Derrick Lewis News

Feb 21, 2018 8:15 am

UFC begins hinting at Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis matchup

In the wake of Derrick Lewis’ latest thunderous knockout win, which came against a gritty Marcin Tybura, fans immediately began clamoring for a matchup between him and fellow knockout artist Francis Ngannou. From the looks of it, the UFC has been listening. On Tuesday evening, the promotion posted on its official Twitter account, asking fans...

Feb 20, 2018 9:40 am

VIDEO | Watch Derrick Lewis Get His New Cauliflower Ear Drained

I’m going to start working on my wrestling 🤼‍♂️ more and jujitsu A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on Feb 19, 2018 at 1:34pm PST Derrick Lewis had a lot of fans worried in the co-main event of UFC Austin on Sunday. It was clear he was walloping Marcin Tybura on the feet, but...

Feb 19, 2018 8:31 am

The MMA community reacts to Derrick Lewis’s thrilling defeat of Marcin Tybura

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s anticipated return to Austin, Texas, Derrick Lewis surged back into the heavyweight contendership picture with a thunderous third-round stoppage of Polish contender Marcin Tybura. That said, the Texan heavyweight was not without close calls, as Tybura had him in trouble on the mat on more than...

Feb 19, 2018 6:36 am

After big win in Austin, Derrick Lewis names three possible opponents for next fight

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s anticipated return to Austin, Texas, Derrick Lewis survived a few scares to author a thunderous third-round TKO win over Polish talent Marcin Tybura. With this win, Lewis rebounded from  tough, stoppage loss to heavyweight legend Mark Hunt, and reasserted himself as a top contender in the...

Feb 18, 2018 8:41 pm

UFC Fight Night Austin Results: Derrick Lewis TKO’s Marcin Tybura (Highlights)

UFC Fight Night Austin Results: Derrick Lewis TKO’s Marcin Tybura A heavyweight clash between perennial division contenders Derrick Lewis and Marcin Tybura served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night card in Austin, Texas. Round one begins and Derrick Lewis throws a low kick to start. He shoots in while Tybura is attempting...

Feb 14, 2018 2:54 pm

Derrick Lewis Wants $500K to Gas Out like Francis Ngannou

From steroid allegations to body shaming, Derrick Lewis has been all over Francis Ngannou after he came up short in his fight against Stipe Miocic. He was already criticizing the fighter, but this only intensified after Lewis found out Ngannou’s pay in the main event title fight at UC 220. If Lewis is able to...

Feb 6, 2018 3:21 pm

Derrick Lewis Body Shames ‘Too Much Muscle’ Francis Ngannou

The Black Beast Derrick Lewis is set to return against Marcin Tybura at UFC Austin, but he’s still on a mission to flame Francis Ngannou and his muscles. Ngannou had his biggest test ever in his short career and came up short in an exhausting performance against Stipe Miocic. Even though he loss, he’s one...

Jan 31, 2018 9:25 am

VIDEO | Derrick Lewis is driven to tears by his friend’s music choice

HELP ME‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/ENg7hlltS9 — Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) January 31, 2018 Derrick Lewis is one of the funniest fighters on the UFC roster. The heavyweight knockout artist’s social media posts and post-fight interviews are definite favorites among the fans, and his latest video post on Twitter keeps that trend alive. In this video post, Lewis can...

Jan 31, 2018 9:21 am

VIDEO | Derrick Lewis Wants to See Francis Ngannou’s Birth Certificate

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Derrick Lewis, better known as The Black Beast. He’s coming back in action at UFC Austin on February 18th to fight Marcin Tybura, but he’s got his eyes on another fighter. Francis Ngannou is taking some time off after coming up short against Stipe Miocic, but whenever he comes...

Dec 20, 2017 10:58 am

If he beats Marcin Tybura, Derrick Lewis hopes to take out Francis Ngannou

Derrick Lewis, the UFC’s sixth-ranked heavyweight, is currently scheduled for a stark test, as he’s expected to take on Marcin Tybura when the UFC touches down in Austin, Texas this February 18. While this fight is currently at the forefront of Lewis’ mind, he’s hoping a big win over Marcin Tybura will set him up...

Nov 30, 2017 5:00 pm

Derrick Lewis, Marcin Tybura to Meet at UFC Fight Night 126

  A battle between two heavyweights on virtually equal footing has been reported for UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin, Texas. As reported by MMAJunkie, the fight is targeted for February 18th and joins Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno as the only other fight reported thus far. Lewis will return from his first loss since June...

Nov 22, 2017 4:33 pm

Curtis Blaydes Calls Out Derrick Lewis For the Fans

UFC 218 goes down in just two weeks and the co-headliner is a monster mash between Alistair Overeen and Francis Ngannou. For the longest time, Derrick Lewis looked to be on a collision course with Ngannou, but an injury forced him to pull out of his latest fight with Fabricio Werdum. For now the match-up...

Oct 17, 2017 10:53 am

Wrestling Legend Diamond Dallas Page Offers to Help Derrick Lewis With His Back

Fans were gutted with Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis pulled out of his UFC 216 fight with Fabricio Werdum at the last minute. Referencing the same chronic back issue that he complained about in the Mark Hunt fight, Lewis said he could barely move and had slight paralyzation in his thighs. Speaking to Ariel Helwani yesterday...

