Derrick Lewis says he is returning to the cage at UFC Manila

August 14, 2016 11:37 am by Chris Taylor

Derrick Lewis (16-4 MMA) was hoping to get a fight against former champ Fabricio Werdum at next month’s UFC 203 event, this after Ben Rothwell was forced to withdraw from the cards scheduled co-main event with an injury.

Unfortunately for “The Black Beast”, UFC officials opted to give Travis Browne the opportunity to rematch Werdum in the co-headliner of UFC 203 in Cleveland.

However, according to Lewis the UFC has already found him his next opponent, as he posted to Instagram that he will be fighting Marcin Tybura (14-2 MMA) at October’s UFC Fight Night event in Manila, Philippines.

“The Black Beast” is currently riding a four-fight win streak, with 3 of those 4 victories coming by form of knockout. Lewis’ most recent effort came at last month’s UFC Fight Night 90 event in Las Vegas, where he scored a split-decision victory over Roy Nelson.

Meanwhile, Marcin Tybura just fought at UFC Fight Night 92 where he earned a head-kick knockout victory over Viktor Pesta.

Who do you have winning this heavyweight contest? Sound off PENN Nation!


Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.