Derrick Lewis Net Worth, Age, Height, Wife, Next Fight, IG

Derrick James Lewis commonly known as Derrick Lewis is a trained mixed martial artist from the United States. Fighter Derrick has undoubtedly earned a decent living from his profession. In this article we will discuss Derrick Lewis net worth.

He now owns the record for most knockouts in UFC history while competing in the Heavyweight division of the organization.

Derrick Lewis age
Derrick Lewis is 37 years old.
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Fighter Derrick has undoubtedly earned a decent living from his profession. This athlete is also known for his unconventional strategies and devastating finishes.

Derrick Lewis: Biography

Full name Derrick James Lewis
Nickname The Black Beast
Date of birth 7th Feb 1985
Birthplace New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Age 37
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Father’s name Under Review
Mother’s name Under Review
Profession Mixed martial  artist
Hobbies Boxing, Soccer, and working out in Gym
Nationality American
Residence Cypress, Texas, US
Division Heavyweight ( 256 lbs)
Rank Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Height 6 feet 11 inches – 1.91 meter
Weight 121 kg – 266 lbs
Body type Athletic Body
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Wife name April Davis
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity  Black
Sexuality Straight
Children 2 sons and 1 daughter
Networth $5 million
Salary $140,000
Source of Wealth MMA Career and Endorsements
Last Updated July 2022

Derrick Lewis Net Worth

According to research, Derrick Lewis’s net worth is over $5 million. He had estimated $3,931,000 throughout his UFC career earning as of July 2022.

It is noteworthy that the black beast a championship tournament winnings make up the vast majority of his income. Lewis won a massive $315,000 in his match against Aleksei Oleinik in 2020.

However, his fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 230 earned him the largest appearance purse of $530,000. The following table shows his total career earnings from his UFC games.

Fighter Result Base Salary / Win Bonus Win Bonus Performance Bonus Sponsership / Inceptive Total
Curtis Blaydes W $150,000 $150,000 $50,000 $20,000 $370,000
Alexey Oleinik W $150,000 $150,000 $0 $15,000 $315,000
Ilir Latifi W $145,000 $145,000 $0 $15,000 $305,000
Ciryl Gane L $500,000 $0 $200,000 $32,000 $732,000
Blagoy Ivanov W $140,000 $140,000 $0 $15,000 $295,000
Junior Dos Santos L $140,000 $0 $50,000 $15,000 $205,000
Daniel Cormier L $500,000 $0 $0 $30,000 $530,000
Alexander Volkov W $135,000 $135,000 $50,000 $10,000 $330,000
Travis Browne W $41,000 $41,000 $50,000 $10,000 $142,000
Shamil Abdurakhimov W $37,000 $37,000 $0 $5,000 $79,000
Roy Nelson W $33,000 $33,000 $0 $5,000 $71,000
Gabriel Gonzaga W $29,000 $29,000 $50,000 $5,000 $113,000
Damian Grabowski W $25,000 $25,000 $0 $5,000 $55,000
Francis Ngannou W $130,000 $130,000 $0 $10,000 $270,000
Mark Hunt L $125,000 $0 $50,000 $10,000 $185,000
Marcin Tybura W $125,000 $125,000 $50,000 $10,000 $310,000
Shawn Jordan L $20,000 $0 $10k $30,000
Matt Mitrione L $15,000 $0 $10,000 $25,000
Viktor Pešta W $20,000 $20,000 $0 $5,000 $45,000
Ruan Potts W $15,000 $15,000 $10,000 $40,000
Guto Inocente W $10,000 $10k $10,000 $30,000
Jack May W $8,000 $8,000 $10,000 $26,000

‘The Black Beast’ UFC earning is $4.5 million.

Derrick Lewis Net Worth in Different Currencies

Name of the currency Value of Net Worth
Bitcoin 244.36 BTC
Litecoin 98135 LTC
Ethereum 4365.10 ETH
Dogecoin 76860950 DOGE
Indian Currency Rs. 396,982,500

Cars and Houses

Generally, UFC fighters are known for possessing grand and expensive cars. Trucks are pretty common around the south so Lewis having one of those is to be expected. However, what’s not common is a Twin Turbo Lamborghini Huracan.

Derrick Lewis nicknamed  ‘The Black Beast’ owns multiple vehicles.

In February 2019 ‘The Black Beast’ was seen driving Lamborghini Huracan in Houston, Texas. The price of Lamborgini Huracan is $150,000.

Derrick Lewis Net worth
Derrick Lewis has a net worth of $5 million.
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Fighter Lewis also owns a 4×4 Chevrolet truck which he used to rescue people back in 2017 when the city was hit by Hurricane.

Similarly, Derrick is the owner of a T-Rex vehicle that is custom-made for him and costs $125,000. He also owns a Mercedes GTS.

In addition, earning a high income has benefited him and his family so that they are living a good lifestyle.


At UFC 230, “The Black Beast ” made a comeback after signing an endorsement partnership with Popey, Louisiana kitchen. Since then, Lewis has supported various brands.

Surprisingly, the UFC wrestler revealed that he will receive free meals there for the rest of his life.

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Following UFC 230, a restaurant said that if Derrick Lewis wins, all customers will receive free meals.

The Beast is also sponsored by many companies such as Venom,, MyBookie MMA, NIPYATA,,  and many more.

However, Derrick started off by competing in the LFC, RFA, IMKF, BFC, IXFA, and WG. He made more than $4.5 million from the UFC including wages, salaries, earnings, and bonuses.

This athlete has been earning $500,000 from endorsements.

Humanitarian Work

In 2017, Derrick Lewis saved the life of more than 100 Americans during the flood caused by Hurricane Harvey.

