Derrick Lewis is a true veteran of the sport. The former heavyweight title challenger has repeatedly proved why he is one of the greatest mixed martial artists of the modern era. The 36-year-old fighter has raked in 24 victories in his 34 professional outings inside the Octagon. As of 2021, he is ranked at #4 in UFC heavyweight rankings.
“The Black Beast” started his UFC journey back in April 2014. Since then, he has shared the Octagon against some of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, including the likes of Daniel Cormier, Junior dos Santos, and Mark Hunt.
Lewis’ legacy as one of the best to step inside the Octagon can be measured from the list of opponents that he has faced in his tenured career as a mixed martial artist. His notables wins include defeating fighters like Francis Ngannou and Alexander Volkov.
His last fight was against Aleksei Oleinik, where he won via technical knockout. He is scheduled to face Curtis Blaydes for UFC Fight Night 185 on February 20, 2021. He holds a record of 15-5 in his UFC career.
Lewis relies heavily on his striking to dominate his opponents. He carries huge power in his hands with 19 of his 24 wins coming via way off stoppage. However, in the recent past, Lewis has shown vast improvements in his ground game.
Lewis holds a stellar record of 24-7-0, 1NC in his MMA career. He holds the record for most knockouts in UFC heavyweight history. “The Black Beast” is also one of the two fighters alongside Stipe Miocic to hand a loss to Francis Ngannou inside the UFC. He is a former Legacy FC heavyweight champion of the world.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lewis’s net worth goes in the excess of $1.5 million.
‘The Black Beast’ signed an endorsement deal with Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen back at UFC 230. Since then, he has sponsored several brands. With over 1.8 million followers on Instagram, Lewis remains one of the most pivotal figures of the sport.
|Nickname||The Black Beast|
|Gym||Grind House Fitness|
|Weight/ Division||265 lbs (heavyweight)|
|MMA Record||24-7-0, 1 NC|
|Active Win Streak||3|
|Wins by Stoppage (Submissions & KO/TKO)||20 (19 T/KO & 1 Submission)|
|Estimated Net Worth||$1.5 million|