Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

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 25 victories in his 33 professional MMA outings. As of 2021, he sits at #2 in UFC heavyweight rankings.

Derrick Lewis: UFC Career

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'The Black Beast' started his UFC journey back in April 2014. He won his first match with a first-round T/KO victory over Jack May. Since then, he has shared the Octagon against some of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, including the likes of Daniel Cormier, Mark Hunt, and Junior dos Santos.

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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. He has beaten big names like Alexander Volkov, Curtis Blaydes, and the current UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 08: Derrick Lewis reacts after his knockout over Aleksei Oleinik of Russia in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 08, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

In his last fight was against Blaydes on February 20, 2021, Lewis claimed a spectacular second-round T/KO victory. Now, 'The Black Beast' will go up against Ciryl Gane at UFC 265 on August 7, 2021, for the vacant UFC interim heavyweight title.

Lewis holds a splendid UFC record of 16-5.

Derrick Lewis: Fighting Style

Lewis relies heavily on his striking to dominate his opponents. He carries tremendous power in his hands with 20 of his 25 wins coming via T/KO. However, in the recent past, Lewis has shown vast improvements in his ground game.

Derrick Lewis: Achievements

Lewis holds a stellar record of 25-7-0, 1NC (20 T/KO and 1 Submission) in his MMA career. He holds the record for most knockouts in UFC heavyweight history (12). 'The Black Beast' is also one of the two fighters alongside Stipe Miocic to hand a loss to the current UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in the UFC. He is also a former Legacy FC heavyweight champion of the world.

Derrick Lewis: Net Worth 2021

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lewis's net worth goes in the excess of $1.5 million. As of July 2021, he has estimated UFC career earnings of over $3,931,000, as per The Sports Daily. In his fight against Aleksei Oleinik in 2020, Lewis earned a whopping $315,000. His biggest fight purse ($530,000) came from his fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 230.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 08: (R-L) Derrick Lewis punches Aleksei Oleinik of Russia in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 08, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Derrick Lewis: Endorsements 2021

'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.

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NicknameThe Black Beast
Age36
CountryUnited States
Trains At4oz Fight Club
Height6'3"
Reach79"
Leg Reach43.5"
Weight/ Division260 lbs / Heavyweight
 MMA Record25-7-0, 1 NC
 Active Win Streak4
Wins by Stoppage (Submissions & KO/TKO)21 (20 T/KO & 1 Submission)
Estimated Net Worth$1.5 million
EndorsementsPopeyes Chicken
Marital StatusMarried
Wife NameApril Davis