VIDEO: Derrick Lewis Destroys Chris Daukaus in the Very First Round to Become the Undisputed Knockout King

Published 12/18/2021, 10:05 PM EST


UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis stands alone as the knockout king of the UFC after scoring yet another sensational KO victory. Lewis put a beating on Chris Daukaus, who was outmatched in nearly all departments at UFC Vegas 45’s main event.

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Lewis landed a flurry of strikes that Daukaus initially survived, however, he soon crumbled under the pressure after a second flurry.

Derrick Lewis is now the record holder of perhaps one of the most lucrative records in combat sports. Going into this fight, ‘The Black Beast’ was tied with Matt Brown for the most number of KOs at 12. However, with his recent demolition of Daukaus, Derrick Lewis is now the sole KO king with 13 knockouts in the UFC.

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‘The Black Beast’ put on a memorable display yet again and his fight against Chris Daukaus didn’t even make it out of round one. The end came at 3:36 of round one and has helped Lewis bounce back from his loss to Ciryl Gane. He managed to close out the year on a strong note after losing an opportunity at the interim strap.

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Lewis has now stopped three of his last four opponents via vicious KO and he seems to be getting into his rhythm. Not to mention, Lewis has maintained his ranking and is a constant threat to the fighters at the top. He will look to continue his momentum well into 2022 and possibly fight for the undisputed strap.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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