Fighting out of Houston, Texas, Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis, 33, has just earned his 11th victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On July 7, 2018 at “UFC 226,” he outperformed Francis “Predator” Ngannou, 31, who is fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada.
“UFC 226” took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It marked Lewis’s 14 bout in the UFC.
Lewis and Ngannou battled it out in the heavyweight division at “UFC 226.” It was the 10th bout of the evening.
After three five-minute rounds, the heavyweight bout between Lewis and Ngannou was left to the hand of the judges. In the end, the referee raised the hand of the contender from Texas as the winner via unanimous decision.
The victory at “UFC 226” improved Lewis’s professional mixed martial arts to 20 wins and 5 losses.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lewis was often involved in street fighting when he was young. His family eventually moved to Houston and started his combat sports training in boxing.
As an MMA fighter, Lewis has been competing since 2010. He made his UFC debut in 2014.
The first six UFC wins of Lewis were all via knockout. He knocked out Jack May at “UFC on Fox 11” on April 19, 2014, Carlos Augusto Inocente Filho at “The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale” on July 6, 2015, Ruan Potts at “UFC 184” on February 28, 2015, Viktor Pesta at “UFC 192” on October 3, 2015, Damian Grabowski at “UFC Fight Night 82” on February 6, 2016 and Gabriel Gonzaga at “UFC Fight Night 86” on April 10, 2016.
The only Lewis’s only UFC win via split decision was the one against Roy Nelson at “UFC Fight Night 90” on July 7, 2016. Between “UFC Fight Night 90” and “UFC 226,” the Texan MMA fighter went on to have three more knockout victories.