Derrick Lewis
Derrick Lewis
Celebrated Name: Derrick Lewis
Real Name/Full Name: Derrick James Lewis
Gender: Male
Age: 39 years old
Birth Date: 7 February 1985
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S
Nationality: American
Height: 1.91m
Weight: 120kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes;2 sons, one daughter
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Derrick Lewis Gay? No
Profession: Mixed Martial Artist
Salary: $140,000(approx. purse per fight)
Net Worth in 2024: $4 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) might seem very unreal, especially because of their extreme nature. However, UFC is so real, and the fights fought there are real. Derrick Lewis, a major icon in these championships, is just another proof of the reality of these fights.

Maybe you know about Derrick Lewis very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Derrick Lewis’ short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Derrick was born normally like every other normal kid at New Orleans, Louisiana U.S, on February 7, 1985. Derrick was brought up together with six siblings by a single mother. Lewis had troubles growing and, most of the time was involved in street fighting. At 17, Lewis started taking time to train on boxing. As Lewis was preparing for his first armature fight, the gym was closed.

After his high school, Lewis was arrested under aggravated assault. He got out on probation, but unfortunately, he violated his probation regulations during a football practice. He was sentenced to serve five years. However, he only served only three and a half of those five.

After his release, Lewis was introduced to mixed martial art by a friend. He worked with a tow-truck and, after that, took the martial art training. However, after his first professional mixed martial arts fight, Lewis decided to leave the tow-truck work and focus fully on martial arts.

Personal Life

Derrick has been good at hiding most of his personal lifestyle. Derrick Lewis was brought up by a single mother, together with six other siblings. Derrick married his long-time girlfriend in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 17, 2017. The couple has been together for a long time. They have two sons and one daughter.

No information about their kids is known yet. Derrick, who is often referred to as the ‘The Black Beast’ saved a numbered 100 people during the hurricane Harvey in 2017 using his raised truck. Derrick recently resides at Cypress, Texas, U.S.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on February 7 1985, Derrick Lewis is 39 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.91m tall, and his weight is 120.0 kg.


Lewis lost his debut fight against Jay Ross on October 16, 2009, via a TKO. However, Derrick won his second fight against Tim Buchanan on January 30, 2010, with a TKO. Derrick signed in with Bellator Fighting Championships in May 2010 after having a 4-1 record earlier that year. On 25 2011, Derrick lost to Tony Johnson through a unanimous decision.

With a record 6-0 at Bellator, Derrick left most notably winning and successfully defending the Legacy FC heavyweight Championship and was signed to the UFC. Lewis made his debut at UFC on April 19, 2014, against Jack May. He won via a TKO. Derrick has had a successful run in his UFC fights for most of the years. Lewis is expected to face Alexey Oleinik on August 8, 2020

Awards & Achievements

Ultimate Fighting Championship Legacy Fighting Championship
1. Performance of the Night. { three times}

2. Fight of the Night.{three times}

3. Most knockouts in UFC Heavyweight history.{10}

1. Legacy FC Heavyweight Championship


1. 2018 comeback of the year vs. Alexander Volkov

Net Worth & Salary of Derrick Lewis in 2024

Derrick Lewis Net Worth
Derrick Lewis Net Worth

Derrick Lewis has had a successful run in his career even though he had lost during his beginning. Derrick Lewis is one of the wealthiest MMA heavyweight fighters. After joining UFC, Derrick can easily pocket well over $140, 000 per fight. As of July 2024, Derrick’s current net worth is $4 million.

Resilience and hard work seem to be part of success. The will to not give up made Derrick the Champion he is today.


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