Proven UFC heavyweight knockout artist Derrick Lewis will try to right the divisional ship at UFC 216 on Oct. 7 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, when he takes on former divisional champion Fabricio Werdum. Lewis will be making his first appearance since getting stopped by Mark Hunt via fourth-round TKO back in June.
In preparation for Lewis’ return to the Octagon, UFC has opened up its vault and released footage of “Black Beast” destroying heavyweight prospect Viktor Pesta at UFC 192 in 2015. The action spilled over into Lewis’ own backyard of Houston, Texas, as the heavyweight knockout artist battled Pesta for two strong rounds before putting an end to “Takedown Machine” via third-round TKO.
The memorable stoppage, which sparked a six-fight win streak for Lewis, can be seen above courtesy of UFC.
Lewis will have to rely on this sort of knockout ability at UFC 216 if he wishes to get past the veteran experience and overall elite skill of Werdum. The fact that the heavyweight clash will be contested over the course of three rounds bodes well for “Black Beast” and his chances of finishing the fight late.
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