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Rakim Cleveland vs. Derrick Lewis II

Main Card | Heavyweight · 265 lbs

Derrick Lewis defeats Rakim Cleveland via KO/TKO at 1:28 of Round 3

Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis
Rakim "The Boogeyman" Cleveland

Round 3

Derrick Lewis Rakim Cleveland

"The Black Beast" "The Boogeyman"

5-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   2-1-0
Climbed to 6-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 2-2
-185 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +145 (Slight Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Houston, Texas   Fighting out of   Des Moines, Iowa
26 years, 10 months, 2 days   Age at Fight   22 years, 7 months
6'3" (191cm)   Height   6'3" (191cm)
79.0" (201cm)   Reach   77.0" (196cm)
Silverback Fight Club   Gym   Roundkick Gym
Legacy FC 9
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Legacy FC 9: Macaco vs Bronzoulis
  • Date: Friday 12.16.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Patrick Patlan
  • Venue: Houston Arena Theater
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 6 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Bas Rutten, Michael Schiavello
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Bas Rutten
  • Cleveland Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Lewis Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Cleveland vs. Lewis II Wiki Update Wiki

Cleveland and Lewis took to the cage for the first bout of the main card.

Cleveland came out aggressive, pushing Lewis into the cage and exchanging strikes before whipping Lewis to the mat. Lewis got back to his feet and secured a takedown of his own, working from Cleveland's closed guard. Cleveland managed to get on top in a scramble and took Lewis's back, but Lewis stood up. Cleveland attempted to suplex Lewis but ended up on the bottom, pulling his opponent's shorts halfway down comically. On the restart, Lewis pounded away from the mount position and nearly finished the fight before the bell.

The fighter exchanged strikes to start the third round until Cleveland got Lewis to the mat and worked some strikes from side control. Lewis got back to his feet but remained on the defensive as Cleveland stalked him around the cage. Cleveland got another takedown in the center of the cage then moved into full mount before Lewis rolled him with a Kimura at the bell.

The pace slowed considerably in the third, with both fighters winging lazy strikes. Suddenly, Lewis took Cleveland down and finished him with hard strikes on the ground against the cage.

The official end came 1:28 into the first round.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:22 PM ET
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