|Full Name||Derrick Lewis|
|Date of Birth||February 7, 1985|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Weight||265 lbs (120 kg)|
|Nickname||The Black Beast|
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- Early Life and Career
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- Derrick Lewis' Most Popular Fights
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Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis is the current #7 ranked UFC Heavyweight Fighter with a professional MMA record of 26 wins, 10 losses, and 1-NC. Lewis has a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a former Legacy FC Heavyweight Champion.
Latest News Update For Derrick Lewis
Lewis is scheduled to face Sergey Spivak at UFC Fight Night 218 on February 4th, 2023.
Early Life and Career
Derrick Lewis started his combat sports journey at age 17 in boxing.
Lewis was sentenced to 5-years in prison and served 3-years and 6-months of the sentence before getting a leave. After his release, Derrick picked up Mix Martial Arts along with boxing.
Lewis made his amateur debut in 2009 at LSAMMA against Jay Ross. Derrick lost the fight via TKO but bounced back to win his next fight against Tim Buchanan at USACA. Following this victory, Derrick turned professional.
He made his professional debut against Nick Mitchell at WG. Derrick outstruck Mitchell and knocked him out in the 2nd round via punches. Lewis was unable to maintain the momentum as he lost to Shawn Jordan in his next fight at GFA 7. Derrick went on a 3-fight win streak after the loss and got signed with Bellator in 2011. Lewis fought Tony Johson at Bellator 46 and lost via unanimous decision in his first and only Bellator fight.
Lewis went 3-0-1 in his next 4-fights to get a title shot at the Legacy FC Heavyweight Championship against Jared Rosholt. Derrick KO'ed Jared in the last minute of the 2nd-round to win the title. He defended it once against Ricky Shivers before leaving the promotion to join the UFC in 2014.
Derrick Lewis' Career in UFC
Derrick Lewis made his UFC debut against Jack May at UFC on FOX: Werdum vs. Browne.Lewis TKO'ed May in the first round. He repeated the performance in his next fight and TKO'ed Guto Inocente at the TUF 19 Finale.
Derrick got knocked out in his fight against Matt Mitrione in 41 seconds via KO. He went 1-1 in his next 2-fights before getting back his momentum and went on a 6-fight win streak. Lewis's streak ended at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt. Hunt TKO'ed Lewis in the 4th round and shared the Fight of the Night bonus with Derrick.
Lewis went back on a 3-fight win streak and defeated the likes of Francis Ngannou and Alexander Volkov to get a title shot at the UFC Heavyweight Championship against Daniel Cormier. Cormier outwrestled Lewis in the bout and submitted him in the second round via rear-naked choke. Lewis then lost his next bout to Junior dos Santos via TKO.
Derrick showed his tenacity in his next fights to amass a winning streak of 4-0 to get an interim UFC Heavyweight Championship against Ciryl Gane. Ciryl Gane used his range and advanced Muay Thai skills to outclass Lewis and used him as a striking canvas before TKO'ing him in the 3rd round.
Derrick Lewis Record
|Loss||26–10 (1)||Sergei Pavlovich||TKO (punches)||UFC 277||July 30, 2022||1||0:55|
|Loss||26–9 (1)||Tai Tuivasa||KO (elbow)||UFC 271||February 12, 2022||2||1:40|
|Win||26–8 (1)||Chris Daukaus||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus||December 18, 2021||1||3:36|
|Loss||25–8 (1)||Ciryl Gane||TKO (punches)||UFC 265||August 7, 2021||3||4:11|
|Win||25–7 (1)||Curtis Blaydes||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis||February 20, 2021||2||1:26|
|Win||24–7 (1)||Aleksei Oleinik||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik||August 8, 2020||2||0:21|
|Win||23–7 (1)||Ilir Latifi||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 247||February 8, 2020||3||5:00|
|Win||22–7 (1)||Blagoy Ivanov||Decision (split)||UFC 244||November 2, 2019||3||5:00|
|Loss||21–7 (1)||Junior dos Santos||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. dos Santos||March 9, 2019||2||1:58|
