Derrick Lewis News

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...

May 24, 2017 8:32 am

Derrick Lewis blasts Francis Ngannou: “forget that African booty scratcher”

In a few short weeks, in the main event of the UFC’s upcoming trip to New Zealand, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis will face the biggest test of his career in MMA legend Mark Hunt. Should he pass this test, Lewis is likely to line himself up for a heavyweight number one contender fight, perhaps...

May 16, 2017 8:22 am

Derrick Lewis is planning for a quick finish against Mark Hunt

On June 12, the UFC will return to beautiful New Zealand with an exciting looking card. This card will be topped by a big main event, as MMA legend Mark Hunt collides with streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis. Hunt, of course, is a hometown hero in New Zealand and Australia. Lewis, then, will represent the visiting team,...

Apr 22, 2017 7:49 am

PHOTO | UFC New Zealand: Hunt vs Lewis gets awesome official poster

On June 11, the UFC will head to the South Pacific with UFC New Zealand. The card, which will go down inside Aukland’s Spark Arena, already has fans very excited. Much of the excitement surrounding this card can be attributed to its dynamite main event. This main event will pit brick-fisted heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt...

Mar 30, 2017 8:13 am

PHOTO | UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt gets massive chest tattoo

When Mark Hunt next steps into the Octagon, he’s going to look a little different than we’re used to. The fan favorite UFC heavyweight has plastered his chest with a massive – and may we say beautifully done – tattoo. This tattoo, which was done by Chris Mata’afa of Monarch Tattoo Studio in Australia, depicts a...

Mar 20, 2017 8:43 am

Derrick Lewis vs. Mark Hunt bout targeted as UFC Fight Night 110 headliner

Shortly after his come from behind, knockout defeat of Travis Browne, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis made a bold callout of brick-fisted heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt. It sounds as though he will get his wish. According to a report from MMAJunkie.com, a Lewis vs. Hunt bout is being targeted as the headliner for the UFC’s...

Mar 8, 2017 10:35 am

Derrick Lewis responds to Ben Rothwell’s USADA notification

Derrick Lewis is currently in the midst of a destructive charge through the UFC heavyweight division. The Texas-based big man’s last loss occurred in June of 2015, when he was put down by a second-round Shawn Jordan hook kick. Since then, he has rebounded with six-straight wins, just one of which has seen the judges...

Feb 28, 2017 5:49 am

Derrick Lewis discusses possible opponents for his next fight

Earlier this month, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, monstrous heavyweight Derrick Lewis braved a bit of early adversity to pound the dangerous Travis Browne to a second-round KO. With this win, the Texas based destroyer set himself up for some massive potential fights in the UFC heavyweight...

Feb 24, 2017 10:17 am

Derrick Lewis explains Mark Hunt callout

This past weekend, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis picked up arguably the biggest win of his professional career when he defeated Travis Browne via 2nd round TKO after weathering an early storm from ‘Hapa’. In the wake of the fight, Lewis has been looking for a fight with heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt, who is currently...

Feb 22, 2017 10:55 am

VIDEO | Derrick Lewis sidelined due to injury suffered in Travis Browne fight

Ask and you shall receive, Derrick Lewis. Following a stunning KO victory over Travis Browne in the main event of UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax, Canada over the weekend, “The Black Beast” told Brian Stann in the post-fight Octagon interview that he didn’t want to hear anything about fighting for the next few months....

Feb 22, 2017 8:12 am

Referee Mario Yamasaki on late Lewis vs. Browne stoppage: It’s hard to please everyone

Last weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Derrick Lewis scored a thunderous, second-round knockout over the ever-dangerous Travis Browne. With this win, which is arguably the biggest of his career, Lewis extended his win-streak to six, and established himself as a bona fide heavyweight contender. Unfortunately, Lewis’...

Feb 22, 2017 6:38 am

Derrick Lewis continues to troll Travis Browne and Ronda Rousey

Last Sunday, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Halifax, Derrick Lewis weathered an early bit of adversity to club Travis Browne into unconsciousness with a right hand and a series of ground strikes. In the wake of this thunderous win, Lewis criticized Browne for the allegations of domestic abuse that linger in...

Feb 20, 2017 8:46 am

Post-fight, Derrick Lewis continues to accuse Travis Browne of violence against women

Back in June 2015, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne’s ex-wife Jenna Renee Webb took to Instagram to share photos of her bruised body. She suggested these bruises were dealt by Browne, and shortly thereafter, announced that she was considering pressing charges against him. As a result of this grim development, the UFC temporarily shelved Browne, and barred...