Heavyweight fighting borders on the ridiculous at times and Derrick Lewis’ latest victory certainly holds true to that statement.
Having been on the receiving end of some huge punches throughout rounds one and two, Lewis somehow managed to survive a wave of punishment to gain a late victory over Alexander Volkov.
Volkov looked to be cruising towards victory and a potential title fight but in the last 10 seconds of the fight, Lewis was able to close the distance for the first time and landed a huge overhand right that floored Volkov and caused Herb Dean to put a stop to the bout.
“I need to work on some cardio before I think about a title shot”, Lewis told UFC commentator Joe Rogan after the fight.
“Donald Trump called me up”, he added. “He told me to knock out this Russian and make him look silly”
The ever popular Lewis continues to push towards a UFC heavyweight title shot.
Check out the finish below.