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UFC on ESPN+ 73 live results: Derrick Lewis vs. Serghei Spivac

A heavyweight slugfest headlines afternoon UFC action in Las Vegas.
UFC ESPN+ 73

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC On ESPN+ 73: Lewis vs. Spivac, emanating from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Octagon is back at its home base at the UFC Apex for the final event in the month of November before the Thanksgiving holiday with a heavyweight main event featuring one of the most popular fighters on the roster.

Former heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis looks to end a two-fight losing skid and get back into the win column when he squares off with Serghei Spivac in the five-round headline bout. Lewis is coming off back-to-back knockout losses to Tai Tuivasa and Sergei Pavlovich, but is looking to end 2022 on a positive note headed into the holiday season. Spivac is riding a two-fight win streak following a second-round finish of Augusto Sakai in August.

In the co-main event, it'll be a battle of light heavyweight sluggers as Kennedy Nzechukwu battles Ion Cutelaba. Also on the main card is a heavyweight fight between Chase Sherman and Waldo Cortes-Acosta, a welterweight clash pitting Andre Fialho against Muslim Salikhov, and fast-rising prospect Jack Della Maddalena takes on Danny Roberts in a welterweight bout.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Women's Flyweights- Natalia Silva (13-5-1, 1-0 UFC) vs. Tereza Bleda (6-0, 0-0 UFC)

Silva lands a leg kick and a combination right away. Bleda goes for a takedown and grabs the body lock. She pushes it against the fence. Silva gets the takedown but they get right back up and remain tied up. Silva lands a punch and gets another takedown but Bleda ends up on top. Bleda in the half-guard of Silva and lands a couple of right hands. Silva reverses to the top and passes to half-guard. Bleda looks for the triangle choke and has it locked in and is trying to get it fully in as Silva has an arm in. Bleda now switches to an armbar and is squeezing. Big finish to the round for Bleda. 10-9 Bleda.

Silva lands a big right hand. Bleda shoots for a takedown and pushes it against the fence. They reverse underhooks and Silva lands a knee before they separate. Silva lands a right hand. Bleda holding her hands low. Bleda shoots for a takedown but Silva is defending. Bleda gets it down but Silva works her way to the feet with nothing happening. Silva has the underhooks and reverses and they separate. Silva with a high kick then a side kick. Silva lands a nice combo. Bleda is gassed. Silva lands a big left hand and then another. Bleda tries a takedown but Silva defends. 10-9 Silva, 19-19.

They trade before clinching against the fence but they quickly separate. Silva with a right hand and a body kick. Silva lands a massive combination that stuns Bleda. Bleda shoots for a takedown and Silva lands a spin kick at the exact same moment and Bleda goes down and Silva finishes with some follow-up shots. What a finish by Silva.

Official Result- Natalia Silva def. Tereza Bleda by TKO (kick, punches) at 1:27 of Round 3

> Bantamweights- Brady Hiestand (5-2, 0-0 UFC) vs. Fernie Garcia (10-2, 0-1 UFC)

Garcia lands a right hand that nearly puts Hiestand down but Hiestand tries for a takedown. They're scrambling and Garcia has the neck but Hiestand ends up in side control. Hiestand gets the back as they go to the fence and is looking for the body triangle. Garcia is able to spin into the guard and lands some right hands. Hiestand is able to get Garcia back down and has the back. They stand. Hiestand has the back with both hooks in on the mat. Garcia with some back punches. Hiestand trying to find a choke. Hiestand lands some punches. Hiestand scrambles to the top. They get to their feet and both are landing as Hiestand lands a high kick. 10-9 Hiestand.

Garcia lands the jab as Hiestand is landing kicks. Hiestand lands a right hand. Hiestand with a head kick. Hiestand lands another head kick. Hiestand shoots for the takedown but Garcia sprawls and they disengage. Garcia with a leg kick followed by a combo. Garcia with a leg kick and Hiestand shoots for a takedown. Hiestand gets it to the mat and is in side control. They get to their feet and Garcia pushes it against the fence. Hiestand reverses a takedown and has neck control. They roll to the mat and Garcia lands some punches but they get back to their feet. 10-9 Hiestand, 20-18 Hiestand.

