Derrick Lewis returns
After announcing his retirement earlier this year, ‘The Black Beast’ Derrick Lewis is set to return to action inside the UFC octagon as he takes on former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum at UFC 216 in October.
I finally got a chance to hit the reset button now I’m ready to go. October 7 in Vegas vs Werdum #ufc216‼️
12.6k Likes, 559 Comments – Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on Instagram: “I finally got a chance to hit the reset button now I’m ready to go. October 7 in Vegas vs Werdum…”
Lewis returns after a fourth round TKO loss to Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 110 in June. After the loss, Lewis announced that he was leaving the sport as he wanted to focus on his upcoming wedding (he has since gotten married) and spend time with family. The retirement was short lived as Lewis then went on the MMA Hour to talk about his comments.
Before the loss to Hunt, Lewis was on a six-fight win streak dating back to October 2015.
Werdum comes off a majority decision loss to Alistair Overeem in July, their third of three fights.
UFC 216 current line up:
Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee – for interim lightweight title
Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz
Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata
Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham
Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares
Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga
Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell
Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris
Jessica Eye vs. Paige VanZant
Derrick Lewis vs. Fabricio Werdum;