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 […]

Five Questions With Derrick Lewis

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Morning Report: Derrick Lewis says Junior dos Santos is ‘probably the weakest guy that I’m gonna fight,’ eyeing bout with Stipe Miocic

Next Saturday at UFC Wichita, Derrick Lewis will take on former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in a main event between two of the sport’s premier knockout artists. It’s also a bout between the third and eight-ranked heavyweights respectively and in a suddenly wide open division, a victory will immediately thrust the winner into title […]

Two months later, Derrick Lewis still hasn’t taken advantage of free Popeyes chicken for life

Prior to UFC 230, Derrick Lewis had already won big when he scored free chicken for life from a Popeyes location in his hometown of Houston. Me? I’m a Church’s guy myself, but I can get down with some Popeyes. Not as much as Lewis, though. He’s out here defending Popeyes’ honor, which sort of […]

Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Derrick Lewis, Vincent Pastore

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with guest Derrick Lewis. We’ll talk to Lewis about his recent March 9 booking against fellow heavyweight slugger Junior Dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 4, as well as catch up on what’s been going on since his loss to champion Daniel Cormier […]

Derrick Lewis vs. Junior dos Santos set to headline UFC Wichita

A matchup between top 10 heavyweights will headline the UFC’s debut trip to Kansas. Heavy hitters Derrick Lewis and Junior dos Santos have agreed to meet March 9 at INTRUST Bank Arena in the main event of UFC Wichita. MMA Fighting confirmed the booking Monday afternoon following an initial report by MMA Junkie. Lewis (21-6, […]

Heavyweights Junior dos Santos, Derrick Lewis Targeted for UFC Wichita Headliner on March 9

A heavyweight clash pitting Junior dos Santos against Derrick Lewis has been targeted for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut in Kansas on March 9. View full post on Recent News on

Junior Dos Santos vs. Derrick Lewis targeted as UFC on ESPN+ 4 headliner in Kansas

Gallery Junior Dos Santos def. Tai Tuivasa at UFC Fight Night 142: Best photos view 17 images Verbal agreements are in place for a heavyweight fight between former UFC champion Junior Dos Santos and Derrick Lewis. Two people with knowledge of the situation on Monday told MMAjunkie that the matchup will headline UFC on ESPN+ […]

MMAjunkie’s 2018 ‘Comeback (and interview) of the Year’: Derrick Lewis

Better luck next time, Derrick Lewis. It was a very rational thought to have as the seconds ticked toward the third and final bell of Lewis’ meeting with Alexander Volkov at UFC 229. Lewis nearly had been finished several times. He repeatedly fussed with his eye, the result of legal blows he’d taken by the […]

Alistair Overeem Calls Out ‘Hot Balls’ Derrick Lewis Via Twitter

Fresh off an emphatic TKO victory at UFC Fight Night 141 in Beijing this past weekend, Alistair Overeem has not wasted any time in trying to line up his next fight. View full post on Recent News on

Morning Report: Brendan Schaub: Brock Lesnar will be a tougher fight for Daniel Cormier than Derrick Lewis was

This past weekend at UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden, Daniel Cormier became the first person in UFC history to successfully defend a belt in multiple weight classes when he submitted Derrick Lewis to retain his heavyweight championship. The historic win has MMA fans reevaluating Cormier’s place in the greatest of all time discussion. One […]

Derrick Lewis on UFC 230 Loss: Daniel Cormier Did What We Thought He Was Going to Do

There weren’t many surprises for Derrick Lewis when it came the approach of Daniel Cormier at UFC 230. View full post on Recent News on

Derrick Lewis reflects on DC loss, says he was ‘caught off guard’ by single leg takedowns

Derrick Lewis’ night at UFC 230 didn’t go as planned. The fan-favorite fighter was submitted by two-division champion Daniel Cormier in their heavyweight title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday night. In many ways, it was an expected outcome, as many foresaw Cormier using his world-class wrestling to carve his […]

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