Hiestand lands a high kick. Garcia with a leg kick. Hiestand shoots for the takedown and pushes it against the fence. Hiestand gets it down. He gets the back of Garcia. Garcia throwing back punches. Hiestand has the body triangle locked on and is working for the choke but Garcia is trying to defend. Hiestand still working from the back as Garcia is unable to escape but lands some back punches. Hiestand trying hard for the choke in the last minute. He lets go of the choke and lands some punches from the back. They swing away at the end. 10-9 Hiestand, 30-27 Hiestand.

Official Result- Brady Hiestand def. Fernie Garcia by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Women's Strawweights- Vanessa Demopoulos (8-4, 2-1 UFC) vs. Maria Oliveira (13-5, 1-1 UFC)

Oliveira lands a right hand. Demopoulos lands a right hand. Oliveira lands a body kick and right hand. Demopoulos with a leg kick but eats a counter right hand from Oliveira. They trade in close range. Demopoulos gets a takedown right into side control. Demopoulos moves to the half-guard and is landing right hands from the top. Demopoulos with some elbows from the top. Demopoulos gets the mount and lands some right hands and more elbows. Demopoulos with more big shots from the top to end the round strong. 10-9 Demopoulos.

Demopoulos lands a right hand. Oliveira lands a right hand. Demopoulos with a left hook. They trade in close range. Oliveira lands a kick and Demopoulos gets off-balance and falls to the mat for a second. Demopoulos lands a left hook. Demopoulos lands a right hand that puts Oliveira on her butt and Demopoulos jumps on top and lands some hammerfists and punches. Demopoulos in the half-guard and pressuring from the top. Demopoulos gets the mount and is landing punches. Demopoulos with some elbows from the top to end the round. 10-9 Demopoulos, 20-18 Demopoulos.

Oliveira with a high kick as Demopoulos is circling around the Octagon. Oliveira lands a right hand. Oliveira is landing but Demopoulos is able to get the takedown. Demopoulos landing from the top and is in control as Oliveira is trying to escape from the bottom. They scramble to their feet and Oliveira just misses a head kick. Oliveira lands a body kick. Demopoulos tries a takedown but they clinch and Oliveira lands a knee and they break. They trade punches. Oliveira with a flurry against the fence and has Demopoulos in trouble. Oliveira lands a combination. They trade shots. Oliveira tried but they go the distance. 10-9 Oliveira, 29-28 Demopoulos.

Official Result- Vanessa Demopoulos def. Maria Oliveira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Bantamweights- Ricky Turcios (11-3, 1-1 UFC) vs. Kevin Natividad (9-3, 0-2 UFC)

Turcios comes out and lands a spin kick. Natividad lands a right hand and scores a takedown. Both landing hammerfists on the ground. Turcios reverses and is looking to get on top. They get to their feet and break. Natividad lands a left hand and is looking for the takedown. They scramble and Turcios is looking for a leg and the back. Turcios is on top and lands a right hand. They get to their feet and Natividad lands a right hand. Natividad lands a leg kick and Turcios is able to score a takedown. Turcios landing elbows as they scramble. They get to their feet. Natividad with a body kick. Turcios gets a takedown and has the back. They get to their feet and Turcios still has body control. They break. Close round. 10-9 Turcios.

Natividad lands a leg kick and Turcios goes for the takedown but Natividad ends up on top. They get to their feet and Natividad lands a calf kick and scores a takedown. Natividad trying to get good position on the top and both are landing short punches and elbows. They scramble to their feet. Natividad rocks Turcios with a right hand as they break and Natividad looks to take advantage but they clinch against the fence. They break and Natividad lands a right hand. Turcios lands some right hands. Natividad looks for a takedown against the fence. They have a wild exchange at the end. 10-9 Natividad, 19-19.

