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UFC Explodes Back into St. Louis with Knockout Battles: Lewis vs. Nascimento and Local Hero Buckley in Action!

Joaquin Buckley
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This weekend, the UFC makes a thrilling return to St. Louis, Missouri for the first time since 2018. The highly anticipated event will feature top-tier heavyweights Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis and Rodrigo Nascimento in a headlining clash. Adding to the excitement, St. Louis' own welterweight star, Joaquin Buckley, is set to face the seasoned Nursulton Ruziboev in the co-main event.

The card also boasts several Midwest talents including Charles Johnson, Terrance McKinney, and Sean Woodson, ensuring a night of intense competition.

With over six years since the last UFC spectacle in St. Louis, local enthusiasts are eager for the showdown this Saturday at The Enterprise.

Reflecting on memorable moments from UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs Choi, we gear up for a spectacular night in the city known for its unique cuisine and Nelly's beats.

Highlight Reels from UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs Choi:

Darren Elkins' Stunning Comeback

Against local favorite Michael Johnson, Darren Elkins, also known as “The Damage”, overcame multiple knockdowns. He turned the tide with a takedown early in the second round and secured victory with a rear naked choke, marking a significant milestone in his featherweight career.

Kamaru Usman's Rise to Dominance

Back in 2018, Kamaru Usman, then ranked No. 11 at welterweight, solidified his fearsome reputation with a dominating win over Emil Meek. This victory was crucial in propelling him towards welterweight supremacy.

  • Jessica-Rose Clark Dominates Paige VanZant: In the flyweight co-main event, Jessica-Rose Clark showcased a comprehensive performance against Paige VanZant. Despite VanZant’s resilience even after a first-round arm injury, Clark's tactical superiority led her to a unanimous decision win.

  • Jeremy Stephens' Spectacular Knockout: Featherweights Jeremy Stephens and Dooho Choi delivered a thrilling fight, with Stephens landing a decisive blow in the second round that ended the contest, electrifying the crowd.

This weekend promises to be an unforgettable UFC event, filled with dramatic confrontations and showcasing St. Louis' fighting spirit.

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