A mixed martial artist from America is named James Lewis. The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) history’s most knockouts are presently held by him. Lewis also participated in matches for Legacy FC and Bellator MMA. He is ranked seventh among heavyweights in the UFC as of August 1, 2022.
He now owns the record for most knockouts in UFC history while competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship Heavyweight Division (UFC). Lewis started his MMA career in late 2009 when he competed in his first amateur match against Jay Ross at LSAMMA on October 16. He was defeated by TKO. Derrick Lewis grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was born.
Lewis started boxing training at the age of 17 and was getting ready for his first amateur match when the gym abruptly closed. Lewis broke his probation while receiving a full football scholarship to Kilgore College. He was given a five-year jail term but only served three and a half of them. Lewis first learned about mixed martial arts from a friend a week after being freed.
This is not the only time when Lewis’ fight has been canceled. It happened before as well in a failed drug test forced the cancellation of Lewis’ fight against Curtis Blaydes on November 28, 2020, at UFC on ESPN. On December 18, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 199, he faced Chris Daukaus and triumphed via knockout in the opening frame.
Lewis then squared off against Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 277 on July 30, 2022. Just 55 seconds into the opening round, he was defeated by TKO. However, there was controversy over the referee’s premature stoppage, which both the fighters and the audience felt was uncalled for.
What Happened To Derrick Lewis?
After being brought to the hospital hours before his fight with Serghei Spivac, UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis forced the organization to call off the contest. On Saturday night, the UFC was scheduled to hold its most recent card at the Apex venue, but Lewis and Spivac’s fight was called off in the middle of the event.
Kennedy Nzechukwu and Ion Cutelaba’s three-round light heavyweight fight in Las Vegas was elevated to the main event. UFC announcer Brendan Fitzgerald said that fans were given some bad news. Derrick Lewis and Serghei Spivac were scheduled to compete in our main event. The major event today has been postponed; you hate to see it because of a non-Covid, non-weight-cutting sickness on the Derrick Lewis side.
Derrick Lewis’ heavyweight match against Serghei Spivac has been canceled due to illness, according to a statement from the UFC. This fight is no longer part of the card for today. Additionally, the flyweight prelim matchup between Charles Johnson and Zhalgas Zhumagulov will now be on the main program.
This means that Kennedy Nzechukwu and Ion Cutelaba will square off in a three-round fight as the new main event. Rodolfo Vieira’s middleweight match against Cody Brundage has been canceled because of an injury. As a result, this fight has been dropped from this weekend’s event.
Derrick Lewis’ Event Cancelled
Only a few hours prior to the scheduled time of the bout, the main event of UFC Vegas 65 between Derrick Lewis and Serghei Spivac has been postponed. Lewis had a medical issue that required him to visit the hospital, and it was revealed on Saturday’s program that he was unable to play against Spivac on Saturday.
Lewis required medical treatment while the card was already in progress, which ultimately led to his exclusion from the main event. The news is disastrous for the card. Ion Cutelaba and Kennedy Nzechukwu, two light heavyweights, will now be the main event of the main card as Lewis vs. Spivac has been postponed.
The main card will now have five fights overall. Thus, the fight will continue to be three rounds. Lewis, who was hoping to make a comeback after losing by knockout in back-to-back fights, too, had a disappointing end to fight week.
In February, he was defeated by Tai Tuivasa in a barnburner, and in July of last year, he was defeated by Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 277 after only 55 seconds. With victories in his last two fights and a record of 5-1 overall in his last six appearances, Spivac will be missing out on the greatest fight of his career.