"The Black Beast"


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Heavyweight
Height: 6' 3"
Reach: 79"
Leg reach: 43.50
Weight: 260 lbs.
Team: Silverback Fight Club (formerly)
Nationality: New Orleans, United States
Residence: Cypress, Texas, United States
Out of: Houston, Texas, United States
Age: 39


Recent win streak: 4
Wins by KO: 21
Wins by submission: 1
Wins by decision: 4



Significant Strikes Attempted: 1219
Significant Strikes Landed: 617


Takedowns Attempted: 34
Takedowns Landed: 5


Derrick Lewis is a professional UFC fighter who currently competes in the Heavyweight division. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 7th, 1985 and has been actively competing since 2010. Lewis competed during his amateur years in local tournaments throughout Louisiana before joining the Cage Fury Fighting Championships promotion in 2011. He quickly gained attention after winning his first four professional bouts.

In 2012, Lewis signed with Strikeforce and made his official pro debut at their event “Strikeforce Challengers 17” against Nick Rossborough where he won by knockout just one minute into the first round. During this time he earned a record of 3-2 while fighting under Strikeforce before they were purchased by Zuffa LLC (parent company of UFC). Following that purchase, all fighters were brought over to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) which gave Derrick an incredible opportunity for him to compete alongside some of the best MMA fighters in the world.

Since joining UFC, Derrick has continued to gain recognition within MMA circles as one of its most powerful strikers due to his devastating punching power combined with his great size and strength being 6’3″ tall weighing around 250lbs or so; making him one of UFC’s tallest heavyweights . As expected from such a large athlete he is well known for having ended many fights via KO/TKO victories due to these powerful strikes which have earned him multiple post-fight bonuses from UFC itself along with numerous performance awards including ‘Performance Of The Night’ honors on two separate occasions during 2016 alone showcasing how impressive he truly can be when stepping inside that octagon cage! Aside from setting records within MMA circles however Derrick also holds another distinction – being only 1 out 5 athletes ever inducted into the Guinness World Records book for “Most consecutive knockouts” as part 6 wins came by way KO/TKO without rest between them which further highlights just how deadly this man can be when given an opponent inside that Octagon Cage!

Currently Derrick holds an outstanding 15-3 record within UFC while accumulating 18 wins and 5 losses overall including various performance awards & post-fights bonuses indicative of both skill and dominance over opponents inside those eight walls proving why he continues to remain competitive despite being active since 2010! While there are many aspects about Derrick’s career worth noting what stands out most perhaps is not only does this man continue seeking victory but also pushes himself beyond normal boundaries every time fight day arrives; something surely amazing respect too as we await what else new heights will come next from “The Black Beast!”

Fight History

Rodrigo Nascimento
Derrick Lewis: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 3 @ 0:49
Sat. May 11, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Nascimento
Jailton Almeida
Derrick Lewis: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. Nov 04, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Lewis
Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Derrick Lewis: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 0:33
Sat. Jul 29, 2023
UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2
Serghei Spivac
Derrick Lewis: Defeated
by in Round @ 3:05
Sat. Feb 04, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivac
Sergei Pavlovich
Derrick Lewis: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 0:55
Sat. Jul 30, 2022
UFC 277: Pena vs. Nunes 2
Tai Tuivasa
Derrick Lewis: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 1:40
Sat. Feb 12, 2022
UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2
Chris Daukaus
Derrick Lewis: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 3:36
Sat. Dec 18, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus
Ciryl Gane
Derrick Lewis: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 3 @ 4:11
Sat. Aug 07, 2021
UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane
Curtis Blaydes
Derrick Lewis: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Feb 20, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis
Aleksei Oleinik
Derrick Lewis: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Aug 08, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik


What Is Derrick Lewis' Record?
Derrick Lewis has a record of 27 wins, 12 losses, and 1 no contest.

Who Is Derrick Lewis' Wife?
Derrick Lewis' wife is April Davis Lewis.

Who Will Derrick Lewis Fight Next?
Derrick Lewis is scheduled to fight against the UFC's No. 9 ranked heavyweight contender, Jailton Almeida, at UFC Fight Night 231 on November 4, 2023.

Who Was Derrick Lewis' Last Opponent In His Most Recent Fight?
Derrick Lewis' last opponent in his most recent fight was Jailton Almeida.

What Is Derrick Lewis' Instagram Account?
Derrick Lewis' Instagram account is @dqlewis.

Who Won The Match Between Derrick Lewis And Francis Ngannou?
Derrick Lewis won the match against Francis Ngannou at UFC 226.

Did Derrick Lewis Perform A Flying Knee?
Yes, Derrick Lewis performed a flying knee on October 31, 2023.

Who Did Derrick Lewis Fight?
Derrick Lewis has fought numerous opponents in his MMA career, including fighters like Alexander Volkov, Francis Ngannou, and Daniel Cormier, among others.

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