Carlos Ulberg and Derrick Lewis Secure Brutal Knockouts


  • Derrick Lewis finishes Rodrigo Nascimento in 3rd round after an exciting back and forth
  • Carlos Ulberg scores a 12-second TKO victory cementing his position as a title contender in the UFC.

Mixed martial arts fans were treated to another exciting fight card at the recently concluded UFC on ESPN 56 event. Taking place at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, May 11, the event was headlined by the highly anticipated heavyweight clash between Derrick Lewis and Rodrigo Nascimento, while Joaquin Buckley and Nursulton Ruziboev locked horns in the co-main event. .

Marking the promotion’s first-ever appearance in St. Louis, UFC on ESPN 56 lived up to its expectations, and the cherry on top were the spectacular finishes the Enterprise Center witnessed on Saturday night. Below are some of the best finishes from UFC on ESPN 56:

Esteban Ribovics knocks out Terrance McKinney

The prelims for UFC events may not bring much excitement for casual fans, but even those fights have enough juice to send the MMA fanbase into a frenzy, as Esteban Ribovics (13-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) delivered one of the best ends this year in his lightweight clash against Terrance McKinney (15-7 MMA, 5-4 UFC). Just moments into the fight, a brutal head kick from Ribovics sent McKinney down to the canvas, ending the fight at the 0:37 second mark of the first round.

Carlos Ulberg rocks Alonzo Menifield into a 12-second TKO

The excitement of Ribovics’ 37-second finish in the prelims was still being boiled down, only to be followed up with another eye-popping finish in the main card, courtesy of Carlos Ulberg (10-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC). Riding into the fray with a 5-0 undefeated streak, “Black Jag” squared off against Alonzo Menifield (15-4-1 MMA, 8-4-1 UFC) in a 205-pound contest. In a climactic turn of events, a rush by Menifield right at the start was followed by a wicked counter from Ulberg, followed by a barrage of punches to secure the TKO finish at just 12 seconds of round 1 and his sixth straight win in the. octagon

A nasty one-two by Derrick Lewis shuts out Rodrigo Nascimento in the title-winner

The biggest highlight of UFC on ESPN 56 was Derrick Lewis (28-12 MMA, 19-10 UFC), the promotion’s knockout artist whose brutal finishes can make one UFC fan, expected to set the Octagon on fire with another brutal finish of his opponent of the night Rodrigo Nascimento (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) in the heavy main event. Needless to say, “The Black Beast” delivered, with one of his best finishes to mark his comeback from the defeat of Jailton Almeida last November, which even featured an Octagon intruder.

Round one of the bout featured a very even contest between the two, with Nascimento showing off his takedowns and elbows to compete against the composure of Lewis, who, in fact, turned things around in the final moments of the first round by reversing the ground-and-pound from Nativity The second round opened with Lewis making a huge connection, and a takedown attempt, but Nascimento continued his pressure, and this time, reversed Lewis’ takedown to end the round.

However, it was round three that had Lewis come into his own. Half a minute into the round, and came in a brutal one-two from Lewis, sending Nascimento down. Lewis followed suit with ground-and-pound to end the fight at the 0:49 second mark of the third round, as well as extend his UFC record for most knockouts with 15.

UFC on ESPN 56 Full Score:

Main Card

  • Heavyweight Main Event: Derrick Lewis def. Rodrigo Nascimento by TKO (punches) (R3, 0:49)
  • Welterweight Co-Main Event: Joaquin Buckley def. Nursulton Ruziboev via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-27)
  • Light heavyweight bout: Carlos Ulberg won. Alonzo Menifield by TKO (punches) (R1, 0:12)
  • Lightweight: Carlos Diego Ferreira def. Mateusz Rębecki by TKO (punches) (R3, 4:51)
  • Featherweight bout: Sean Woodson won. Alex Caceres via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Heavyweight bout: Waldo Cortes-Acosta def. Robelis Despaigne via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Advance card

  • Light Attack: Chase Hooper def. Viacheslav Borshchev via Submission (brabochoke) (R2, 3:00)
  • Lightweight: Esteban Ribovics won. Terrance McKinney by KO (head kick) (R1, 0:37)
  • Women’s Strawweight Bout: Tabatha Ricci def. Tecia Pennington via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Welterweight Bout: Trey Waters def. Billy Goff via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Flyweight bout: Charles Johnson won. Jake Hadley via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Women’s flyweight bout: Veronica Hardy def. JJ Aldrich via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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