Derrick Lewis made his UFC debut in April of 2014 vs Jack May and has continued to dazzle crowds for 6 years now. Lewis won his last fight in Feb 2020 beating Ilir Latif.
Lewis (23-7) is on a two-match winning streak since his last loss in March 2019 where he suffered a knockout at the hands of Junior dos Santos.
He has only had one fight this year, almost 6 months ago, and will be looking to make it a hat-trick of wins. The “Black Beast” has a great submission game and will be looking to bring his A-game on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 174.
Derrick Lewis Next Fight
The American fighter will be back in action in Las Vegas on Sunday against Aleksei Oleinik who will be looking for his 60th win. The Russian has 48 submission victories and will be a monumental challenge for Lewis.
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Where is Derrick Lewis from?
Derrick Lewis hails from Houston Texas and was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Derrick Lewis Height
The “Black Beast” stands at 6ft 3in (191 cm) and is a part of the Heavyweight division.
How old is Derrick Lewis?
The American has been on the professional circuit since 2010 and is now aged 35 years.
Derrick Lewis MMA Record
He made his debut as an amateur against Jay Ross at LSAMMA in 2009. After turning professional a year later, he had a 4-1 record before joining Bellator Fighting Championship.
He remained unbeaten (6-0) while defending the LegacyFC Heavyweight Championship, before finally signing a contract with UFC.
Since joining the UFC in 2014, he holds a 23-7 record with incredible TKOs while also being beaten by the likes of Daniel Cormier and Mark Hunt.
Derrick Lewis Net Worth
Lewis has earned an estimate of $3.85 million according to sportekz and made $500,000 in his loss to Daniel Cormier in 2018. He has a guaranteed purse of $140,000 from the fight earlier this year versus Ilir Latif.
Lewis on Social Media and personal life
The Texas man boasts a following of 1.8 million and also is an active user on Twitter. He also has established his Youtube Channel called Houston_beast. Lewis has risen in the rankings of the Heavyweight division and has resulted in a huge fan following all across the world.
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He married his long time girlfriend, April Davis in Hawaii in 2017. They now have two sons and a daughter.
Lewis has praised his wife stating that she played an important role in his success in UFC and continues to support her husband in his career.
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