UFC Fight Night: Lewis Vs Spivak, Fair Prediction

After a prior encounter was canceled between these two fighters, the fight will finally happen. Derrick Lewis is set to face Sergei Spivac, as their bout is slated to take place at the UFC Fight Night event on February 4, 2023. Lewis and Spivak will take the stage as the show’s main card. The UFC heavyweight rankings have Spivak at number twelve and Lewis at eight. Derrick Lewis, a former championship candidate, will test Spivak’s rise back up the heavyweight roster. 

Derrick Lewis’ Road to the Top

Derrick Lewis is indeed a known name in the UFC. For a man who holds the record for most knockouts in the UFC, he has made his mark in the history of mixed martial arts. In the UFC, he is 17-8, and in 13 of those 17 fights, he won via K.O. Now let’s look at how this man became the knock-out expertise he is now.

  • Lewis became a professional fighter in 2010 when he signed with Bellator MMA. After a couple of fights, he joined Legacy Fighting Alliance, where he posted a 6-0 fight record and left as the Legacy FC Heavyweight Champion to sign with the UFC.
  • Lewis’ first bout in the UFC ended in a win as he defeated Jack May in the first round by total knockout. Lewis went on to put up a lot of exciting performances since then. Still, he has yet to claim a UFC title; therefore, the only way to gauge his accomplishments is by looking at the list of opponents he has faced throughout his long career as a mixed martial artist. He has defeated well-known fighters, including Francis Ngannou, the current UFC heavyweight champion, Curtis Blaydes, and Alexander Volkov.

Sergey Spivak’s Road to the Top

Sergey “Polar Bear” Spivak, a male fighter from Moldova, is 28 years old. In the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Spivak is currently rated 12. His winning percentage is 15-3-0, and he has stopped seven of his opponents over those 15 victories and six via submissions. He has been stopped twice out of his three losses. His professional fights have lasted an average of 1.6 rounds.

  • At 19, Sergey Spivak made his professional mixed martial arts debut in September 2014 with the Ukrainian promotion Real Fight Promotion. He continued to compete in various fight promotions, amassing a 9-0 record as a professional MMA fighter.
  • Spivak has engaged in a total of 9 additional UFC fights since making his debut. His UFC record is 6-3-0 at this time. 
  • He also made history in his career by defeating Carlos Felipe on July 18, 2020, ending the champion’s unbeaten run. The battle went the distance, and Spivak, the early favorite, won by decision. Carlos Felipe had an 8-0-0 record before the fight. 

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Tale Of The Tape

Derrick Lewis

Age: 37

Fight: 37

Wins: 26

Losses: 10

Draws: 1

Knockouts: 21

Height: 6ft 3 In

Reach: 79 In


Sergey Spivak

Age: 28

Fight: 18

Wins: 15

Losses: 3

Draws: 0

Knockouts: 7

Height: 6ft 3 In

Reach: 78 In


Latest News About Lewis Vs Spivak

Lewis withdrew from their previous fight in 2022, hours before it began, due to gastrointestinal problems. The fans may rest easy knowing that the fight will take place as scheduled and that these two are ready to do anything to make it happen on January 4 finally.

  • Derrick Lewis’ last bout ended in a first-round TKO loss to Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 277 on July 30. It was the second in a row for the Black Beast, who was beaten at UFC 271 by Tai Tuivasa earlier. Lewis is now on a two-fight losing streak.
  • Sergey Spivak’s last bout was in the UFC Vegas 59 main event against Augusto Sakai, and he won. Before defeating Sakai, Spivak defeated Greg Hardy in the first round at UFC 272. Spivak won via a second-round TKO. He has now won five of his past six fights.

Predictions For The Fight

Spivak is a rising star. The younger of the two fighters, he might challenge for the title in 2023 if he wins this battle. Spivak’s life in the UFC didn’t get off to a great start, but he has significantly improved things for himself. With so much experience under his belt, Lewis, the underdog, may have just enough technicality to defeat Spivak and attempt to secure this crucial victory. There is no doubt that this bout will not go the distance. Lewis was seen lately to be in a much better shape and maybe more mobile than in previous battles, so Spivak might not have the speed edge here. 

  • The best pick for this fight is to back the money line. Take Lewis as the underdog to win. He has more experience and a ferocious punch power. He can also take a punch when needed, and seeing that it might be difficult for Spivak to get him on the mat, this fight favors him. The odds for Lewis to win stand at 2.90 (decimal) and +190 (American)

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