Derrick Lewis
The Black Beast
18 - 5 - 0
USA
City
New Orleans
Promotion
Weight
260
Height
6'3"
Wins
18
Losses
5
Draws
0
  • KO/TKO
    18/16
    89%
  • Submissions
    18/1
    6%
  • Decisions
    18/1
    6%

TRAINING: Every day is training for me – mind, body and spirit.

When and why did you start training for fighting? A friend invited me to his gym because he knew I loved to fight, and I felt like it was an easy way to make money.

What ranks and titles have you held? I’ve held three titles, including the Legacy Fighting Championship Heavyweight Champion.

Do you have any heroes? My grandfather

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? If I can make it, anyone can make it if they believe in themselves.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Killgore College for one year.

What was your job before you started fighting? AAA tow truck driver

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar

Favorite striking technique: Head kick

Career

• Has won 12 of last 14 and six in a row

• Owns 2012 knockout win over Jared Rosholt

• Pro since 2010

• 16 wins by KO, one by submission (armbar)

• Seven first-round finishes

Fight History – Pro

Result Fighter Event Method/Referee R Time
loss Mark Hunt UFC Fight Night 110 – Hunt vs. Lewis
Jun / 10 / 2017
TKO (Punches)
Marc Goddard
4 3:51
win Travis Browne UFC Fight Night 105 – Lewis vs. Browne
Feb / 19 / 2017
KO (Punches)
Mario Yamasaki
2 3:12
win Shamil Abdurakhimov UFC Fight Night 102 – Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov
Dec / 09 / 2016
TKO (Punches)
Dan Miragliotta
4 3:42
win Roy Nelson UFC Fight Night 90 – Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez
Jul / 07 / 2016
Decision (Split)
John McCarthy
3 5:00
win Gabriel Gonzaga UFC Fight Night 86 – Rothwell vs. Dos Santos
Apr / 10 / 2016
KO (Punches)
Marc Goddard
1 4:48
win Damian Grabowski UFC Fight Night 82 – Hendricks vs. Thompson
Feb / 06 / 2016
TKO (Punches)
Mark Smith
1 2:17
win Viktor Pesta UFC 192 – Cormier vs. Gustafsson
Oct / 03 / 2015
TKO (Punches)
Kerry Hatley
3 1:15
loss Shawn Jordan UFC Fight Night 68 – Boetsch vs. Henderson
Jun / 06 / 2015
TKO (Hook Kick and Punches)
Gabe Barahona
2 0:48
win Ruan Potts UFC 184 – Rousey vs. Zingano
Feb / 28 / 2015
TKO (Punches)
Jerin Valel
2 3:18
loss Matt Mitrione UFC Fight Night 50 – Jacare vs. Mousasi 2
Sep / 05 / 2014
KO (Punches)
Mario Yamasaki
1 0:41
win Carlos Augusto Inocente Filho UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
Jul / 06 / 2014
KO (Punches)
Herb Dean
1 3:30
win Jack May UFC on Fox 11 – Werdum vs. Browne
Apr / 19 / 2014
TKO (Punches)
John McCarthy
1 4:23
win Ricky Shivers LFC 18 – Legacy Fighting Championship 18
Mar / 01 / 2013
TKO (Punches)
Jacob Montalvo
3 4:22
win Jared Rosholt LFC 13 – Legacy Fighting Championship 13
Aug / 17 / 2012
KO (Punches)
Don Turnage
2 4:41
win Justin Frazier RFA 2 – Yvel vs. Alexander
Mar / 30 / 2012
TKO (Knee to the Body and Punches)
Herb Dean
1 2:37
NC Jeremiah Constant FTW – Paramount Prize Fighting 2012
Jan / 27 / 2012
NC (Accidental Strikes to Back of Constant’s Head)
Adam Martinez
1 0:48
win Rakim Cleveland LFC 9 – Legacy Fighting Championship 9
Dec / 16 / 2011
TKO (Punches)
Patrick Patlin
3 3:12
win Jay Peche IMKF – Immortal Kombat Fighting
Sep / 03 / 2011
TKO (Punches)
Kevin Hancock
1 0:46
loss Tony Johnson BFC – Bellator Fighting Championships 46
Jun / 25 / 2011
Decision (Unanimous)
Jorge Alonso
3 5:00
win Taylor Herbert IXFA – International Xtreme Fight Association
Feb / 26 / 2011
TKO (Punches)
Jacob Montalvo
1 2:14
win Rakim Cleveland WG – Worldwide Gladiator
Nov / 12 / 2010
Submission (Armbar)
Gregorio Alvarez
2 1:33
win Ryan Martinez FTW / KOC – Worlds Collide
Jul / 24 / 2010
TKO (Punches)
Eric Heinz
2 1:03
loss Shawn Jordan Cajun Fighting Championships – Full Force
Jun / 25 / 2010
Decision (Unanimous)
N/A
3 5:00
win Nick Mitchell WG – Worldwide Gladiator
Apr / 09 / 2010
TKO (Punches)
Kevin Hancock
2 1:33

 

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