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American heavyweight (up to 120 kg) UFC fighter Derrick Lewis (25-7), famous for his striking power, spoke about his favorite knockout.
Derrick Lewis revealed that his knockout win over Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 was his personal favorite KO of his UFC career so far.
“That was (my favorite), yeah,” Lewis said. “The crowd made it real satisfying because of the way they reacted. And seeing the one guy from Guardians of the Galaxy, seeing his reaction made it all worthwhile.
“I was telling my coach in my camp. ‘I’m fighting a Russian guy, it would be cool to have one of those Rocky-type fights. And sure enough, it was a Rocky type fight. So crazy. It ended just like a Rocky movie.
“My manager at home, he fainted. Lou said he fainted, he couldn’t take it anymore,” Derrick Lewis said. “Everyone was so pumped about that, I heard the police were called because my neighbors, some fans, were just going so crazy.”
After losing for the better part of 3 rounds and being at a 82 significant strike differential, Derrick Lewis puts Alexander Volkov's lights out with only 11 seconds left. #UFCVegas6 pic.twitter.com/ANI0knapt2— BirksMMA (@BirksMMA) August 7, 2020