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How many knockouts has Derrick Lewis scored in the UFC?

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Derrick Lewis actively competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he holds the impressive record for most knockouts in UFC history. With over a decade of professional experience, Lewis has competed in several organizations including Bellator MMA and Legacy FC, where he held the title of Heavyweight Champion.

As of March 12, 2024, he is currently ranked 12th in the UFC heavyweight rankings, with a professional record of 27 wins, 11 losses, and 1 no-contest. Let’s take a look at some of his memorable knockout wins.

Derrick Lewis’s knockout count in the UFC

Derrick Lewis holds the record for the most knockouts in UFC history, with 22 knockout victories during his professional mixed martial arts career. He has competed in the UFC 27 times.

Here are all of Derrick Lewis’ knockout wins in his professional MMA career:

  1. Jack May – UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne (April 19, 2014) – First round TKO.
  2. Guto Inocente – The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale (July 6, 2014) – First round KO.
  3. Ruan Potts – UFC 184 (February 28, 2015) – Second round TKO.
  4. Viktor Pešta – UFC 192 (October 3, 2015) – Third round TKO.
  5. Damian Grabowski – UFC Fight Night 82 (February 6, 2016) – First round TKO.
  6. Gabriel Gonzaga – UFC Fight Night 86 (April 10, 2016) – First round KO.
  7. Roy Nelson – UFC Fight Night 90 (July 7, 2016) – Split decision win.
  8. Marcin Tybura – UFC Fight Night 126 (February 18, 2018) – Third round TKO.
  9. Alexander Volkov – UFC 229 (October 6, 2018) – Third round KO.
  10. Blagoy Ivanov – UFC 244 (November 2, 2019) – Split decision win.
  11. Aleksei Oleinik – UFC Fight Night 174 (August 8, 2020) – Second round TKO.
  12. Curtis Blaydes – UFC Fight Night 185 (February 20, 2021) – Second Round KO.
  13. Chris Daukaus – UFC Fight Night 199 (December 18, 2021) – First round KO.
  14. Marcos Rogério de Lima – UFC 291 (July 29, 2023) – First round TKO.

Derrick Lewis will fight Rodrigo Nascimento at UFC on ESPN 56 in St. Louis, Missouri. It’s the second time the UFC is in town. The big fight between Lewis, who previously fought for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, and Nascimento will be the main event.

Also Read: Was Derrick Lewis Once a Heavyweight Champion?