|Loss||21–6 (1)||Daniel Cormier||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 230||November 3, 2018||2||2:14|
|Win||21–5 (1)||Alexander Volkov||KO (punches)||UFC 229||October 6, 2018||3||4:49|
|Win||20–5 (1)||Francis Ngannou||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 226||July 7, 2018||3||5:00|
|Win||19–5 (1)||Marcin Tybura||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros||February 18, 2018||3||2:48|
|Loss||18–5 (1)||Mark Hunt||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt||June 11, 2017||4||3:51|
|Win||18–4 (1)||Travis Browne||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne||February 19, 2017||2||3:12|
|Win||17–4 (1)||Shamil Abdurakhimov||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov||December 9, 2016||4||3:42|
|Win||16–4 (1)||Roy Nelson||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez||July 7, 2016||3||5:00|
|Win||15–4 (1)||Gabriel Gonzaga||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos||April 10, 2016||1||4:48|
|Win||14–4 (1)||Damian Grabowski||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson||February 6, 2016||1||2:17|
|Win||13–4 (1)||Viktor Pešta||TKO (punches)||UFC 192||October 3, 2015||3||1:15|
|Loss||12–4 (1)||Shawn Jordan||TKO (hook kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson||June 6, 2015||2||0:48|
|Win||12–3 (1)||Ruan Potts||TKO (punches)||UFC 184||February 28, 2015||2||3:18|
|Loss||11–3 (1)||Matt Mitrione||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Mousasi||September 5, 2014||1||0:41|
|Win||11–2 (1)||Guto Inocente||KO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Finale||July 6, 2014||1||3:30|
|Win||10–2 (1)||Jack May||TKO (punches)||UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne||April 19, 2014||1||4:23|
|Win||9–2 (1)||Ricky Shivers||TKO (punches)||Legacy FC 18||March 1, 2013||3||4:22|
|Win||8–2 (1)||Jared Rosholt||KO (punches)||Legacy FC 13||August 17, 2012||2||4:41|
|Win||7–2 (1)||Justin Frazier||TKO (knee to the body and punches)||RFA 2||March 30, 2012||1||2:37|
|NC||6–2 (1)||Jeremiah Constant||NC (accidental strikes to back of Constant's head)||Fight To Win: Paramount Prize Fighting 2012||January 27, 2012||1||0:48|
|Win||6–2||Rakim Cleveland||TKO (punches)||Legacy FC 9||December 16, 2011||3||3:12|
|Win||5–2||Jay Peche||TKO (punches)||Immortal Kombat Fighting||September 3, 2011||1||0:46|
|Loss||4–2||Tony Johnson||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 46||June 25, 2011||3||5:00|
|Win||4–1||Taylor Herbert||TKO (punches)||International Xtreme Fight Association||February 26, 2011||1||2:14|
|Win||3–1||Rakim Cleveland||Submission (armbar)||Worldwide Gladiator||November 12, 2010||2||1:33|
|Win||2–1||Ryan Martinez||TKO (punches)||Fight to Win/King of Champions: Worlds Collide||July 24, 2010||2||1:03|
|Loss||1–1||Shawn Jordan||Decision (unanimous)||Cajun Fighting Championships: Full Force||June 25, 2010||3||5:00|
|Win||1–0||Nick Mitchell||TKO (punches)||Worldwide Gladiator||April 9, 2010||2||1:33|
Derrick Lewis' Most Popular Fights
Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane
Derrick Lewis fought Ciryl Gane at UFC 265 for the Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship. Lewis's lack of technical striking was visible in the fight as Gane used his advanced Muay Thai skills to attack Lewis from range and avoid any close-range exchanges inside the pocket.
Lewis was defensive throughout the fight and tried to get in range but failed every time. His body gave up from the 100-plus strikes punishment and, Lewis fell in the third round after a few clean long-range punches landed on his head.
This was the 8th loss of Lewis's career.
FAQs On Derrick Lewis
When did Derrick Lewis make his UFC debut?
Derrick Lewis made his UFC debut on UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne on April 19, 2014, against Jack May.
What is Derrick Lewis' most notable achievement in UFC?
Derrick Lewis holds the record for the most knockouts in the UFC Heavyweight division.
What is Derrick Lewis' nickname?
Derrick Lewis' nickname is "The Black Beast".
What is Derrick Lewis' record?
Derrick Lewis holds an MMA record is 26 wins, 10 losses, and 1 No-contest.
Last Updated On 26th January 2023