UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak

UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateFebruary 4, 2023 (2023-02-04)
VenueUFC Apex
CityEnterprise, Nevada, United States
AttendanceNot announced[1]
Event chronology
UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski

UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak (also known as UFC Fight Night 218, UFC on ESPN+ 76 and UFC Vegas 68) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on February 4, 2023, at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, United States.[2]


The organization originally targeted a return to Seoul in South Korea to host the event.[3] Instead, the event was moved to the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada.[2]

A heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight Championship challenger Derrick Lewis and Sergey Spivak headlined the event.[2] The pair was previously expected to headline UFC Fight Night: Nzechukwu vs. Cuțelaba in November 2022 but while the event was in progress, Lewis was forced to withdraw due to non-COVID, non-weight cutting illness and the bout was cancelled.[4] However, Lewis later confirmed that he had in fact contracted COVID-19.[5]

A women's Strawweight bout between Loma Lookboonmee and Elise Reed was scheduled for the event.[6] However, the pair was moved to UFC 284 for undisclosed reasons.[7]

The four finals of the Road to UFC's second season took place at this event.[8]

ESPN reporter Laura Sanko made her UFC color commentary debut at this event becoming the first female color commentator in the modern UFC era to call an event from the booth.[9]

A women's flyweight bout between Kim Ji-yeon and Mandy Böhm was expected to take place at the event.[10] However, Böhm was forced to withdraw before the event start due to illness and the bout was cancelled.[11]


Main card (ESPN+)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Sergey Spivak def. Derrick Lewis Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 3:05
Light Heavyweight Devin Clark def. Jung Da-un Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Marcin Tybura def. Blagoy Ivanov Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Choi Doo-ho vs. Kyle Nelson Draw (majority) (29–27, 28–28, 28–28) 3 5:00 [a]
Welterweight Adam Fugitt def. Yusaku Kinoshita TKO (elbows) 1 4:36
Preliminary card (ESPN+)
Lightweight Anshul Jubli def. Jeka Saragih TKO (punches and elbows) 2 3:44 [b]
Featherweight Lee Jeong-yeong def. Yi Zha Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 [c]
Bantamweight Rinya Nakamura def. Toshiomi Kazama KO (punch) 1 0:33 [d]
Flyweight Park Hyun-sung def. Choi Seung-guk Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:11 [e]
Middleweight Park Jun-yong def. Denis Tiuliulin Technical submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:05
Flyweight Tatsuro Taira def. Jesús Santos Aguilar Submission (triangle armbar) 1 4:20


Bonus awards

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.[13]

  • Fight of the Night: No bonus awarded.
  • Performance of the Night: Sergey Spivak, Anshul Jubli, Rinya Nakamura, and Tatsuro Taira

See also


  1. ^ Mike Bohn (2023-02-05). "UFC Fight Night 218 post-event facts: Derrick Lewis' struggles continue". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2023-02-05.
  2. ^ a b c Mike Heck (2022-12-15). "Derrick Lewis vs. Serghei Spivac rebooked to headline UFC Vegas 68". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2022-12-15.
  3. ^ Jay Anderson (2022-10-19). "First fights reported for UFC Seoul on Feb. 24, 2023". cagesidepress.com. Retrieved 2022-12-15.
  4. ^ Mike Bohn (2022-11-22). "Derrick Lewis reportedly hospitalized, UFC Fight Night 215 headliner vs. Serghei Spivac canceled mid-event". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2022-12-15.
  5. ^ Danny Segura (2023-02-01). "Derrick Lewis: COVID-19 reason why original booking vs. Serghei Spivac fell through". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2023-02-02.
  6. ^ Farah Hannoun and Nolan King (2022-11-07). "UFC books Loma Lookboonmee vs. Elise Reed for Feb. 4 event". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2022-11-07.
  7. ^ Steve Duncan (2022-12-22). "Loma Lookboonmee vs. Elise Reed rescheduled for UFC 284". mma.uno. Retrieved 2022-12-22. (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Staff (2022-11-22). "Anshul Jubli set to compete at UFC Seoul". asianmma.com. Retrieved 2022-12-04.
  9. ^ Staff (2023-01-30). "Laura Sanko to make UFC color commentary debut at UFC Fight Night 218". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2023-01-30.
  10. ^ Staff (2022-10-20). "Ji Yeon Kim faces Mandy Bohm at UFC Seoul". asianmma.com. Retrieved 2022-10-20.
  11. ^ Damon Martin (2023-02-04). "UFC Vegas 68 loses Mandy Bohm vs. Ji Yeon Kim just hours before the event". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2023-02-04.
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2022-12-15.
  13. ^ Staff (2023-02-05). "UFC Fight Night 218 bonuses: Serghei Spivac's domination worthy of an extra $50,000". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2023-02-05.


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