 29-27) unanimous decision
LW: Marc Diakiese (11-0) def. Frankie Perez (10-3) by (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
MW: Ryan Janes (9-1) def. Keith Berish (5-1) by (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
WSW: Juliana Lima (9-3) def. J.J. Aldrich (4-2) by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision