Derrick Lewis beats Marcos Rogerio de Lima in 33 SECONDS at UFC 291 – and then takes his SHORTS off in a wild celebration in the octagon
- Lewis delivered a surprise flying knee just seconds after the opening bell rang
- After his victory was secured, he took off his trunks and ran around celebrating
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Heavyweight fighter Derrick Lewis started off his preliminary heavyweight bout hot at UFC 291 with a flying knee to the head of opponent Marcos ‘Pezao’ Rogerio de Lima.
With his opponent on the ground, Lewis continued to pound away at him until the referee stopped the fight just 30 seconds after the opening bell.
After his victory, Lewis went wild, pounding the mat in the octagon before eventually taking his shorts off and running around in his underwear.
The switched flying knee from Lewis struck Pezao right in the head and sent him to the mat early.
On top of him, Lewis continued to throw punches aiming right at the head of his Brazilian counterpart.
Derrick Lewis went wild in the octagon after winning his heavyweight bout in just 33 seconds
Lewis (blue trunks) started by delivering a flying knee just seconds after the opening bell
After his win, he stripped out of his shorts and danced in front of the crowd in Utah
With this victory, Lewis claimed sole possession of the UFC record for the most knockouts with 14, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
After the bout, the New Orleans-based fighter – nicknamed ‘The Black Beast’ – joked about how he got his victory.
‘I just wanted to throw some bulls**t and see if it landed, and it did,’ Lewis said.
With this victory, Lewis now moves his record to 27-11 throughout his 13 year mixed martial arts career.