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#7 Heavyweight Division

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"The Black Beast"

Derrick Lewis

Heavyweight Division

26-10-0 (W-L-D)

21

Wins by Knockout

8

First Round Finishes

Derrick Lewis

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Learn more about Derrick Lewis' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
New Orleans, United States
Trains at
4oz Fight Club
Fighting style
Brawler
Age
37
Height
75.00
Weight
264.00
Octagon Debut
Apr. 19, 2014
Reach
79.00
Leg reach
43.50

Fighter Facts

  • Has won 14 of his last 19 and five of his last seven
     
  • Owns 2012 knockout win over Jared Rosholt
     
  • Pro since 2010
     
  • 21 wins by KO, one by submission (armbar)
     
  • Eight first round finishes
     
  • Most knockouts in UFC history (13)

UFC History
UFC 277 (7/30/22) Lewis was stopped by Sergei Pavlovich via strikes at :55 of the first round 
UFC 271 (2/12/22) Lewis was knocked out by Tai Tuivasa at 1:40 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (12/18/21) Lewis knocked out Chris Daukaus at 3:36 of the first round
UFC 265 (8/7/21) Lewis was stopped by Ciryl Gane at 4:11 of the third round in a fight for the interim UFC heavyweight title
UFC Fight Night (2/20/21) Lewis knocked out Curtis Blaydes at 1:26 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (8/8/20) Lewis stopped Aleksei Oleinik via strikes at :21 of the second round
UFC 247 (2/8/20) Lewis won a three round unanimous decision over Ilir Latifi
UFC 244 (11/2/19) Lewis won a three round split decision over Blagoy Ivanov
UFC Fight Night (3/9/19) Lewis was stopped by Junior Dos Santos via strikes at 1:58 of the second round
UFC 230 (11/3/18) Lewis was submitted by Daniel Cormier via rear naked choke at 2:14 of the second round in a UFC heavyweight title fight
UFC 229 (10/6/18) Lewis knocked out Alexander Volkov at 4:49 of the third round
UFC 226 (7/6/18) Lewis won a three round unanimous decision over Francis Ngannou
UFC Fight Night (2/18/18) Lewis stopped Marcin Tybura via strikes at 2:48 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (6/11/17) Lewis was stopped by Mark Hunt via strikes at 3:51 of the fourth round
UFC Fight Night (2/19/17) Lewis knocked out Travis Browne at 3:12 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (12/9/16) Lewis stopped Shamil Abdurakhimov via strikes at 3:43 of the fourth round
UFC Fight Night (7/7/16) Lewis won a three round split decision over Roy Nelson
UFC Fight Night (4/10/16) Lewis knocked out Gabriel Gonzaga at 4:48 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (2/6/16) Lewis stopped Damian Grabowski via strikes at 2:17 of the first round
UFC 192 (10/3/15) Lewis stopped Viktor Pesta via strikes at 1:15 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (6/6/15) Lewis was stopped by Shawn Jordan via strikes at :48 of the second round
UFC 184 (2/28/15) Lewis stopped Ruan Potts via strikes at 3:18 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (9/5/14) Lewis was knocked out by Matt Mitrione at :41 of the first round
TUF 19 Finale (7/6/14) Lewis knocked out Guto Inocente at 3:30 of the first round
UFC on FOX (4/19/14) Lewis stopped Jack May via strikes at 4:23 of the first round

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? A friend invited me to his gym because he knew I loved to fight, and I felt like it was an easy way to make money. 
What ranks and titles have you held? I’ve held three titles, including the Legacy Fighting Championship Heavyweight Championship. 
Do you have any heroes? My grandfather
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? If I can make it, anyone can make it if they believe in themselves. 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Killgore College for one year. 
What was your job before you started fighting? AAA tow truck driver
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite Striking technique: head kick