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UFC St. Louis | Lewis must beat Nascimento to retain his ranking

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Changing of the Guard?

For Derrick Lewis, the assignment is more than clear. He must win to avoid the risk of falling outside the top 15 of the heavyweight rankings for years. The American is having a bad spell in the UFC and has won only one of his last five fights.

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Nascimento, on the other hand, is on the rise. A win over Lewis would mark the biggest of his career and perhaps the changing of the guard between the two men.

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However!

After much insistence from Joaquin Buckley, Dana White decided to change course three weeks before the event. The fighter from St. Louis may fight the co-main event against Nursulton Ruziboev in front of his home crowd.

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Buckley entered the rankings at the end of March after a victory over Vicente Luque. Ruziboev won his first two UFC fights via first-round knockout and now moves up from middleweight to welterweight.

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Finishers

Alonzo Menifield and Carlos Ulberg are both known for their aggressive fighting styles. It is therefore not without reason that the UFC has pitted both men against each other. Both Menifield and Ulberg guarantee attractive matches and always go for the finish.

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Menifield will have to defend his place in the rankings. For Ulberg it is the first opportunity to enter the light-heavyweight rankings for the first time. Who will take the win in St. Louis?

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Where to watch UFC St.Louis?

There is no preview show for this event. The broadcast of the prelims starts on Saturday evening, May 11 at 11:00 PM on discovery+.

At 1:00 AM it’s time for the main card with expert commentary from Sander Schrik and Marloes Coenen, also visible on discovery+.

Complete Card UFC St. Louis

  • Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
  • Joaquin Buckley vs. Nursulton Ruziboev
  • Alonzo Menifield vs. Carlos Ulberg
  • Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Mateusz Rebecki
  • Alex Caceres vs. Sean Woodson
  • Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs. Robelis Despaigne
  • Chase Hooper vs. Viacheslav Borshchev
  • Terrance McKinney vs. Esteban Ribovics
  • Tabatha Ricci vs. Tecia Pennington
  • Billy Goff vs. Trey Waters
  • Charles Johnson vs. Jake Hadley
  • Jared Gooden vs. Kevin Jousset
  • JJ Aldrich vs. Veronica Hardy

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