Make no mistake, Derrick Lewis is a legit title contender. Together with his entertaining, power-punching fashion, Lewis has all the time been a fan-favorite within the UFC heavyweight division, however maybe wasn’t universally thought-about a critical title menace on account of points over his cardio and wrestling.
Effectively, that was then, and instances have modified.
Lewis’ cardio has leveled up markedly, whereas his skill to maintain the combat standing has additionally improved considerably. Matched with somebody many thought could be a nightmare reserving for Lewis, Curtis Blaydes, the Houston native confronted an acid check of his all-round talents, and he handed with flying colours, courtesy of a crushing uppercut.
The bout represented a win-or-bust state of affairs for each males’s title ambitions within the UFC, and it was “The Black Beast” rose to the event as he scored an enormous knockout to starch Blaydes and go away little question that he’s prepared for a title shot.
The approaching arrival of Jon Jones as a UFC heavyweight could imply Lewis has to attend – and possibly beat one other contender – earlier than he will get one other shot on the gold. However he’s proper within the combine once more, and he’s by no means appeared higher.