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Derrick Lewis Introduction
Derrick Lewis is an American Martial Artist and media personality.
Derrick Lewis is a professional Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter. Derrick Lewis holds the record for “Most Knockouts in the history of UFC “.
Derrick Lewis has been a professional Heavyweight Championship competitor since 2010. He has been a former member of Legacy FC and Bellator MMA.
Currently, Derrick Lewis Ranks as the Number 7 Best Martial Artist in the World.
Derrick Lewis Net Worth & Salary
Derrick Lewis’s net worth is $1.5 million.
As per the sources, Derrick Lewis’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million. Derrick Earns a significant part of his net worth from the UFC and other fights.
If sources are to be believed, Derrick Lewis charges a whopping sum of $500,000 per match.
Apart from the Heavyweight Championships, Derrick Lewis also earns a small part of his net worth from public appearances and media interactions.
Derrick Lewis Age, Early Life & Biography
Derrick James Lewis is 37 years old. Derrick Lewis was born on the 7th of February 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Derrick Lewis was born to a Single Mother. Derrick Lewis has 7 siblings. Being raised by a single mother, Derrick Lewis’s life was filled with hardships.
In order to provide for her kids, Derrick Lewis’s mother took up several jobs a day and yet struggled to support her family financially.
With an Absent Father and busy mother, Derrick Lewis did not always choose the right way. He grew up in the streets and was always involved in street fights.
Due to his irrational behavior, Derrick Lewis always had uncomfortable run-ins with the Cops.
When Derrick was 17, his family moved to Houston, Texas. Derrick began his boxing training but was convicted of physical assault later and was put on a probation period.
Due to Violating his Probation period, Derrick was sentenced to go to Jail for 5 years. He served his sentence to the full term. After coming out of prison, he started mixed martial arts training.
|Name:||Derrick James Lewis|
|Age:||37 years old|
|Birth Date:||7 February 1985|
|Birth Place:||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||3|
|Profession:||Mixed Martial Artist and Media Personality|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Content Last Updated:||January 2023|
Derrick Lewis Personal Life
Derrick Lewis tied the knot with his Long time sweetheart in 2017. Derrick and his wife have three children together.
Derrick Lewis Career
After serving his sentence in the prison, Derrick Lewis wanted to have a clean start. After a Friend introduced him to Mixed Martial Arts, he decided to start a career as a professional Mixed Martial Artist.
Derrick Lewis officially started his career as an MMA fighter in 2009. His first competition was against Jay Ross which he unfortunately lost. For his second fight, he fought against Tim Buchanan and emerged as a winner.
In 2011, Derrick Lewis officially became part of Bellator 45. In his first fight for Bellator Championship, he went against Thiago Santos and Tony Johnson but unfortunately, he lost the game.
In 2013, Derrick Lewis made the decision of leaving Bellator MMA and joined Ultimate Fighting Championship. Due to having a severe leg injury, Derrick Lewis opted out of the 2013 UFC Championship.
Derrick Lewis came back stronger than ever in 2014. He fought against Jack May, Gutto Inocente, and Matt Mitrione in his first year with UFC. After winning the match against all his opponents, he earned the title of UFC champion of 2014.
In 2015, Derrick Lewis began his year against Ruan Potts. He was the winner in the first game. He competed against Shawn Jordan in the next game.
After losing the bout to Shawn Jordan, Derrick Lewis was pitted against Viktor Pesta. Derrick Lewis won the match and this was his last match of 2015.
In 2016, his first game was against Damian Grabowski. Derrick Lewis emerged victorious and went on to fight Gabriel Gonganza again emerged victorious.
His next match was against Roy Nelson. After having a neck-to-neck competition, Derrick Lewis was declared the clear winner of the Match.
For the last match of 2016, Derrick Lewis fought Shamil Abdurakhimov. Initially, Derrick Lewis lost the fight in the first three rounds but won the last round and was declared the winner.
Derrick Lewis was part of only 2 fights in the year 2018. His first fight was against Marcin Tybura and his second fight was against Francis Ngannou. Derrick Lewis was the ultimate winner in both fights.
In 2019, Derrick Lewis went against Junior Dos Santos and Blagoy Ivanov. Derrick lost the fight against Junior Dos Santos but regained his title in the Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Evalov game.
Days before the Pandemic, Derrick Lewis was actively involved in the UFC Championship. He fought against Ilir Latif and Aleksei Oleinik in 2020. He won both matches and gained the title of UFC champion of 2020.
In 2021, Derrick Lewis’s big games were against Cirl Gane and Chris Daukaus. Derrick Lewis was the winner of both games and broke his own record of “Most Knockouts in the History of UFC”.
In 2022, Derrick Lewis has been part of the three most brutal fights in UFC History. His first fight was against Tai Tuivasa, after a tough competition between the two, Tai Tuivasa was declared the winner.
Derrick Lewis’s second and third fight was against Sergei Pavlovich and Sergey Spivak. Unfortunately, 2022 wasn’t a great year for Derrick as he lost his game against Sergei Pavlovich and the match against Sergey Spivak was canceled.
Derrick Lewis Awards & Achievements
Derrick Lewis has been named the “Legacy Fight Champion” in the early years of his career.
He has received the tag of “Most Knockouts”, “Most Finishes”, “Fight of the Night”, and “Performance of the Night” in the UFC Games.
Derrick Lewis Major Investments and Assets
There isn’t any information available about Derrick Lewis’s assets and investments.
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Derrick Lewis Twitter Handle
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