Derrick Lewis vs Marcos Rogerio De Lima Full Fight UFC 291 Part A
- Posted by unclebob on Jul 30, 2023
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Derrick Lewis vs Marcos Rogerio De Lima UFC 291 Salt Lake City Utah Fight Video Full HD Free Stream Replay Part A
Derrick Lewis, a fan favorite, takes the field against the steadily rising Marcos Rogerio de Lima in the lone heavyweight match at UFC 291 as the underdog.
After dropping three straight fights through a stoppage, former title challenger Lewis may have one last opportunity to reclaim contender status.
Is Lewis going to be a live dog on Saturday night, or will Lima advance further?
Let's dissect the major players who were elevated to the UFC 291 main card the night before the match.
Derrick Lewis, who is 38 years old and has fought in 38 professional matches, may be leaving the UFC. He has lost four of his last five fights, all by finish. His tenacity seems to be eroding.
Lewis never had much of an MMA fighting prowess. He is a legendary power puncher who has the incredible ability to intimidate strikers into low-volume staring matches by standing up to wrestler competitions.
Lewis' level of opposition has never mattered as much as those opponents' capacity to take a punch, even though he is stepping down in the competition here.
Lewis seems to be in a nightmare matchup with Marcos Rogerio de Lima. He can hammer Lewis with low kicks, which Lewis has previously displayed disdain for due to his relatively thin legs.
Lima has the option of grappling to see if he can keep a man on his back who has an average defensive takedown rate of 41% over the course of his career. The Brazilian has some underrated submission abilities, and I believe that his submission price( projected+ 485) is also undervalued. He also has a great round-robin booster.
Lima has a history of six finish losses, but this is not due to his inability to take blows. He has never defeated an opponent after the opening frame and tends to get tired the longer his fights last.