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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Jermell Charlo Vs Tim Tszyu, News, and Predictions

A piece of news that shocked the boxing world is the cancellation of the undisputed fight between Jermell Charlo and Tim Tszyu. The American Jermell Charlo, in a statement released by him and his team, made it known that he fractured his hand during sparring in preparation for the scheduled fight against the Australian Challenger Tszyu. Reports claim the injury was serious and could take out the champ for about two months. The challenger, Tim Tszyu, was disappointed that he had to wait longer to have a go at the undisputed welterweight titles. 

Tim Tszyu’s Road to the Top

Tim Tszyu had something to prove at every stage of his career as a professional boxer for one reason; his father. Tim Tszyu is the son of former undisputed light-welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu. The highlight of Tim’s career is his striving to box his way out of his father’s shadows. The Australian native, whose parents are Russian, is rated number one in Australia. 

  • Tszyu made his professional debut in December 2016 when he won a unanimous decision over Zorran Cassidy. In his sixth fight, he defeated Wade Ryan by Unanimous Decision to capture the WBC-ABCO Continental light-middleweight title.
  • His most recent match occurred at The Armory in Minneapolis versus 2012 Olympian Terrell Gausha, who was making his American debut. Tszyu was knocked out in the first round but bounced back to dominate the second round and win by unanimous decision.

Tim Tszyu has won all his 21 professional fights, and fifteen have been by knockouts. He is a gifted boxer who remains gutted to be deprived of his shot at the undisputed title. 

Jermell Charlo’s Road to the Top

In boxing, Jermell DeAvante Charlo has accomplished quite a bit. He is an American professional boxer who has held the WBO, WBC, WBA (Super), IBF, and Ring magazine belts since September 2020. He is presently the undisputed super welterweight world champion. Jermall Charlo, his identical twin brother, is also a professional boxer and an unbeaten world champion. Jermell did not just achieve all these overnight; he toiled and fought through obstacles to get there. 

  • Charlo’s ascent to fame began when he competed against John Jackson (20-2, 15 KOs) for the vacant WBC light middleweight belt. The title was left open after Floyd Mayweather Jr. retired. Charlo was severely lagging after the first seven rounds, having only won one round, according to the scores of all three judges. When Charlo finally caught Jackson in round 8, he could not recover in time, and the referee ran in to save him.
  • He went on to compete against unbeaten WBO light middleweight champion Brian Castano for the undisputed title. A hard-fought battle between them resulted in a split tie. 
  • The most recent bout for Charlo involved a rematch with Castano. The battle was competitive, much like the first one, but in Round 10, Charlo scored two knockdowns, and Castano was seriously injured, so the referee had to halt it. With his WBA, WBC, and IBF light middleweight crowns, Charlo unified the WBO title.

Jermell Charlo Vs Tim Tszyu

Tim Tszyu and Jermell Charlo were scheduled to go up against each other on the showtime card in Las Vegas on January 28, 2023. However, Charlo was forced to postpone the title defense by at least two months after being diagnosed on December 23 with a left scaphoid fracture and a fractured 5th metacarpal base. Charlo sustained the injury during sparring. On Christmas Eve, word of the postponement was made public. 

What’s Next for Tim Tszyu?

Tony Harrison, a former WBC super welterweight world champion, will be Tszyu’s opponent. Harrison, ranked No. 2 by the WBC and No. 3 by the WBO, has a record of 29 wins, three losses, and a draw, 21 of which came by knockout. The one loss on Tszyu’s former opponent’s record, Jermell Charlo, comes from Harrison, who won a twelve-round battle for the WBC junior middleweight title in December 2018 by majority decision. Currently, Tszyu is authorized to compete for the WBO interim championship while Charlo is on medical leave. The fight will take place on March 12, 2023, in Australia.

What’s Next for Jermell Charlo?

Jermell Charlo, whose injury is tipped to take an average of 2 months to recover, will have to wait longer to defend his title. This is because Tim Tszyu already has a fight scheduled for March, which may automatically move their fight date to the year’s second half. 

