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Derrick Lewis Set to Clash with Rodrigo Nascimento in UFC St. Louis Main Event


Derrick Lewis Set to Clash with Rodrigo Nascimento
Derrick Lewis

The heavyweight division is set to shake up UFC St. Louis as Derrick Lewis prepares to go head-to-head with Rodrigo Nascimento in a highly anticipated main event showdown, promising an action-packed night for fight fans.


Announced recently by the UFC, Lewis versus Nascimento will headline the event scheduled for May 11 at the Enterprise Center, marking a significant return to St. Louis for the promotion.


Lewis, known for his explosive fighting style and knockout power, enters the octagon with a record of 27 wins, 12 losses, and 1 no-contest. Despite facing some setbacks in his recent fights with four losses in his last five bouts, Lewis remains a formidable force in the heavyweight division. His highlight-reel finish against Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 291 showcased his ability to end fights spectacularly, making him a fan favorite and a constant threat to his opponents.


On the other side of the cage, Nascimento brings his impressive record of 11 wins, 1 loss, and 1 no contest. The Brazilian heavyweight has been on a solid streak with three consecutive decision victories, including notable wins over Tanner Boser, Ilir Latifi, and Don’Tale Mayes. Nascimento's technical skills combined with his determination to climb the ranks make him a formidable challenger for Lewis.


The matchup between Lewis and Nascimento promises to deliver fireworks, with both fighters eager to make a statement in the heavyweight division. Lewis, known for his devastating knockouts, will be looking to bounce back from his recent losses and reassert his dominance in the division. Meanwhile, Nascimento aims to solidify his position as a rising star with a victory over a seasoned veteran like Lewis.


UFC St. Louis is gearing up to be an unforgettable event for MMA enthusiasts, with the heavyweight clash between Lewis and Nascimento taking center stage and promising a night of thrilling action and fierce competition.


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