What Happened To Derrick Lewis?

Derrick James Lewis is a professional mixed martial artist. He has made a record for the most knockouts in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). His MMA journey began in the year 2009, he became a professional MMA fighter in the year 2010. He then, signed with Bellator Fighting Championships, and later joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

At UFC Fight Night 215, all the fans were excited to see Derrick Lewis compete against Sergey Spivak but were disappointed as the match got canceled. All the fans wanted to know the reason behind the cancellation of the match by the Ultimate Fighting Championship officials. If you want to know the reason behind the cancelation of the match that was scheduled on November 19, 2022, then keep reading.

What Happened To Derrick Lewis?

What Happened To Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis after facing back-to-back two losses by Tai Tuivasa and Ciryl Gane was all ready to get back into the winner’s column but that wasn’t possible. His fight with Sergey Spivak which was scheduled on November 19, 2022, was officially canceled due to some medical issue that Lewis was facing. No official confirmations are made yet about the fight being rescheduled. The fans are really hoping to see Derrick fight again.

Brendan Fitzgerald, before the sixth fight, announced the cancelation of the fight. It is only known that the illness Derrick is facing is neither covid nor any weight-cutting illness. Serger Spivak did not get any replacement fight resulting in him not being to compete on the card. After getting discharged from the hospital, Lewis wanted to compete again in the championship. But he was removed by the UFC officials.

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Derrick Lewis’s Personal Life

Derrick James Lewis was born on February 7, 1985, in Louisiana in the United States. He is now 37 years old. He is popularly known as The Black Beast and currently lives in Cypress, Texas, in the United States. Derrick Lewis has seven siblings and he is the second oldest raised by a single mother.  He started learning boxing at the age of 17. Lewis was often seen fighting in the streets. Derrick has also been sentenced to five years in prison for violating his probation. His probation was placed after he was charged with aggravated assault.

Derrick was in a relationship for a long, and married his girlfriend on June 17, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The couple has two sons and a daughter. Derrick hasn’t shared much information about his personal life and lives a private life away from media interference.

Derrick has an Instagram account with 2.2 million followers. His Instagram handle is @thebeastufc. His Instagram posts are mostly funny videos and videos related to his professional life.

Derrick Lewis’s Career

Derrick Lewis

After his release from jail, he was introduced to mixed martial arts by his friend and he started his journey in the same in the year 2009. From an amateur fighter, he soon turned into a professional mixed martial arts fighter in the year 2010 with an amazing record of 4-1. He then signed with Bellator Fighting Championship and was known for most notably winning and defending the Legacy FC Heavyweight Championship. Later, he got signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Derrick is in the classic heavyweight category in the MMA. His move of shrugging off the wrestling offense of the opponents when he is in the bottom position and simply standing up is commended by all his fans and the commentators. In his 37 matches, he has won 26 of them and lost in 10. He has won 26 times- 21 times by knockout, 1 time by submission, and 4 times by decision. Lewis lost 10 times- 7 times by knockout, 1 time by submission, 1 time with no contest, and 2 times by decision. Derrick Lewis lost in his last two matches which were on July 30, 2022, and February 12, 2022.

He was in the Silverback Fight Club and is currently in the 4oz Fight Club. Derrick is ranked as a Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the guidance of Joe Murphy. He has set many records like Most knockouts in the UFC Heavyweight history and UFC history. He has won the Performance of the Night four times, the Legacy FC Heavyweight Championship, the 2018 Comeback of the Year by MMADNA.nl and MMAJunkie.com, and Fight of the Night three times. Lewis is ranked 7 in the UFC heavyweight rankings as per the list of August 1, 2022. 

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