Derrick Lewis Bio, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Salary, Records, Height

Derrick Lewis

Facts About Derrick Lewis

Celebrated Name Derrick Lewis
Age 37 Years Old
Nick Name Derrick
Birth Name Derrick James Lewis
Birth Date 1985-02-08
Gender Male
Profession MMA Artist
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Place Of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana
Siblings 6
College / University Kilgore College
Net Worth $4 Million
Source of Wealth Fighting Career
Salary $140K Per Fight
Marital Status Married
Wife April
Children 3
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 6 feet 3 inches or 191 cm
Weight 120 kg or 265 lb
Body Type Body Builder
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Light Brown
Body Measurement 42-42-18 cm (chest-waist-bicep)
Dress Size 18 US
Shoe Size 18 US
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Derrick Lewis is a professional mixed martial artist from the USA who currently competes in the Heavyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He turned professional in 2010 and since then, he has competed for Bellator MMA and Legacy FC, where he was the Heavyweight Champion. He is #5 in the official UFC heavyweight rankings as of February 2022. He is nicknamed "The Black Beast". His current division is Heavyweight. 

What is Derrick Lewis Famous For?

  • Being a professional Mixed Martial Artist. 
  • For holding the record for most knockouts in UFC history. 

What is Derrick Lewis's Real Name?

Derrick Lewis was born on 8th February 1985. His real name is Derrick James Lewis. He is from New Orleans, Louisiana, the USA. He holds American nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed. He is not the single child of his parents. He is one of seven siblings and the second oldest raised by a single mother. He was often involved in street fighting and gang wars. In 1998, he moved with his family to Houston where he started training in boxing and martial arts. At the age of 17, Lewis began training in boxing and was preparing for his first amateur fight when the gym unexpectedly shut down. Two weeks after graduating from high school, he was charged with aggravated assault, and was placed on probation. He then attended Kilgore College. He violated his probation and was sentenced to five years in prison, but ended up serving three and a half. Later, he was introduced to mixed martial arts by a friend. He continued with boxing under the tutelage of George Foreman. However, after dominating in his first professional mixed martial arts fight, Lewis decided to focus on mixed martial arts. 

Derrick Lewis Career Timeline

  • Derrick Lewis began His MMA career in late 2009 and made his debut match against Jay Ross at LSAMMA. which he lost via TKO. 
  • Next, he faced Tim Buchanan at the event of the United States American Combat Association. He won the fight via TKO.
  • He turned professional in 2010.
  • In 2011, he landed his steps into the Bellator Fighting Championship. 
  • On June 25, 2011, he faced Tony Johnson at Bellator 46. He lost the bout via unanimous decision.
  • On April 19, 2014, he made his debut in the UFC at the event of Fox: Werdum vs. Browne against Jack May. He won the fight via TKO in the second round. 
  • On February 19, 2017, at the event of UFC Fight Night 105, he won the fight via knockout in the second round against Travis Browne. 
  • On June 11, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 110, he faced Mark Hunt and was defeated via TKO.
  • He defeated Marcin Tybura and Francis Ngannou. 
  • He faced Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 and was defeated via TKO in the third round.
  • He lost his following two fights against Daniel Cormier and Junior dos Santos at UFC 230 and UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. dos Santos. 
  • He faced Daniel Cormier for the UFC Heavyweight Championship on November 3, 2018, at UFC 230 which he lost. 
  • He signed a new contract with the UFC after the title shot. 
  • He faced Blagoy Ivanov on November 2, 2019, at UFC 244 which he won. 
  • Similarly, he faced Ilir Latifi on February 8, 2020, at UFC 247. He won the bout via unanimous decision. 
  • He faced Alexey Oleynik on August 8, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 174 which he won via TKO. 
  • He faced Ciryl Gane on August 7, 2021, at UFC 265 for the Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship which he lost. 
  • He faced Chris Daukaus on December 18, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 199 which he won. 
  • He faced Tai Tuivasa on February 12, 2022, at UFC 271 in Houston, Texas which he lost in the second round. 
  • He faced Sergei Pavlovich on July 30, 2022, at UFC 277. He lost the fight via TKO, just 55 seconds into the first round, however, there was controversy as the stoppage by referee Dan Miragliotta was considered premature by fighters and fans alike. 
  • He has an MMA record of 21 wins in 37 matches. His wins include twenty-one by knockouts, one by submission, and four by decision. 

Derrick Lewis Awards and Achievements

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • Most knockouts in UFC history (13) 
  • Most knockouts in UFC Heavyweight history (13) 
  • Tied for most finishes in UFC Heavyweight division history (13) (tied with Frank Mir)
  • Performance of the Night (Four times) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga, Marcin Tybura, Alexander Volkov and Curtis Blaydes 
  • Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Travis Browne, Mark Hunt, and Junior dos Santos  

Legacy Fighting Championship

Legacy FC Heavyweight Championship (One time) 

  • One successful title defense

  • 2018 Comeback of the Year vs. Alexander Volkov

  • 2018 Comeback of the Year 

How much is Derrick Lewis Net Worth?

Derrick Lewis is a successful mixed martial artist who has made a huge sum of money from his career. As of 2022, the net worth of Derrick is estimated to have $4 Million. He is earning a fruitful income for his fight. He is making a salary of $140,000(approx. purse per fight). His main source of wealth comes from his fighting career. He is living a lavish lifestyle. With his earnings, he can afford any top cars from Ferraris and Porsches to Lamborghinis and expensive apartments with his vast achievements. Dеrrісk rесеntlу rеѕіdеѕ аt Сурrеѕѕ, Техаѕ, U.Ѕ. He has roughly UFC career earnings of over $3,931,000, as per The Sports Daily as of 2021. In his wrestle against Aleksei Oleinik in 2020, Lewis earned a whopping $315,000. His most sized appearance purse ($530,000) came from his contention against Daniel Cormier at UFC 230. He signed an endorsement deal with Popeyes, Louisiana Kitchen is back at UFC 230. Since then, he has sponsored several brands.  

Who is Derrick Lewis Girlfriend?

Derrick Lewis is a married man. He tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, April in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 17, 2017. The couple met each other for the first time in April 2017. They are the proud parents of three children, two sons, and a daughter. Today, the happily married couple is enjoying their present life a lot. His sexual orientaiton is straight and he is not gay. 

How tall is Derrick Lewis?

Derrick Lewis has a perfect height of 6 feet 3 inches or 191 cm. His body weight consists of 120 kg or 265 lb. His body type is a bodybuilder. His eye color is light brown and his hair color is also light brown. His dress size is 18 US. His body measurement is 42-42-18 cm (chest-waist-bicep). His shoe size is 18 US. He has got a few interesting body tattoos that adorn his upper body. Amongst many of his body inscriptions is the one across his chest. It is a big crown inked followed by a pair of gloves under it. The Crown is the symbol of victory, self-control, and triumph. On the other hand, Boxing Gloves are the Champ’s representation of his passion for boxing and depict that he is always motivated to defeat his opponents and emerge triumphantly. His highest reach is 79 in (201 cm). 

Did You Know?

  • Aquarius is his zodiac sign.
  • He has competed across the Bellator, Legacy, and UFC promotions.
  • He signed with the UFC in 2014 after having a two-year streak as the Legacy heavyweight champion.
  • He was introduced to mixed martial arts shortly after his release from jail.
  • He earned his second UFC Fight of the Night honor in June 2017 following a close losing bout with Mark Hunt.
  • He earned his first Performance of the Night honor in June 2016 at UFC Fight Night.
  • He grew up as one of seven siblings being raised by his single mother.