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‘King of KO’ wants to stop Tuivasa’s rise in the UFC – Lights of the Century

Veteran Derrick Lewis will look to turn out the lights on Tai Tuivasa in the co-main event of UFC 271 this weekend in Ho


  • Veteran Derrick Lewis will look to turn out the lights on Tai Tuivasa in the co-main event of UFC 271 this weekend in Houston.
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CANCUN, Q. ROO.- Veteran Derrick Lewis will look to turn the lights out on Tai Tuivasa, in the co-main event of UFC 271, this weekend in Houston. The ‘King of KO’ will seek his second consecutive victory, which will bring him closer to the heavyweight belt, while the Australian continues his rise within the division and wants an important name within the ranking.

Lewis became the fighter with the most knockouts in the UFC. In January, the Houston native sent Chris Daukaus to the canvas, his 13th victim inside the octagon, that is the most completions this way than middleweight champions Israel Adesanya and welterweight champion Kamaru Usman combined, said monarchs just they have four wins by this method.

The Texan had a recent loss also against Frenchman Ciryl Gane, where he received his own medicine, in a technical knockout, where he lost his chance to win the interim title. Lewis said after the fight that he would like to go for the heavyweight belt again, but if he agreed to “three rounds and not five”, because he found it too tiring to train.

Before thinking about the championship, the ‘King of KO’ will have to face Tai Tuivasa, the Australian remains an emerging star in the category and has a streak of four consecutive wins, all by knockout.

‘Bam Bam’ Tuivasa is ranked 11th and knows that a victory against Lewis (number three in the division) could boost his career in the UFC.

“It’s a great opportunity, I’m a big fan of Derrick Lewis too, if (the occasion) comes up I have to take it with both hands,” said the Australian in an interview for MMA Hour.

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