Derrick Lewis was there once more final Saturday, hitting Curtis Blaydes to get again into competition for the heavyweight title.
He already held the report for the most knockouts in UFC heavyweight historical past earlier than the battle and he prolonged that report to 12 at Blaydes’ expense.
Derrick Lewis received an emphatic second spherical knockout from Curtis Blaydes
Lewis was in opposition to this at first as Blaydes asserted his authority, however The Black Beast managed to catch Blaydes with a shot as he moved ahead and the sport was over.
After the battle, former light-weight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier gave Lewis a really fascinating coat.
“The black beast !!!!!! @Thebeast_ufc has the most power, ”he wrote on Twitter.
Comments on the submit are stuffed with followers insisting Lewis is quantity two behind compatriot Francis Ngannou.
The Cameroonian is a scary sight and has recorded 9 UFC knockouts himself. He did nonetheless lose to Lewis in 2018.
Cormier, who fought Lewis, defined why his former nemesis is definitely the primary fighter in the case of power and says Ngannou even is aware of it.
“Everyone started going Francis, Francis, Francis. Folks, there’s a reason Francis Ngannou was so hesitant in fighting Derrick Lewis, ”Cormier defined on his present with reporter Ariel Helwani, referring to Ngannou’s reluctance to pitch in opposition to Lewis.
A photograph of Ngannou ending Rozenstruik’s first gates at UFC 249
“It’s the one time he fights like that. Francis simply bull rushes everybody from Stipe Miocic to Alistair Overeem. An nearly blatant contempt for them and their power.
“He received up and took footage with Derrick Lewis due to the power coming again in his route.
Lewis sadly failed in opposition to then-UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, so DC is aware of all about power.
“So let’s not act like Derrick Lewis would not have the power to equal anybody in the heavyweight division, even Francis Ngannou.
“And when you say knockout nobody has more than Derrick so how do you say another guy has more power than him?” And it is not a blow to Francis – it is simply the truth.