Francis Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis 2 Fight Postponed
One of the most interesting rematches in UFC Heavyweight history between current heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou (16-3-0) and #2 UFC heavyweight contender Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis has delayed from UFC 265 on August 7th in Houston, Texas. There were scheduling problems and the long-awaited rematch has been postponed until at least September.
Nothing is finalized at the moment, but the new fight will possibly happen at UFC 266 on September 25. If the fight is added, UFC 266 will feature a championship triple-header.
Ngannou and Lewis initially met for the first time back in July 2018 at UFC 226, where the current titleholder dropped a forgettable unanimous decision loss to Lewis, in his second consecutive blemish following a January title challenge defeat to Stipe Miocic.
In the time since, Ngannou has racked up an astonishing five straight knockouts from his next fight fights, including stoppages of Curtis Blaydes, former champions, Cain Velasquez, and Junior dos Santos, Suriname kickboxer, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and in March of this year, headlined UFC 260 in a championship rematch opposite, Miocic, where Ngannou retained his belt.