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American fighter mixed martial (MMA) derrick Lewis in Instagram the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) Russia commented on the victory over Russian Alexey Oleinik in the tournament in Las Vegas.
“In the first round he caught me good, I couldn’t breathe. Was glad the first round is over,” said Lewis. He added that he was excited about his victory, but plans to take a break in fights, because he wants to lose weight.
Earlier, on 9 August Lewis defeated Oleinik. He brought down the opponent with a powerful strike and prematurely ended the fight early in the second round.
Lewis scored a 15-th victory under the UFC. Just now he has 24 wins, seven losses, one fight was declared invalid.
For 43-year-old Oleynik defeat against Lewis became the 14th in his career, on account of his 59 victories, another battle with his participation ended in a draw.