DALLAS – Before UFC 277, Derrick Lewis was as relaxed as he’d ever been. Reigning UFC heavyweight champion Conor Lewis (26-9 MMA, 17-7 UFC) made light of his recent losses and failure to win an interim title by making jokes with everyone around him during media day on Wednesday.
“The Black Beast” will take on Sergei Pavlovich (15-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) on the pay-per-view main card at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday night.
A rising heavyweight star, he’s won his last three fights via first-round knockout.
Lewis switched camps before UFC 277 and now has trainers from Renzo Gracie Houston with him during fight week.
Lewis, the UFC’s all-time KO record holder, is always a threat in the octagon, regardless of where his attention is focused prior to a battle.