Derrick Lewis carved out a name for himself as one of the few up-and-coming heavyweights to look out for, but his route to the top took a pretty big detour when Mark Hunt smoked him at UFC Fight Night 110. Now it’s all about him getting back on track – which he could conceivably do with an impressive win over former champ Fabricio Werdum at UFC 216.
Werdum is no slouch. He is a former champ, after all, and possess the kind of ground skills that Lewis is going to want to avoid.
But the competitive lifespan of a heavyweight fighter can be a short one, and it just may very well be Lewis’ time. We’ll see.
While you ponder whether or not Lewis can get back on track, here’s one of his fights to remind you of his skills.