After the exciting UFC 283, in which Jamahal Hill was crowned as the new Light Heavyweight Champion, next on the menu is UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Spivak, also known as UFC Vegas 68. The main event heavyweight clash between Derrick Lewis and Sergey Spivak headlines the event. Here you have everything to know about UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Spivak, date, time, fight card, location, how to watch, and more.
When and Where is UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Spivak?
- Date: February 4, 2023
- Prelims: 10:00 pm ET | 7:00 pm PT | 3:00 am GMT
- Main Card Start Time: 1:00 am ET | 10:00 pm PT | 6:00 am GMT
- Venue: UFC Apex, Nevada, U.S.
The ‘UFC Vegas 68’ event will take place at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, United States.
It was first scheduled to take place in Seoul, South Korea. However, it was moved to the United States after the injury of “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung ruled him out of the event.
The main card will start at 1:00 am ET (on February 5). It’s a bit too late for a UFC event in the States. However, it’s a preferable time for South Korean and Asian fans.
Main Event: Lewis vs Spivak
The exciting heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Sergey Spivak will be the main event.
The Lewis vs Spivak fight was originally scheduled to happen in November. However, it was canceled on the day of the battle after Lewis suffered an illness that left him unable to compete.
Derrick Lewis is a former UFC Heavyweight Championship challenger. Nicknamed “The Black Beast” Lewis is currently holding the record for most knockouts in UFC (13), as of writing. The 37-year-old American boasts a 26-10 record, with 1 no-contest and 21 KOs.
Derrick Lewis lost his most recent fight in UFC 277, in July 2022. He lost against Sergei Pavlovic via TKO (punches) in the first round.
Sergey Spivak is a Moldovan heavyweight fighter. The 27-year-old ‘Polar Bear’ boasts a 15-3 MMA record with 7 KOs. He won against Augusto Sakai in his most recent bout in UFC: Santos vs Hill, in August 2022.
- Main Event – Derrick Lewis vs Sergey Spivak; Heavyweight
- Co-Main – Jung Da Un vs Devin Clark; Light Heavyweight
- Marcin Tybura vs Blagoy Ivanov; Heavyweight
- Choi Doo-ho vs Kyle Nelson; Featherweight
- Yusaku Kinoshita vs Adam Fugitt; Welterweight
How to Watch Lewis vs Spivak
- BT Sport
The UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Spivak will be an ESPN+ pay-per-view event. ESPN+ will provide the live stream of the event. In the UK, it will be available on BT Sport.
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