Derrick Krantz’s Long, Strange Trip To The UFC

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Derrick Lewis vs. Blagoy Ivanov in the works for UFC 244

Derrick Lewis (pictured) is in talks to fight Blagoy Ivanov in a heavyweight bout at UFC 244 in New York City on Nov. 2 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting “The Black Beast” could soon be making his return to “The Big Apple.” MMA Fighting confirmed with multiple sources that a heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis […]

Derrick Lewis-Blagoy Ivanov Heavyweight Clash Nearly Finalized for UFC 244 in New York

A heavyweight showdown between Derrick Lewis and Blagoy Ivanov is nearly finalized for UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden. View full post on Recent News on

Derrick Krantz Predicts Second-Round Finish of Vicente Luque at UFC Rochester

Derrick “D-Rock” Krantz is stepping in on less than one week’s notice to fight Vicente “The Silent Assassin” Luque at UFC Rochester but is still confident that he’ll prove victorious this Saturday. View full post on Recent News on

Watch Derrick Krantz go all in on convincing Dana White that he belongs in the UFC

Derrick Krantz is stepping in on five days’ notice to make his UFC debut against Vicente Luque on Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 10 in Rochester, N.Y. We now know how Krantz, a nearly 11-year professional MMA fighter, was even considered for this opportunity in the first place. On March 29, Krantz knocked out Justin […]

LFA’s Derrick Krantz steps in on short notice to fight Vicente Luque at UFC Rochester

Derrick Krantz is getting his UFC opportunity. A standout in the Legacy Fighting Alliance promotion, Krantz has signed on to replace Neil Magny in a welterweight bout opposite Vicente Luque scheduled to take place this Saturday at UFC Rochester. The 31-year-old Krantz announced his UFC signing via an Instagram post from his Longview MMA/Team 515 […]

Derrick Krantz Steps in to Face Vicente Luque in New UFC Rochester Co-Headliner

It looks like Derrick Krantz will bypass Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in favor of a short-notice Ultimate Fighting Championship debut. View full post on Recent News on

UFC on ESPN+ 10: Derrick Krantz in for Neil Magny vs. Vicente Luque

Vicente Luque has a new opponent for Saturday night’s UFC Rochester event. Neil Magny withdrew from the scheduled welterweight co-main event on Monday, then Tuesday, he revealed he had to drop out due to a potential USADA violation. Now, Luque will square off against a longtime regional competitor eager to make a big first impression. […]

LFA Star Derrick Krantz To Appear On Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series This Summer

It turns out Derrick Krantz couldn’t have picked a better moment to notch the most impressive finish of his career, and it paid dividends within minutes. View full post on Recent News on

LFA 63 video highlights: Brutal finish earns Derrick Krantz an invitation from Dana White

LFA 63 took place Friday at Bell County Expo Center in Belton, Texas, and aired on AXS TV. In the main event, Derrick Krantz (24-10) picked up a brutal first-round finish of Justin Patterson (11-5), and the performance was impressive enough to earn “D-Rock” an invitation to compete on an upcoming Dana White’s Contender Series […]

Derrick Krantz Delivers Brutal KO of Justin Patterson at LFA 63

The LFA’s top-rated welterweight contender made sure he remained in title contention and he did it in spectacular fashion. View full post on Recent News on

Derrick Lewis gives thumbs up after surgery for torn ACL

Gallery Junior Dos Santos def. Derrick Lewis at UFC Wichita: Best photos Derrick Lewis is out of surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and the initial indication from the fighter is things went well. “Surgery went good,” Lewis today posted on Twitter. “It’s crazy I can still stand up. #GodIsGood.” Surgery went good. […]

Former UFC Heavyweight Title Challenger Derrick Lewis to Undergo Surgery for Torn ACL

Four years after initially tearing the ACL in his left knee, Derrick Lewis will undergo surgery to repair the injury. View full post on Recent News on

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Derrick Lewis following UFC on ESPN+ 4 loss?

(Also see: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Junior Dos Santos and UFC on ESPN+ 4’s other key winners?) Derrick Lewis is on the first two-fight skid of his career after falling short to former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos on Saturday in the UFC on ESPN+ 4 headliner. After failing to capture the […]

Revitalized Junior dos Santos Bounces Derrick Lewis in UFC Fight Night 146 Headliner

Junior dos Santos stops Derrick Lewis with second-round punches in UFC Fight Night 146 main event. View full post on Recent News on

Twitter reacts to Junior Dos Santos’ TKO of Derrick Lewis at UFC Wichita

Former UFC champ Junior Dos Santos is on the first three-fight winning streak since he began his octagon career after beating Derrick Lewis in the UFC on ESPN+ 4 headliner. Dos Santos (21-5 MMA, 15-4 UFC) extended his winning streak on Saturday when he scored a second-round TKO victory over dangerous heavyweight knockout specialist Lewis […]

As he makes his return, Derrick Lewis doesn’t have any regrets about whirlwind title shot at UFC 230

Derrick Lewis may have gotten his title shot against Daniel Cormier under less-than-perfect circumstances, but his life has changed for the better since UFC 230. Not only did he secure a lifetime membership with Popeye’s Chicken and get a fat check to go with it, he got to co-star in an episode of CW’s Black […]

Derrick Lewis def. Justin Frazier at RFA 2: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Derrick Lewis’ knockout win over Justin Frazier at RFA 2 at Viaero Event Center in Kearney, Neb., on March 30, 2012. (Photos courtesy of RFA) View full post on MMA Junkie

Conditioning is Derrick Lewis’ only concern facing ex-UFC champ Junior Dos Santos

WITCHITA, Kan. – Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos has destroyed many an opponent with his fists. But the Brazilian’s best feature is his conditioning, according to Derrick Lewis. Lewis (21-6 MMA, 12-4 UFC) on Thursday said he’s hit the treadmill like never before in the buildup for his headliner opposite Dos Santos (20-5 […]

7 burning questions at UFC Wichita around potential Derrick Lewis-Junior Dos Santos slugfest

The UFC heads to Kansas for the first time in the promotion’s history for UFC on ESPN+ 4. In the main event, two hard-hitting heavyweights with a combined 32 career knockout victories look to get back in the title mix when recent title challenger Derrick Lewis faces off against ex-champ Junior Dos Santos. In the […]

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