Natividad lands a left hook followed by a right hand. Natividad lands a short uppercut and a left hand. Natividad gets a takedown. They scramble to their feet and Natividad has the neck and drags it back down. Turcios scrambles his way to his feet. Natividad with a left hook and an uppercut. Natividad lands a jumping knee that drops Turcios but Turcios recovers quickly and looks for a takedown but they break. Natividad lands another jumping knee then a body kick. Natividad lands a couple of knees but Turcios looks for a takedown. They battle for position against the fence and Turcios landing some elbows and jumps on the back. Turcios has the body triangle and flattens Natividad out and is landing big punches. Turcios looks for a rear-naked choke. Natividad is fighting it. Natividad is giving the thumbs up. Turcios lets go but lands lots of big punches to end the fight. What a comeback in the round for Turcios. 10-9 Turcios, 29-28 Turcios.

Official Result- Ricky Turcios def. Kevin Natividad by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

> Bantamweights- Vince Morales (11-6, 3-4 UFC) vs. Miles Johns (12-2, 3-2 UFC)

They trade jabs and Johns lands a leg kick. They're still really feeling each other out. They aren't doing that much as Johns lands a jab. Johns misses a big right hand. Johns looks for the single-leg and Morales lands some punches to defend as Johns lets go. Johns lands a left hook and lands a right hand to the body. They trade at the end. 10-9 Johns.

Johns with a leg kick. They're still feeling each other out for the most part. Johns looks for a takedown. Johns lets go. We have an eye poke on Morales and a timeout. The doctors check on Morales and we get back to action. Johns pressuring and lands a right hand. Morales with a body kick. Johns with a leg kick. Johns lands a jab. Johns lands a combo. Johns lands a right hand. Johns looks for the takedown and gets one at the end of the round. 10-9 Johns, 20-18 Johns.

Morales lands a right hand. Morales lands another right hand. Johns is pressuring and drops for the takedown and pushes Morales around the cage as he has the single leg. Johns has a quick trip but they stand and break. Morales lands a jab. Morales with a body kick. Morales lands another body kick. Morales with a right hand. Johns just misses a right hand. Johns tries a takedown but Morales defends. Morales with a body kick. Morales lands a couple of right hands. Johns shoots for the takedown against the fence but Morales defends and they separate. Morales with a body kick. Morales lands slightly more and Johns tries for the takedown again. Morales lands to defend. Johns keeps trying at the end. 10-9 Morales, 29-28 Johns.

Official Result- Miles Johns def. Vince Morales by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

*Breaking*- The main event between Derrick Lewis and Serghei Spivac has been cancelled after Lewis was pulled from the fight due to a medical issue.

> Women's Flyweights- #8 Jennifer Maia (19-9-1, 4-5 UFC) vs. #15 Maryna Moroz (11-3, 6-3 UFC)

They're trading punches to start things off. Maia lands a big right hand. Moroz lands a right hand and Maia counters with a big right hand. Maia lands a big right hand. Maia lands a nice combination. Maia lands a combo. Moroz with a right hand. Maia pushes Moroz against the fence with the body lock. Maia lands a knee. 10-9 Maia.

They're trading to start the second. Moroz lands a right hand. Maia with a nice combination. They both land right hands. They trade big punches and Maia lands slightly harder. Moroz lands a nice combination. Maia lands a knee. Maia lands a solid left hook followed by a right hand. Maia with a right hand. Moroz with a quick combo. Maia lands a combo. Maia with a right hand. They trade nice right hands. Maia lands a left hand. Maia with a combo but gets clipped by a right hand from Moroz. They trade inside the pocket. Maia with a front kick. Close round. 10-9 Maia, 20-18 Maia.

They're trading to start the third and Maia lands a combo and a body kick. Moroz with a leg kick. Moroz lands a big right hand that knocks Maia off balance but Maia recovers and fires back. Moroz lands a right hook. They trade punches. Maia lands a right hand. Moroz lands a right hand after Maia misses her punches. Maia lands a couple of leg kicks. Moroz is pressing forward and lands. Maia lands a nice left hook. They both land right hands. Moroz with a combo. Maia looks for a late takedown and pushes it against the fence. They break. Close fight. 10-9 Moroz, 29-28 Maia.

