Derrick Lewis is an American MMA fighter currently signed to the UFC organization. The fighter has a winning record of 21 wins with 18 of those by knockout. He has lost 6 fights in his professional career with his most recent defeat being at the hands of Daniel Cormier at UFC 230. So what is Derrick Lewis net worth in 2018? What are Derrick Lewis’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Derrick Lewis was born on February 7th, 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana USA. Derrick Lewis had a troubled upbringing that normally caused him to be involved in lots of street fights when he was a kid. His family eventually relocated Houston, Texas in 1999 which may have been a better fit for him. By the time he turned 17 years old, he started training in boxing, although the gym he was training in shut down just before he could compete in his first amateur fight.
Derrick Lewis’ trajectory to MMA fighting was not really a smooth one. Just after he graduated from high school, Lewis was charged with aggravated assault. He eventually went in prison a few years later and was there for three and a half years. After he got released from prison, he was introduced by a friend to the sport of MMA. He then stuck with MMA after this and has managed to make a good living being a fighter.
He lost his first amateur MMA fight in 2009, but eventually improved his craft. By the time it was 2010, he turned into a pro. His professional record became 4 wins and 1 loss before he decided to sign with Bellator Fighting Championships.
After being successful in Bellator Fighting Champioships. he signed with the UFC and further increased his name value in MMA. His debut in the UFC came in 2014 where he won via TKO in the first round against Jack May. He only lost four times in the UFC from 2014 until 2018. He won the rest of his 12 fights in the UFC mostly winning by TKO for the majority of them. Despite losing to Daniel Cormier at UFC 230, he is still ranked as the number 2 heavyweight fighter in the UFC. He should earn more money in the years to come once he wins bigger fights.
In all, we estimate Derrick Lewis net worth in 2018 at $320,000.