Watch Derrick Lewis’ thrilling victory over Travis Browne from UFC Halifax as he gears up for the biggest test of his career to date next month.
On paper, it does appear to be a foregone conclusion that the heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier will successfully defend his title on November 3.
The technical difference in every department is glaring and just as Lewis himself said earlier this month, his cardio just isn’t at the level necessary to go five hard rounds – especially on short-notice against a fighter of DC’s pace.
And yet, it remains an incredibly compelling matchup for one simple reason. ‘The Black Beast’ can crack anyone’s chin at any given moment.
We’ve seen in his showdown with Marcin Tybura and most recently in his win over Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 and now, the UFC have uploaded his comeback win over Travis Browne to their official YouTube account for your enjoyment.
Lewis was hurt on several occasions in this matchup – something he would later attribute to unwanted bowel-movements but managed to get the job done in the second-round with a brutal knockout victory.
Then followed one of the most memorable post-fight interviews of the modern era.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena