‘It’s a Draw’- Derrick Lewis Trolls Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov After UFC Fight Night

Published 02/07/2021, 6:30 AM EST


Derrick Lewis took to Twitter yet again to provide another hilarious moment and added to his ever-increasing collection of humorous instances. ‘The Black Beast’ kept a close eye on the important main event clash at UFC Fight Night 184 in his division between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov.

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Volkov demolished ‘The Demolition Man’ with a spectacular walk-off knockout. But somehow, Lewis managed to score the fight a draw. Of course, it was just a troll on Lewis’s part. He was just enjoying the fight and the aftermath with the fans.

It’s a draw @ufc

— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) February 7, 2021

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There is no doubt that Overeem is past his prime. He certainly looked sluggish, and his dreams of fighting for the UFC gold now looks far-fetched. On the flip side, Volkov has set himself up for a showdown against a top contender with his sensational win.

‘Drago’ has now moved on to 7-2 in the promotion. He is currently on a 2-fight win streak after dropping a decision to Curtis Blaydes last year. ‘The Black Beast‘ has been the other man to hand the Russian a defeat in the organization as he knocked out Volkov in dramatic fashion at UFC 229. After the bout, he provided a golden post-fight interview moment.

This was the 4th time Volkov headlined a UFC fight card in his nine-fight stretch. He has added some legends of the heavyweight division to his victims’ list already.

Derrick Lewis fights Curtis Blaydes next

Lewis is currently on a 3-fight winning streak. He knocked out Aleksei Oleinik in a spectacular manner in his last outing in 2020. The knockout artist will have a stern test in his hands as he faces decorated wrestler Curtis ‘Razor‘ Blaydes in the next Fight Night card on February 20th.

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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)

The heavyweight duo will clash in a 5-round main event. Wrestling is not something Lewis flourishes upon. So, it’s not tough to guess what game plan will Blaydes rely on in the fight.

But, it only takes one shot for Lewis to put his opponent to sleep. Volkov certainly knows that first hand and ‘Razor’ Blaydes will have to be careful of the same.

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Can Lewis deliver yet another memorable tweet/post-fight interview in two weeks’ time?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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