Official Result- Jennifer Maia def. Maryna Moroz by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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> Flyweights- Charles Johnson (11-3, 0-1 UFC) vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (14-7, 1-4 UFC)

Zhumagulov lands some leg kicks inside the first minute. Johnson with a body kick and Zhumagulov counters with a right hand. We have a timeout for an eye poke on Zhumagulov. They get back to action and both are landing inside the pocket. Zhumagulov lands a nice shot to the body. Johnson lands a body shot. We now have a timeout for a groin strike on Zhumagulov. They get back to action and Zhumagulov lands a nice right hand. Zhumagulov goes for a takedown and they scramble and Johnson lands a knee to the body then a body kick and then a head kick. Johnson with a body kick. Johnson lands a high kick and Zhumagulov counters with a left hook to the body. Wild round. 10-9 Zhumagulov.

Zhumagulov lands a leg kick and then a left hand. They get back to action and both are landing. Zhumagulov complains about an eye poke but it doesn't get called then lands a groin strike on Johnson and we have a timeout. They get back to action and both are landing and they clinch against the fence. Johnson with some knees. Zhumagulov reverses and looks for the takedown. Both with some dirty boxing. Zhumagulov with some body shots at the end. 10-9 Zhumagulov, 20-18 Zhumagulov.

We have an immediate groin strike on Johnson and another time out. They get back to action and Zhumagulov lands a leg kick and some punches. Johnson's leg is damaged. Johnson lands a jab. Zhumagulov lands a leg kick. They're both landing and Zhumagulov lands a leg kick. Johnson with a nice combo. Zhumagulov lands a right hand. They're trading in close range. Zhumagulov with a leg kick. They continue to trade and Zhumagulov lands with more volume. Fun fight. 10-9 Zhumagulov, 30-27 Zhumagulov.

Official Result- Charles Johnson def. Zhalgas Zhumagulov by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

> Welterweights- Jack Della Maddalena (12-2, 2-0 UFC) vs. Danny Roberts (18-6, 7-5 UFC)

Maddalena with some body shots and now lands to the head. Maddalena with a knee to the head of Roberts. Roberts looks for a takedown and lands a knee to the body. Maddalena lands a big shot that drops Roberts and he gets on top and is landing. They get to their feet. Maddalena with a body kick but Roberts blocks it. Maddalena with a big knee then a right hook. Roberts tries for a takedown. They break. Maddalena with some big body shots and Roberts falls to the ground and Maddalena then finishes it off. Great finish by Maddalena.

Official Result- Jack Della Maddalena def. Danny Roberts by TKO (punches) at 3:24 of Round 1

> Welterweights- Andre Fialho (16-5 1 NC, 2-2 UFC) vs. Muslim Salikhov (18-3, 5-2 UFC)

Salikhov with some leg kicks. Salikhov with a body kick. Salikhov with a leg kick. Salikhov just misses a spin kick. They trade and Salikhov grabs the single leg and gets a takedown. They get to their feet. Salikhov lands a spin kick but Fialho lands a right hand. Fialho now landing punches and Salikhov is backing up. Fialho lands a combo. They clinch and Salikhov has Fialho pressed against the fence and Fialho lands a right hand at the end. 10-9 Salikhov.

Salikhov landing more to start the second as he lands some body kicks. Salikhov with a hard body kick. Fialho lands a jab. Fialho lands a leg kick and Salikhov lands a spinning back fist that stuns Fialho. Salikhov then lands a couple more punches. Salikhov lands a couple of left hands that hurt Fialho. Salikhov with a step-in right hand. Fialho swings big and falls down and Salikhov gets on top and is landing big punches. Salikhov ends the round on top. 10-9 Salikhov, 20-18 Salikhov.

Salikhov lands a head kick to start the third. Salikhov with a heavy leg kick and he follows it up with a flurry but Fialho swings back. Salikhov with a couple of body kicks then a spinning head kick and Fialho grabs his head and it gets stopped. What a great finish by Salikhov.

