What’s next for Derrick Lewis after UFC Fight Night 185 win?

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Derrick Lewis accomplished among the most substantial minutes of his profession Saturday when he beat Curtis Blaydes in the UFC Battle Night 185 headliner.

Lewis (25-7 Mixed Martial Arts, 16-5 UFC) provided a “Knockout of the Year” competitor in the heavyweight centerpiece at the UFC Peak in Las Vegas. He linked with an ideal uppercut that laid Blaydes (14-3 Mixed Martial Arts, 9-3 UFC) out cold in the 2nd round.

“The Black Beast” now is connected for the UFC’s all-time knockout record, however the 12th, which came versus Blaydes, might have been the most essential of all.

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Derrick Lewis safeguards additional punches in UFC Battle Night 185 knockout of Curtis Blaydes

UFC Battle Night 185 video: Derrick Lewis knocks out Curtis Blaydes stiff with frightening uppercut

Lewis made it extremely clear post-fight that he wishes to share the octagon with Alistair Overeem (47-19 Mixed Martial Arts, 12-8 UFC) next, however does that make one of the most sense for him moving forward?

View the video above for ideas and analysis on Lewis’ future after UFC Battle Night 185.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.