10 in those rankings. All but one of the strikes Lewis threw in the 21 seconds of the second round landed. He also shares the all-time UFC record with Anderson Silva, Matt Brown, Anthony Johnson and Thiago Santos. [10] During the tournament, Lewis played as a power forward, as the center was Terry Long. [9] His 241 rebounds made him the 7th best rebounder in the conference. I make my home in Baltimore, MD. Derrick Raymond Lewis[2] (born August 1, 1966) is an American-French[1] former professional basketball player. [2], Lewis was confirmed as a starter for his sophomore year, and was the only player on the roster to start all 33 games. [21] In May he was invited to the US national team trials to be part of the squad for the 1988 Summer Olympics;[22] he did not make the team. After the end of his senior season at Maryland, Lewis was automatically eligible for the 1988 NBA draft. He also finished third in ACC Player of the Year voting with 7 votes, behind Kenny Smith and Horace Grant. Lewis signed with Le Havre in 2002 and he was selected as a starter. Lewis did not know that Oleinik usually spends the time between rounds on his back with his feet against the cage. After one season in the Continental Basketball Association, Lewis moved to France where he played for 15 seasons, 13 of which in the LNB Pro A, the top level of French basketball, where he was a 5-time blocks leader and a 2-time All-Star. Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik were both on two-fight winning streaks heading into Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 32 main event. [3] He also ranks second in career blocks per game average (2.7) behind Joe Smith (3.0). Aleksei “The Boa Constrictor” Oleinik comes into this fight with a 59-13-1 overall record and coming into this fight he has won two of them in a row. heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 08, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Three times Oleinik’s UFC winning streaks have ended with knockout losses. [8][9] On February 24 he posted a career-high 14 rebounds against Wake Forest. Looking for a movie the entire family can enjoy? Aleksei Oleinik and Derrick Lewis face off in a heavyweight showdown for the main event of UFC Fight Night 174 at the UFX Apex in Las Vegas. [4], As a high school senior, Lewis was ranked among the best players in the nation, with the Knoxville News Sentinel ranking him number 6th overall. Oleinik’s loss marked the fourth time he had won two-straight fights and failed to make it to three straight. He also appeared in 12 Euroleague games, playing 13 minutes per game with averages of 3.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.9 steals. [17] He recorded 55 blocks in the season,[9] reaching a career total of 339. [8] After coming off the bench for the first three games of the season,[2] Driesell made him the starting center of the team: he was only the second freshman to start as a center during Driesell's stint as a coach at Maryland. Lewis was born in Tarboro, North Carolina to Gertie and Robert Lewis. [15] At the end of the season he was selected in the All-ACC Second Team with 69 votes. Derrick Lewis Guto Inocente 0 0 6 6 1 0 0 0 The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. [3] He was drafted in the third round of the 1988 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls (62nd overall), but he did not play in the NBA. When Oleinik stood to fight in the second stanza, Lewis said he was inspired by what he saw between rounds. [4] In his junior season, Lewis averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks per game, and was selected in the All-Metro First Team by the Washington Post. [1][30] He stayed with Reims for the following season where he played 11 games, with averages of 14 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.7 blocks, again leading the league in blocks. [29] At the end of the season, Lewis was named in the CBA All-Defensive First Team. [4] He also earned recognition at national level, being named a second-team Parade All-American selection,[5] and was selected to play in two high school all-star games: the Capital Classic[6] and the McDonald's All-American Game. In 1989, Lewis moved to France for the first time in his career, and signed for Reims Champagne Basket, a team that competed in the Nationale A1, the first level of French basketball. Once Lewis decided he would not go out via submission he lasted out the round. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. In 2001 Lewis signed with Pau-Orthez, the team that had won the league title the previous season and was due to participate in the 2001–02 Euroleague. [8] On November 21, 1984, in a Great Alaska Shootout game against Tennessee, Lewis recorded a career-high 10 blocks; he tied the mark later in the season, posting another 10-block game against Towson State on January 21, 1985. Despite Lewis' performances, Nancy ended 13th out of 14 teams in the Pro A, barely avoiding relegation. He scored a total of 3,773 points, 2,443 rebounds, 715 assists and 533 blocks in the Pro A. 4 ranked fighter in the official UFC heavyweight rankings, was favored over Oleinik, who checked in at No.

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