Fight Derrick Lewis – Ilir Latifi will be held at UFC 247. This confrontation will lead the main card of the tournament, fighters will find out which one is stronger.

Lewis – Latifi date of battle: February 8th. Venue: Houston City, Toyota Center Arena. Weight category: heavy weight.

At what time Derrick Lewis vs Ilir Latifi plays?
The fight time is February 8, 2020, at 09:00 PM ET.

Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+, ESPN, and PPV

How many wins and losses Derrick Lewis has?
Derrick Lewis has 22 wins and 7 loss.

How many wins and losses Ilir Latifi has?
Ilir Latifi has 14 wins and 7 loss.

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Derrick Lewis

In 2018, the fighter reached the champion fight. Having beaten Marcin Tybura, Lewis met Francis Ngannou at UFC 226. In an incredibly boring fight that will go down in UFC history forever as one of the most disgusting fights, the American won. Lewis was extremely lucky at UFC 229. Our Alexander Volkov defeated the American for three rounds, but 20 seconds before the end of the battle Derrick managed to strike, which became fatal for our fighter.

Volkov went on a knockout, and Lewis – on the title. The rival of the fighter in the fight for the belt was Daniel Cormier. Athletes met at the 230th event, but the fight in the match did not work out. Cormier was better than Lewis in all respects.

But the “Black Beast” found strength and again went into the octagon with Blagoy Ivanov, over which he defeated in an equal battle by a separate decision. Of course, the main trump card in the asset of Lewis is his powerful blow, because with him he can knock out literally anyone.

Ilir Latifi

From the very first battle, Latifi came under the pressure of Gegard Mousasi, to whom he lost by unanimous decision. Having closed the defeat with two wins, the Swede loses to Jan Blahovic. The next stop on his winning path is Ryan Bader, who will knock out Ilira with a beautiful knee kick. The extreme winning streak of the light heavyweight fighter is in fights with Tyson Pedro and Ovince Saint-Priest.

Ilir won the UFC veteran with a bonus for the performance of the evening, but after that, he lost first to Corey Anderson, and then to Volcan Ozdemir. The extreme defeat became fatal for the athlete – he decides to go into the heavyweight category, and Derrick Lewis is put up against him.

Note that often the Scandinavian goes into the struggle and tries to conduct takedowns. By the way, he manages to transfer the opponent to the ground on average two to three times per meeting.

Derrick Lewis vs Ilir Latifi Prediction

Lewis will have a big advantage in the range of arms and legs, which, however, is a familiar phenomenon for him. Derrick is a bright knockout, few are able to withstand his blow. Latifi has a good box and also knows how to fight. However, in size, he is completely inferior to his opponent, plus Ilir has recently moved to heavyweight.

Derrick Lewis is a serious puncher and everyone is well aware of this. He is a natural heavyweight and makes excellent use of his large dimensions. Its disadvantages are inherent in the struggle, and he lost ahead of schedule too often. But to say that Derrick is not able to hold the blow would be completely wrong. Latifi is another matter, who performed in the light heavyweight and made a serious decision to try himself in heavyweight. This decision may turn out to be a fatal mistake because the Swede has certain problems with cardio, and he was repeatedly punched. But Ilir lost mainly to the tops, easily passable fighters in his career were rare.

Derrick Lewis will win ahead of schedule.