Derrick Lewis Net Worth 2023 | Salary, Earnings, Endorsements


Derrick Lewis is an American mixed martial artist. He competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight division. Lewis currently holds the record for UFC’s most KO wins (13). As of writing, he is #10 in the UFC heavyweight rankings. His estimated net worth is $1.5 million. You can follow Derrick Lewis’ net worth, salary, earnings, career, MMA record, wife, and more here.

About Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis was born on February 7, 1985, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He was brought up among seven siblings by a single mother. He struggled in his childhood.

Early Life

At the age of 17, Lewis began training in Boxing. After high school, he was charged with aggravated assault and later sentenced to five years in prison. Lewis eventually served three and a half and later pursued a career in mixed martial arts.

MMA Career

Derrick Lewis made his professional MMA debut in April 2010. Nicknamed “The Black Beast”, Lewis is currently holding the record for most knockouts in UFC (13) as of writing. The 38-year-old American has a 26-11 record, with 1 no-contest and 21 KOs. 

Derrick Lewis is a former UFC Heavyweight Championship challenger. In his UFC career, “The Black Beast” won the Performance of the Night bonus four times.

On 4 February 2023, in the UFC Fight Night’s main event, he lost to Sergey Spivak via submission. Currently, he is on a 3-fight losing streak.

He lost in UFC 277, in July 2022, against Sergei Pavlovic via TKO (punches) in the first round.

Before joining UFC, Lewis played in Bellator MMA and Legacy FC. He is a former Legacy FC heavyweight champion.

Derrick Lewis’ Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings

In 2023, UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis’ net worth is $1.5 million. His prime sources of earnings are his fight purse and pay-per-view bonus. Moreover, he earns a huge portion from sponsorship deals.

In his lengthy UFC career, Lewis was named for the Performance of the Night bonus four times. UFC awards $50,000 as a Performance of the Night bonus.

He has estimated career earnings of more than $5.5 million as of writing. At UFC 265 in August 2021, he earned a whopping $732,000 in his defeat against Ciryl Gane.


Derrick Lewis’ salary is not publicly disclosed, as fighters’ pay is not always made public. A player’s earnings depend on several factors, including the fighter’s contract, the event, the opponent, and the performance. Moreover, a fighter can earn sponsorships and bonuses.

The base pay for UFC fighters starts at $10,000 and can go up to $500,000 or more for the top fighters.


The Black Beast has been endorsed by Popeyes Chicken.

Personal Details

Full NameDerrick Lewis
NicknameThe Black Beast
Date of BirthFebruary 7, 1985
Birth PlaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Nationality American
Age 38
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight265 lb (120kg)
Division Heavyweight 
Reach79 in
Promotion UFC
MMA Record26-11, 21 KOs, 1 NC
Net Worth$1.5 million
Relationship StatusMarried
SpouseApril Davis


UFC heavyweight Lewis’s gorgeous wife is April Davis. April was his long-term girlfriend. The couple got married in April 2017.

Derrick Lewis Wife
Derrick Lewis and his wife.

They are blessed with two sons and a daughter.   


Born on February 7, 1985, he is 38 years old.

Height and Weight

He is 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) tall and 265 lb. He competes in the UFC heavyweight division.

MMA Record

Total Fights38
Win by KO21
No Contest1


What is Derrick Lewis’ Net Worth in 2023?

In 2023, his net worth will be $1.5 million.

Where is he from?

He is from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.


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