The UFC is back in Las Vegas Saturday night at the UFC Apex as heavyweights Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis throw down in the main event.

Four fighters missed weight at today’s weigh-ins, including preliminary featherweight Rafael Alves, who missed weight by 11 pounds. His bout with Patrick Sabatini, who came in at 145.5. pounds, has been pulled.

Drako Rodriguez (140.5), Jared Gordon (150), and Ketlen Viera (138) also missed weight and have been fined by the NSAC, but their bouts will continue.

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.

MAIN CARD (8PM ET/5PM PT) ESPN+

ANDREI ARLOVSKI (30-19-0, 2NC) VS. TOM ASPINALL (9-2-0)

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Andrews: Arlovski continues to chug along and unless he gets caught, should grind out another decision.

Andrews Prediction: Andrei Arlovski via UD

NASSOURDINE IMAVOV (9-2-0) VS. PHIL HAWES (9-2-0)

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Andrews: Hawes gives up some height and reach but I think he gets it done once again.

Andrews Prediction:  Phil Hawes via TKO

ALESKEI OLEINEIK (59-14-1) VS. CHRIS DAUKAUS (10-3-0) 

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Andrews: Experience vs. youth here. Daukaus has won his first two fights in the octagon, but its hard to gauge Oleinik at this stage. He was finished by Derrick Lewis in his last bout and he has another finisher in front of him again. Going with the knockout.

Andrews Prediction: Chris Daukaus via TKO

CHARLES ROSA (13-4-0) VS. DARRICK MINNER (25-11-0)

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Andrews: Minner’s fights usually end up on the ground but I think Rosa uses his smarts to grind this one out on the feet.

Andrews Prediction: Charles Rosa via UD

#6 KETLEN VIERA (11-1-0) VS. #7 YANA KUNITSKAYA (13-5-0, 1NC) 

Andrews: Viera missed weight for this one. A fairly even fight on paper. Kunitskaya grinds this one out.

Andrews Prediction: Yana Kunitskaya via UD

MAIN EVENT

#2 CURTIS BLAYDES (14-2-0, 1NC) VS. #4 DERRICK LEWIS (24-7-0)

Andrews: Derrick Lewis has power going for him, but I think Blaydes uses his versatility to control the bout on the ground and emerge with the win.

Andrews Prediction: Curtis Blaydes via TKO 

Enjoy the fights!

@kenaiandrews

UFC Vegas 19: Blaydes vs. Lewis predictions