Oct 16, 2017 12:21 pm

Derrick Lewis didn’t get paid after last-minute UFC 216 injury withdrawal

The most recent UFC pay-per-view on the calendar was UFC 216, which went down on October 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. While the card ultimately went down as a very fun one, it was unfortunately rattled by a last minute loss to its main card, as heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis was forced out of his...

Oct 7, 2017 3:59 pm

Derrick Lewis explains why he pulled out of UFC 216 fight with Fabricio Werdum

UFC heavyweight standout Derrick Lewis was forced to pull out of his highly anticipated fight with Fabricio Werdum just minutes prior to tonight’s UFC 216 event in Las Vegas. “The Black Beast” apparently aggravated a previous back injury and is not barely able to move. Lewis sent the following text message to Ariel Helwani detailing...

Oct 7, 2017 3:40 pm

Breaking! UFC 216’s Fabricio Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis has been cancelled!

A key heavyweight fight between former champ Fabricio Werdum and Derrick Lewis has been removed from tonight’s UFC 216 event in Las Vegas. According to a report from MMAJunkie’s John Morgan, the Werdum vs. Lewis fight was cancelled after “The Black Beast” aggravated an injury to his back. The heavyweight fight was expected to take...

Oct 5, 2017 7:36 am

Derrick Lewis breaks down game plan for Fabricio Werdum at UFC 216

This weekend, on the main card of the anticipated UFC 216 card in Las Vegas, fan favorite heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis will take on perhaps the biggest test of his career in former heavyweight king Fabricio Werdum. When the cage door closes, Lewis is going to have his hands full, as Werdum is perhaps the...

Oct 3, 2017 9:41 am

Fabricio Werdum ‘Has to Pay’ For Making Derrick Lewis Miss the McRib

Derrick Lewis has always had a love/hate relationship with training. His relationship with ribs on the other hand, has always been solid. The Black Beast has the biggest fight of his life coming up this weekend against dangerous heavyweight Fabricio Werdum. The perils aren’t lost on Lewis, who finally decided to change his diet leading...

Aug 30, 2017 2:17 pm

VIDEO | Derrick Lewis Featured on SportsCenter After Saving Flooding Victims

> Derrick Lewis isn’t called The Black Beast for nothing. Ever since UFC 192, he tore through the heavyweight division and even beat the likes of Roy Nelson and Travis Browne, before eventually losing to Mark Hunt. His next fight will be a high-profile bout against Fabricio Werdum, but it’s not the fight that everyone...

Aug 17, 2017 12:20 pm

Fabricio Werdum being targeted for a return at UFC 216

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is reportedly making an October return to the Octagon at UFC 216. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani tweeted on Thursday that the UFC was targeting Werdum, the current #2 UFC ranked heavyweight, to take on #7 ranked heavyweight Derrick Lewis on October 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,...

Jul 9, 2017 6:41 pm

Derrick Lewis rips Travis Browne after UFC 213 loss

Derrick Lewis rips Travis Browne after UFC 213 loss UFC heavyweight Travis Browne (18-7-1 MMA) suffered his fourth straight loss at last night’s UFC 213 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. After a successful first-round, “Hapa” was eventually submitted by his opponent Oleksiy Oliynyk via rear-naked choke late in round two. One day after suffering his...

Jun 27, 2017 5:52 am

Derrick Lewis decides against retirement, calls out opponent for return

Shortly after his UFC Fight Night 110 TKO loss to Mark Hunt, heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis surprised the MMA community by announcing that he may have fought his last fight in MMA. On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, however, Lewis confirmed that he will probably fight again – and soon. “We’re just hoping that...

Jun 12, 2017 5:49 am

Derrick Lewis blasts Travis Browne and Francis Ngannou for recent trash talk

Over the weekend, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis stepped onto the canvas with veritable MMA legend Mark Hunt. Lewis sought to extend his win-streak to a whopping seven-straight, and maybe, earn himself a shot at UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic. Regrettably for Lewis and his fans, Hunt proved to be too much. As Lewis faded...

Jun 11, 2017 6:44 am

Derrick Lewis says that Mark Hunt bout is “probably my last fight”

Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to New Zealand, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis lumbered onto the canvas with a titan of the division in MMA legend Mark Hunt. Though Lewis was able to land some big punches in the second frame, this fight was almost all Hunt, who battered...

Jun 11, 2017 6:30 am

Pros react to Mark Hunt’s TKO defeat of Derrick Lewis, Lewis’ possible retirement

Last night, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 110, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis stepped into the cage with a verifiable MMA legend in Mark Hunt. Lewis’ goal was to extend his win-streak to a division-best seven-straight, and just maybe, earn himself the next crack at UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic. Regrettably for...

Jun 11, 2017 6:14 am

Travis Browne roasts Derrick Lewis after his loss to Mark Hunt, challenges him to rematch

Last night, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 110, streaking American heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis stepped onto the canvas with a bona fide MMA legend in Mark Hunt. Lewis’ goal was to extend his win-streak to a division-best seven-straight, and just maybe, earn himself the next crack at the UFC heavyweight title. Regrettably...