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5 reasons Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa will steal the show at UFC 271


This weekend, UFC 271 takes place in Houston, Texas. In the main event, Israel Adesanya defends his middleweight crown against former champion Robert Whittaker

All eyes will be on the main event of UFC 271, but the fight that might steal the show is the co-title bout between Tai Tuivasa and Derrick Lewis.

These two knockout artists are set to face off in a key heavyweight clash. While the pair aren’t expected to launch verbal attacks on each other ahead of their fight, fireworks are expected to ensue inside the octagon when they meet.

Here are five reasons why Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa will steal the show at UFC 271.


#5. Derrick Lewis holds UFC record for most knockouts

5 reasons Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa will steal the show at UFC 271
Derrick Lewis holds UFC record for most knockouts with 13

Very few fighters can claim to be must-see attractions every time they step into the octagon, but Derrick Lewis is definitely one of them. Sure, ‘The Black Beast’ failed both times it fought for gold, but it Is it that himself hold an important record.

Lewis has knocked out no less than 13 foes inside the octagon, more than any other fighter in the promotion’s history. When you consider the endless list of knockout artists who have graced the octagon over the years, it’s pretty impressive.

DERRICK LEWIS, THE KO KING! 👑@TheBeast_UFC with the most knockouts in UFC HISTORY! #UFCVegas45 https://t.co/Y5bBmNx98t

It’s not like Lewis knocked out the scrubs either. Some of his victims are some of the best UFC heavyweights of their generation, including Curtis Blaydes, Alexander Volkov and Aleksei Oleinik.

Admittedly, “The Black Beast” also had the odd stench of a fight during his tenure with the promotion. His clash with Francis Ngannou, for example, was terrible, and no one really enjoyed his wins over Blagoy Ivanov and Ilir Latifi either.

For the most part, however, anything Lewis hits, he destroys. This makes it impossible to take your eyes off him when he fights.

“The Black Beast” practically stole the show at one of the biggest events of all time, UFC 229, with his win over Alexander Volkov. He has every chance of doing the same against Tai Tuivasa this weekend.




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