In his second attempt to grab the UFC gold, Derrick Lewis failed to step up to the competition as he delivered a lackluster performance that saw him drop a stoppage loss against Ciryl Gane. In the process, Lewis failed to get his hands on the UFC’s interim heavyweight championship, once again denying the Black Beast the opportunity to hold the UFC title. In the past, Lewis has fought for the undisputed title once, losing to Daniel Cormier via submission.
Derrick Lewis is a huge name in the world of mixed martial arts and never fails to bring eyeballs to the game of MMA whenever he steps inside the cage. Needless to say, for a prizefighter like Lewis, the price must be right as well. Let’s take a look at Derrick Lewis’ fight purse for his outing against Ciryl Gane at UFC 265.
Derrick Lewis takes home a mammoth $700,000 as fight purse for the fight against Ciryl Gane at UFC 265
Derrick Lewis made a whopping $700,000 for his appearance against Ciryl Gane at UFC 265. Lewis and Gane engaged in a fairly lopsided affair, as Gane picked up a TKO win in the third round to become the new interim heavyweight champion of the world. He takes on Francis Ngannou next in January at UFC 270.
Ciryl Gane revealed that he pocketed a career-high $350,000 for the title fight against Derrick Lewis at UFC 265. Gane has become one of the brightest prospects in the UFC in such a short period of time, and many expect him to get his hands raised next month against Francis Ngannou at UFC 270 for the undisputed heavyweight championship.
“My purse was $350,000,” Gane said, speaking to the French outlet. “You take 30% tax, that’s $240,000. Converted into euros that’s €200,000. There is the 20% you give to your team … it remains around 160,000 euros ($188,000).”
Meanwhile, Derrick Lewis is scheduled to face the surging Chris Daukaus in the main event of the last UFC Fight Night event of 2020. Lewis is ranked #3 in the UFC’s heavyweight rankings and will look to maintain his position in the heavyweight rankings with a win over Daukaus this weekend.