All hail to the new social media legend!
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has booked Derrick Lewis and Daniel Cormier for the main event of the UFC 230 this November. The Madison Square Garden will play host to this exciting affair, where Lewis will have the chance to snatch the heavyweight belt from the defending champion.
While many MMA fans were upset for Stipe Miocic not getting his immediate rematch, ‘The Black Beast’ just gave us a major reason why we should be happy about him getting a title shot.
The 33-year old heavyweight fighter went viral on Tuesday after he unveiled his own ‘official promo’ for his UFC 230 fight against DC.
— Roofio (@Roofio_ThatsAll) October 7, 2018
Lewis essayed a sensational win against Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 last Saturday in T-mobile Arena. ‘The Black Beast’ turned the tables late in the final round to capture a dramatic come-from-behind victory.
The 29-year old Volkov was impressive from the get-go and was on the driver seat for over 14 minutes. But just before the final bell rang, Lewis pulled to his bag of tricks and delivered a killer blow that sent Volkov to the canvass.
The win gave Lewis his ninth win in 10 previous fights and his 10th knockout in his UFC career, tying former champion Cain Velazquez for most number of knockouts in the heavyweight class.
Meanwhile, Cormier is coming off a massive victory over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 last July, to become the next double champion in UFC. DC now holds both the light heavyweight and heavyweight straps, with the latter being on the line this November.
NYC, we have your MAIN EVENT!
— UFC (@ufc) October 9, 2018
Official Promo for UFC 230 Main Event
Lewis is obviously the underdog in the headliner of UFC 230. In fact, MMA fans view this bout as the ‘easiest fight for Daniel Cormier.
But don’t count ‘The Black Beast’ out just yet. Remember, he just pulled off one of the best come-from-behind victories in the UFC last weekend. And if he wakes up on the right side of the bed on November 3, the challenger might be able to score another upset.
Nothing is cast in stone. Three weeks from now, Lewis might be the next heavyweight kingpin, or he might be not.
But regardless of the outcome, he is now already a champion for many, at least in social media, for his legendary ‘official promo’ video for UFC 230 main event.
“The Black Beast” uploaded a video on Instagram with a caption “Title shot Vs DC November 3rd 🤘🏿🤘🏿🤘🏿#newyorkcity”
The video was inspired by their Popeyes Chicken rivalry, which was formed in a UFC 226 pre-fight presser, and has now garnered more than 700 000 views (as of writing).
Watch Derrick Lewis’ official promo for the UFC 230 headliner below and try not to laugh.
Two things are confirmed now: one, ‘The Black Beast’ is a legend and two, we are already hyped for the UFC 230!