One thing is for sure, Jermell vs Tim will happen this year, and it will be one of the most anticipated and exciting fights in the boxing world this year. Tim Tszyu looks to make history as the first Australian boxer to achieve undisputed world championship status during the 18-year four-belt period.

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Conor McGregor Finally Confirm UFC Comeback For 2023

“The Notorious” Connor McGregor has finally confirmed that he will return to the Octagon in early 2023. The Irishman will be making his first appearance in almost two years. The last time McGregor fought, he fractured his lower tibia and fibula. This was responsible for his year-long absence. It occurred in the third trilogy fight between him and Dustin Poirier. Here we will look at McGregor’s potential opponent for his in-ring return and when the fight is scheduled.

McGregor’s Last Appearance In The UFC

McGregor’s last UFC fight was against Dustin Poirier. McGregor first fought Poirier in 2014. He won that bout, and in January 2021, the two faced off again, with Poirier grasping the victory. This led to them initiating a trilogy that took place in July 2021.

  • As he attempted many leg kicks between roundhouse kicks in the opening exchanges of the bout, McGregor aggressively started the fight. However, Poirier countered calmly by launching a handful of his leg kicks.
  • Before Poirier forced the bout to the ground, the combatants exchanged a little back and forth. When McGregor’s brief choke attempt failed, Poirier was able to lay into the former two-division champion’s guard with a barrage of vicious elbows and punches.
  • When McGregor finally managed to stand up, Poirier hit him again with a combo. McGregor went on to launch a right hand, but as he moved back to escape the counter, he suffered a horrifying injury as he fractured his leg.
  • It became clear that McGregor’s leg had been shattered when Poirier stood up. The referee had to end the game, giving Poirier the victory via medical stoppage. 

McGregor’s Potential Weight Class

There have been doubts over the weight class McGregor would fit in since he has become a different man since his injury. While recovering, the Irishman has bulked up with a massive gain of muscle, and there’s potential that he might be looking to move up a weight class. 

  • Following his extreme body makeover, McGregor declared his ambition to fight in the welterweight class.
  • In the long run, that would put him in a position to topple Leon Edwards and become the first three-weight champion in UFC history. However, he must first defeat top-ranked opponents like Kamaru Usman, Khamzat Chimaev, Colby Covington, and Jorge Masvidal to earn a shot at the title.

McGregor’s Return Date

According to rumors, McGregor plans to fight again for the UFC in the first few months of 2023. His opponent is yet to be chosen, and there isn’t a set date. All that is now known is that he will return to the UFC this year against all odds. McGregor plans to fight in the first quarter of 2023 to allow himself plenty of time to be ready.

McGregor’s Potential Opponents

  • Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier have one of the most intense rivalries in MMA history, despite Poirier’s advantage in the series with two victories to McGregor’s. If McGregor will stay in the lightweight division, a potential fourth fight with Poirier would be a hot topic as they have unfinished business, especially due to how their last fight ended. McGregor is still determined to draw even.
  • After winning his final UFC fight of the year against Tony Ferguson, Nate Diaz formally became a free agent. A rumor suggests that the MMA legend might revisit the Octagon. Diaz and McGregor squared off in two of the most popular MMA events. Diaz won the first fight via submission, and McGregor evened the score by winning the sequel via decision. A third chapter in their narrative attracts a lot of attention.
  • Conor McGregor’s rematch with Michael Chandler is the one to watch if you enjoy nerve-wracking fights. As the three-time lightweight champion of Bellator MMA, Chandler joined the UFC in 2021 and has since gained a devoted following for his explosive brand of action. Chandler has been urging them to square off to make the match happen, and he even stated his willingness to move up to welterweight.

Looking at how McGregor is eager for his in-ring return, we believe Dana White will make it happen. Although there are doubts over how early he can get into a fight since the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) demands that McGregor submit to drug tests for six months before he engages in another bout, rumors have it that he might be an exception. However it may be, watch out for McGregor’s return to the Octagon. 

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