The Black Beast used his resources to ensure that other people were safe. Even though his home was fine, Derrick took the courage and helped them.

He used his enormous Chevrolet 4×4 truck to rescue more than 100 people from Houston, Texas.

Derrick Lewis Wife and Kids

In 2017, ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis married his long-time girlfriend April Davis in Honolulu, Hawaii. In their 5 years of marriage, this partner has three children, two sons, and a daughter.

Derrick Lewis Wife
Derrick Lewis with his wife April Davis.
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According to April, Derrick’s cousin Kendrick introduced her to Derrick when asked how they first met. At first, they used to speak on the phone when they didn’t have a clue how fast they have fallen for each other.

Early Life

0n 7th February 1985 Derrick James Lewis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born as the second child in the family and has 6 siblings.

Derrick Lewis’s behavior was very aggressive and short temper.  During his childhood, he has to go through hard times. Including Derrick, his six siblings were raised by his single mother which was a tough job.


Before, moving to Kilgore college he completed his high schooling in Cypress Springs. This athlete was not much interested in his studies but was passionate about sports.

However, Derrick Lewis was a promising footballer who received a scholarship to pursue his education.

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American fighter Lewis received a five-year jail sentence for breaking his probation while he was enrolled at Kilgore College. After serving his sentence Lewis didn’t return to college. Later on, he worked as a tow truck driver and resumed boxing.

Derrick Lewis Tattoos

Tattoos hold the history for thousands of years. People are expressing and identifying themselves through their tattoos. This helps others in understanding their ideologies, customs, and causes. In fact, tattoos stand for uniqueness and freedom of choice.

Derrick Lewis Tattoos
Derrick Lewis after winning a match where we can see his tattoos.
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Derrick Lewis has many inscriptions on his body. Among them his chest inked followed by a pair of gloves has intense meaning. Simply, the tattoos are the symbol of victory as well as self-control.

Meanwhile, boxing gloves represent his passion for boxing.


Lewis was the second oldest of children raised by a single mother in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a child, he struggled and frequently engaged in street fighting. In the year 1999, his family moved to Houston, Texas because of his mother’s abusive relationship.

Derrick started boxing training at the age of 17 and was getting ready for his first amateur match but the gym suddenly closed. He was put on probation and charged with aggravated assault two weeks after receiving his high school diploma.

Lewis was only 19 years old when he was attracted to the police station. During that period, Lewis beat the ex-husband of the woman with whom he was dating back then.

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Fighter Lewis broke his probation two years later while enrolled in Kilgore College on a full football scholarship. Following this, he was given a five-year jail sentence, but only served three and a half of them.

Under the instruction of George Foreman Derrick continued learning boxing. After release from prison, he worked as a tow truck driver. After all, he was exposed to mixed martial arts by his friend. However, Lewis chose to concentrate on mixed martial arts.


Being born in February 1985, Derrick Lewis is 37 years old. He is an American heavyweight who defeated Nick Mitchell in his professional MMA debut. In April 2010 Derrick Lewis made his debut.

Derrick won the legacy FC Heavyweight Championship in August 2012 after defeating Jared Rosholt. In 2014, he defeated Jack May to make his UFC debut. In April 2016 he gave his best effort to get a win over Gabriel Gonzaga.

Derrick had consecutive fights of the nights, defeating Mark Hunt in June 2017 after defeating Travis Browne in February 2017. Fighter Lewis defeated Marcin Tybura in the performance of the night in February 2018.

Derrick Lewis records
Derrick Lewis has won 26 games out of 36 games that he had played for.
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Similarly, in October 2018 he defeated Alexander Volkov meanwhile he was defeated by Daniel Cormier in November 2018 for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Still having the fight of the night, he lost against Junior dos Santos in March 2019.

Bellator Fighting Championships

On May 21, 2021, he was supposed to make his professional debut at Bellator 45. His Bellator first fight was against Brazilian Thiago Santos which was canceled as Santos pulled his name because of an injury.

On June 25, 2011, Derrick faced Tony Johnson where he lost due to a unanimous decision.


On 28 August 2013, Derrick Lewis was scheduled to make his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night. However, he had to pull out his name because of an injury.

On 19 April 2014 Derrick made his debut at UFC on Fox: Werdum vs.Browne over Jack May where he won via TKO in the first round.

On 28 February 2015, Derrick faced Ruan Potts at UFC 184 where he got victory over him.  Derrick had a fight on April 10, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 86. After getting victory over, Gabriel Gonzaga Derrick earned his first performance of the night bonus.

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On 7 July 2016 Derrick won against Roy Nelson by a split decision. Likewise, on 7 August 2021, he faced Ciryl Gane where he lost through technical knockout in round three.

Derrick Lewis has played 36 games throughout his career. Meanwhile, he has got victories over 21 games and has lost only 9 games.

Among them, he won 21 games by knockout whereas he has lost 6 matches in the knockout.

Lewis won and lost the same number of matches ( 1 ) by submission. Likewise, this athlete has won 4 and lost 2 matches by decision.

Social Media Presence

Instagram: 2.2 million followers

Interesting Facts

  • Holds the record for most knockouts in UFC history as well as in UFC Heavyweight history individually (13)
  • Derrick Lewis was awarded Performance of the Night four times.
  • He also won Fight of the Night three times
  • His body weighs 121 kg which is 266 lbs.


  • What is Derrick Lewis Net Worth?

Derrick Lewis net worth is $5 million. He is one of the richest fighters .

  • How tall is Derrick Lewis?

The Black Beast is 6 feet 3 in tall which is 1.91 meters.

  • How old is Derrick Lewis? 

Being born on 7th February 1985, Derrick is now 37 years old.