Derrick Lewis vows that his fight with UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou truly will be explosive this time. As mentioned by UFC president Dana White , Lewis (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) confirmed that he will be Ngannou’ first title defense and hopes the pair rematch in August. Their first bout at UFC 226 in 2018 was a dud . Both men were tentative, leaving fans utterly disappointed. Lewis got the win by unanimous decision but says there’s no way their rematch doesn’t deliver

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