Derrick Lewis ‘completely completed on the prime,’ however he’ll KO Serghei Spivac at UFC Combat Evening 218
Daniel Cormier isn’t prepared to jot down off Derrick Lewis if he’s not preventing the higher echelon of the UFC heavyweight division.
Lewis (26-10 MMA, 17-8 UFC) meets Serghei Spivac (15-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 218 headliner on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The cardboard streams on ESPN+.
Lewis, the UFC report holder for many knockout wins, will look to snap a two-fight dropping skid, and Cormier sees him being profitable in opposition to No. 12-ranked heavyweight Spivac.
“I don’t know if Spivac is the man,” Cormier mentioned on his ESPN present “DC & RC.” “I’m making an attempt to not insult Serghei Spivac, as a result of I like the child. I feel he’s a pleasant man. I feel he’s fighter. … He’s nonetheless dropping to the fellows which might be ranked very extremely, and I simply don’t know if Serghei is sort of at that stage.
“So, I’m gonna faucet in that Derrick Lewis wins the struggle. I feel he’s gonna knock him out, however I do consider that – I feel Derrick’s completed on the prime. I feel Derrick’s completely completed on the prime of the division. I simply don’t know if he nonetheless can’t knock out No. 10, 11, 12, 13, as a result of I simply don’t assume these guys are pretty much as good as they’re.”
Lewis’ three most up-to-date losses got here to former interim champion Ciryl Gane, Tai Tuivasa, and surging contender Sergei Pavlovich. Spivac, then again, is at present using some momentum with back-to-back TKO finishes of Greg Hardy and Augusto Sakai.
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