Official Result- Muslim Salikhov def. Andre Fialho by TKO (strikes) at 1:03 of Round 3

> Heavyweights- Chase Sherman (16-10, 4-9 UFC) vs. Waldo Cortes-Acosta (8-0, 1-0 UFC)

They trade punches in close range. They trade leg kicks. Sherman with a heavy leg kick. Sherman with a body kick and Cortes-Acosta lands a right hand. Sherman with a calf kick. Cortes-Acosta with the jab. He lands another and Sherman lands a couple of kicks. Cortes-Acosta with another jab. Cortes-Acosta with a right hand. Cortes-Acosta with a combo. Cortes-Acosta with the jab and Sherman lands a big leg kick. Sherman lands a right hand. Cortes-Acosta with a right hand. Sherman grabs the back of Cortes-Acosta by the fence. Sherman trying for a takedown against the fence. They break as Cortes-Acosta lands a short uppercut. Cortes-Acosta with a right hand. Sherman gets a late takedown and ends in side control. 10-9 Cortes-Acosta.

Cortes-Acosta lands a big combo that has Sherman rocked and Cortes-Acosta lands a big flurry before Sherman is able to force a clinch. They break. Sherman lands a combo. Cortes-Acosta lands a big right hand. Sherman with a leg kick. Cortes-Acosta lands a left hook. Sherman with another leg kick and then another. Cortes-Acosta with a jab and Sherman with a high kick. Sherman with a leg kick. Cortes-Acosta lands a left hand. Cortes-Acosta with a flurry and Sherman circles away. Cortes-Acosta with a big flurry and is landing big shots and Sherman is in trouble. Cortes-Acosta emptying the gas tank and landing big punches. Sherman staying on his feet. They clinch and Cortes-Acosta with a knee. 10-9 Cortes-Acosta, 20-18 Cortes-Acosta.

Sherman with a leg kick. Sherman lands a combo. He lands a couple more punches. Cortes-Acosta with the jab. Sherman with a leg kick. Cortes-Acosta with a big right hand. He lands another that stumbles Sherman. Cortes-Acosta with a body kick. They trade inside the pocket. Cortes-Acosta with a left hand. Sherman with a leg kick. Cortes-Acosta lands a left hand. Sherman with a leg kick. Cortes-Acosta with a combo. Cortes-Acosta lands some big punches. Sherman with a leg kick. Cortes-Acosta with the jab. Sherman with a leg kick after Cortes-Acosta lands a left. Cortes-Acosta with a combo. Sherman still coming forward. They trade kicks. They trade at the end. 10-9 Cortes-Acosta, 30-27 Cortes-Acosta.

Official Result- Waldo Cortes-Acosta def. Chase Sherman by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

> Light Heavyweights- Kennedy Nzechukwu (10-3, 4-3 UFC) vs. Ion Cutelaba (16-8-1 1 NC, 5-7-1 UFC)

Cutelaba with a leg kick. He lands a right hand that stuns Nzechukwu. Cutelaba grabs the back standing. Cutelaba gets it down briefly. They get up and Cutelaba gets a trip takedown right into mount. Nzechukwu gets Cutelaba into his half-guard. There isn't much happening on the mat. They get to their feet. They battle for underhooks against the fence. Cutelaba gets a big throw takedown. Nzechukwu is able to escape and he has the body lock as they stand. Cutelaba trying to get a standing kimura. Cutelaba with some foot stomps. 10-9 Cutelaba.

Cutelaba lands a leg kick. They're swinging and both are looking for the knockout shot. Nzechukwu lands a big knee and Cutelaba was hurt. Cutelaba lands a low blow but Nzechukwu quickly recovers and wants to fight. Nzechukwu lands a knee and stuffs a takedown. Nzechukwu with a flurry against the fence and Cutelaba goes to the mat and Nzechukwu keeps pouring on with punches and finishes it.

Official Result- Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Ion Cutelaba by TKO (punches) at 1:02 of Round 2