Derrick Lewis entered this fight with a pro record of 22-7-0 (86% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Stipe Miocic). He lost two consecutive bouts between 2018 and 2019, against Daniel Cormier (Daniel Cormier vs Derrick Lewis) and Junior dos Santos (Derrick Lewis vs Junior dos Santos), but then he came back to win beating Blagoy Ivanov (Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Ivanov).
His opponent, Ilir Latifi, has an official mma record of 14-7-0 (71% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.22 light heavyweight but he comes off two consecutive losses, against Corey Anderson (Corey Anderson vs Ilir Latifi) and Volkan Oezdemir (Volkan Oezdemir vs Ilir Latifi); before these two fights he had defeated Ovince St Preux (Ovince St Preux vs Ilir Latifi). Lewis vs Latifi is on the undercard of Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes – UFC 247. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Lewis’ previous fight: Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Ivanov
Latifi’s previous fight: Volkan Oezdemir vs Ilir Latifi
Lewis vs Latifi Fight Video:
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