Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Ivanov - 02/11/2019 Preview

Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Ivanov is one more great fight of Ultimate Fighting Championship. It is the heavyweight bout of UFC 244, which will take place in New York, United States. Both heavyweights will have a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this bout here below.

On the 2nd of November, UFC comes back to New York. At the Madison Square Garden former UFC Heavyweight title challenger Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis (21-7, 1NC) will share the octagon with #10 heavyweight in UFC Heavyweight Division Blagoy ‘Baga’ Ivanov (18-2, 1NC).

 

Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis

Derrick Lewis is coming off two straight losses. First, he challenged Daniel Cormier for the UFC Heavyweight title. Lewis lost that fight by submission. Then he fought Junior dos Santos but lost again – this time by TKO. Now he is definitely looking forward to snapping that losing streak and get back to the winning column. Lewis is really the beast, really tough. He can struggle all the fight, look fatigued or hurt but “The Black Beast” still can knock opponents out cold. It showed his impressive 3rd round knockout win Alexander Volkov back in UFC 229. Lewis keeps things simple- he likes to spend time eating shots or laying on his back in the fight. However, in those seconds when he throws hard punches Derrick Lewis is dangerous to anyone in the world.

 

Blagoy ‘Baga’ Ivanov

Blagoy Ivanov is coming off a unanimous decision win against Tai Tuivasa at UFC 238 back in June. Now he is on the two-fight winning streak. Ivanov hadn’t lost a fight since July 2018 and won 7 of his last 8 fights. ‘Baga’ is really dangerous fighter, who should not be underestimated. Ivanov is a powerful heavyweight – has real knockout power. His striking is also solid. Bulgarian is very physically strong – he likes clinch, also he has a Judo black belt.

 

Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Ivanov H2H

These fighters never met each other in the octagon.

 

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