Every Stats You Need To Know About UFC Heavyweight Derrick Lewis: Height, Weight, Reach, Record and More

Published 07/20/2021, 1:19 PM EDT


Derrick Lewis will headline the UFC 265 card alongside with Ciryl Gane in an interim heavyweight title fight. The winner is expected to face the current Champion Francis Ngannou in a unification bout. This is the second time Lewis will fight a five round UFC title fight whereas Gane will enter his first.

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Ciryl Gane is an undefeated MMA fighter who will probably face the toughest challenge of his life against Derrick Lewis. Derrick Lewis is also known as the ‘The Black Beast’ and has earned his moniker for all the right reasons. He is one of the scariest men in the division with twelve T/KO finishes, which is the most in terms of all time UFC knockouts alongside Matt Brown.

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‘The Black Beast’ is a true Heavyweight as he always looks the bigger man even while competing in the Heavyweight division.

So how big is ‘The Black Beast’ and what are his physical stats?

Physical stats and records of Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis weighs 260 lbs, which is only 5lbs below the heavyweight championship weight limit. Most Heavyweight’s avoid weighing near 260 lbs as they prefer 240-250 lbs but ‘The Black Beast’ enjoys being the heavier fighter.

Height, Reach and Stance

‘The Black Beat’ is 6’3’’ tall, which is generally the average heavyweight height and has a 79’’ reach. He uses an orthodox stance with his left foot in front of the right foot. Lewis keeps his left side closer to the opponent to load up power shots from his dominant right side. This helps him generate one punch knockout power.

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Fighting record, Knockouts and Submissions

The Black Beast’ has a total of twenty-five victories and seven defeats on his fighting resume. With twenty finishes via T/KO and four by submission stoppage. This means if Derrick Lewis wins, there are 96% chances that the fight won’t cross the distance. This particular stat makes him a must see combatant. Now Lewis is 36 years old, but he started his professional journey back on April 9, 2010, when he was only 25.

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Table of physical stats for Derrick Lewis 

Age36
Reach79’’
Weight260 lbs
Height6’3’’
Record25-7
TeamGrid House Fitness
StanceOrthodox

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Saurabh Singh

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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