Derrick Lewis: Net Worth, Relation, Age, Full Bio & More

Derrick Lewis, whose original name is Derrick James Lewis. He is an American professional mixed martial artist. To know him better, go through this article.

Who is Derrick Lewis? 

Derrick Lewis is popularly known as Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis. This heavyweight and 6 feet 3-inch man was born on 7 th February 1986 in Cypress, Texas, in the USA. He has seven siblings, and his mother raised them all as single mothers. As he was facing many problems during his childhood, he was sometimes involved in street fighting. At the age of 17, he started to train as a boxer. 

Lewis was going through lots of things during his teenage age. When he was in college, He went to prison for three years, and after coming out, he decided to continue himself as a mixed martial art fighter. 

He started his career as a mixed martial art fighter in 2009, and his debut was against Jay Ross. Lewis was the winner of some championships like the Bellator Fighting Championship in 2011 and the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2013.

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Quick Bio

Real NameDerrick James Lewis
First NameDerrick
Last NameLewis
Nick NameThe Black Beast
Date of Birth  7th February 1986
GenderMale
Dating\ Girlfriend N\A
BirthplaceCypress, Texas, USA
Age35 years old
OccupationMixed Martial Arts fighter
CountryUSA
NationalityAmerican
Birth signAquarius
Hair color Brown 
Eye color Black
Height 6 feet 3 inches
Weight265 IBS
Marital statusMarried
SpouseApril
ChildrenThree Children
FatherN\A
MotherN\A
SiblingsSeven siblings
Interest Watching movies and videos
Sexual orientationStraight
College Name Kilgore College
ReligionChristianity
OccupationMixed Martial Arts fighter
Famous forMixed Martial Arts
Net worth$1•5 million
Social MediaTwitter

The early life of Derrick Lewis

  • Derrick James Lewis was born in the USA. In an interview, he said that he grew up without his father. His mother was a single mother and raised all his seven children by herself. Since his childhood, he has participated in street fighting. 
  • When her mother decided to relocate with her children in 1999, Derrick Lewis enrolled himself as a boxer training. But soon, he was arrested by the police for an aggravated attack. He joined Kilgore college with a scholarship as a promising football player. Within two years of studies, he was sent to prison for five years. After three years of prison, he returned to boxing and joined as a low truck driver.

His career as a mixed martial arts fighter

  • Derrick Lewis decided to make his field in mixed martial arts. He was a street fighter in his childhood, and Lewis thought it was a big platform to show his talent and character and his cravings and thirst for street fighting. 
  • In 2009 he first debuted in Mixed Martial Arts against Jay Ross and failed, but Tim Buchanan suggested he become a professional mixed martial arts fighter.
  • Lewis grabbed all attention in the year 2010 when he won the Bellator Fighting Championship. This collaboration did not last long, and after winning six series of victories and the Legacy FC championship, he joined the UFC.

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Personal life

  • Derrick Lewis dated April for a long time, and they officially married in the year 2017. Derrick Lewis has three children with his wife though his two sons and daughter were born before marriage. He had a luxurious big fat wedding, and it took place in Hawaii. The media did not allow them to attend this ceremony as it was very private, and there were no photos in the media. 
  • There is also a rumor about his interest with his mixed martial arts colleague, but Lewis himself did not say anything about it.

Achievement as a mixed martial arts fighter

  • Derrick Lewis now becomes a popular and well-known name in the field of mixed martial arts fighters. As an art fighter, he achieved many things and won some big championships such as Legacy FC Heavyweight Champion in the year 2012 and Performance of the Night in the year 2016, and also he won Performance of the Night again in 2018.

Net worth

  • As Derrick Lewis is a well-known name and a celebrity in the USA, his net worth is $1.5 million. 

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