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Ilir Latifi trashes judges for Derrick Lewis decision: ‘They robbed me’

At UFC 247, long-time UFC light heavyweight contender Ilir Latifi moved up to the heavyweight division to battle Derrick Lewis.
While Latifi put up a good fight, he ultimately lost a …read more

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Ilir Latifi rips judges who ‘robbed’ him at UFC 247: ‘Derrick Lewis knows he lost that night’ 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ilir Latifi understands how to accept a loss, but there’s no way he’s conceding defeat after coming out on the wrong end of a judges’ …read more

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Ilir Latifi reacts to Derrick Lewis loss at UFC 247, suggests trainers or fighters serve as judges

Add Ilir Latifi to the list of fighters that think they were wronged by the judges in Houston.
Latifi (14-8 MMA, 7-6 UFC) opened up the main card of this past …read more

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UFC Heavyweight Derrick Lewis Reveals He’s Dealing With Serious Medical Issue

UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis says he’s been dealing with a serious medical issue. Lewis was seen in action this past Saturday night (Feb. 8). He collided with Ilir Latifi. “The …read more

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Derrick Lewis reveals 'life or death' medical condition that needs addressing following UFC 247

Derrick Lewis has revealed that he’s been battling with a serious health issue.
Lewis (23-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC) picked up a win over Ilir Latifi in the main card opener of …read more

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Morning Report: Derrick Lewis reveals he’s been battling a potentially ‘life or death’ medical issue for ‘over a year’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Last weekend at UFC 247, Derrick Lewis won a hard-fought decision over Ilir Latifi to move to move to 14-5 in the UFC heavyweight division. …read more

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'Mystic Beast'? Derrick Lewis' controversial decision call comes to fruition at UFC 247

Derrick Lewis smelled a home cooking for UFC 247.
Lewis (23-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC) welcomed Ilir Latifi to the heavyweight division in the UFC 247 main card opener and won a …read more

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Derrick Lewis ready to step in as UFC Columbus replacement after UFC 247 win

HOUSTON – Derrick Lewis beat Ilir Latifi with a unanimous decision Saturday to open up the main card at UFC 247 in Houston.
Take a look inside the fight with Lewis, …read more

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Twitter reacts to Derrick Lewis' hometown victory over Ilir Latifi at UFC 247

Derrick Lewis gave Ilir Latifi an unsuccessful introduction to the heavyweight division on Saturday at UFC 247.
Lewis (23-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC) took another step up the division’s all-time wins list …read more

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Pros react to Derrick Lewis defeating Ilir Latifi at UFC 247

A heavyweight bout featuring former title challenger Derrick Lewis against Ilir Latifi took place on the main card of tonight’s UFC 247 event.
Lewis (22-7 MMA) was most previously seen in …read more

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UFC 247 results: Derrick Lewis rallies for unanimous decision win over game Ilir Latifi

At UFC 247, Derrick Lewis turned a win into a winning streak.
A hometown favorite in Houston, Lewis (23-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC) defeated heavyweight debutant Ilir Latifi by unanimous decision with …read more

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Derrick Lewis outlasts Ilir Latifi’s clinches to take the nod at UFC 247

Derrick Lewis narrowly escaped Ilir Latifi in the former 205-pounder’s heavyweight debut at UFC 247.
Though it appeared the Latifi might use his Greco-Roman wrestling skills to steal the fight from …read more

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UFC 247 results: Derrick Lewis thrills hometown crowd with unanimous decision win over Ilir Latifi

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

There was no way Derrick Lewis was going to leave his hometown without a win at UFC 247.
“The Black Beast” didn’t have an easy night, …read more

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Pros react to Derrick Lewis’ win over Ilir Latifi at UFC 247

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Derrick Lewis picked up a unanimous decision win over Ilir Latifi at UFC 247. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the …read more

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Posted on February 9, 2020, 4:16 am By
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UFC 247 Results: Derrick Lewis defeats Ilir Latifi (Highlights)

A heavyweight bout featuring former title challenger Derrick Lewis taking on Ilir Latifi takes place on the main card of tonight’s UFC 247 event.
Lewis (22-7 MMA) was last seen in …read more

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UFC 247 live blog: Derrick Lewis vs. Ilir Latifi

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This is the UFC 247 live blog for Derrick Lewis vs. Ilir Latifi, a heavyweight bout on Saturday’s fight card at Toyota Center in …read more

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Ilir Latifi believes heavyweight move is permanent after weight cuts ‘took a toll’ on his body 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ilir Latifi won’t be the biggest heavyweight when he makes his debut in the division this weekend at UFC 247 but at least he’ll be …read more

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Posted on February 8, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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Diggin’ Deep on UFC 247: Main card preview

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Get the scoop on the main card action of UFC 247, featuring heavy hitting fan favorite Derrick Lewis welcoming longtime 205er Ilir Latifi to …read more

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Derrick Lewis makes comical UFC 247 prediction change, sees 'controversial' win

HOUSTON – Derrick Lewis is walking back his prediction of a first-round knockout against Ilir Latifi at UFC 247. Maybe.
After stating on Wednesday that he hopes to finish the fight …read more

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Video: Derrick Lewis jokes that he will beat Ilir Latifi by ‘controversial decision’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

HOUSTON — At media day for UFC 247, heavyweight Derrick Lewis runs down his top picks from the Houston music scene, talks about how the …read more

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Ilir Latifi taking wait-and-see approach to heavyweight move before UFC 247

HOUSTON – Ilir Latifi is certainly enjoying life as a heavyweight, but he’s not ruling out a move back down to 205 pounds, either.
Latifi (14-7 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will make …read more

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Derrick Lewis wants a hometown first-round knockout at UFC 247

HOUSTON – Derrick Lewis is undefeated in his home state of Texas, and he plans on keeping it that way.
Lewis (22-7 MMA, 13-5 UFC) faces Ilir Latifi this Saturday at …read more

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Ilir Latifi says he’s coming for the heavyweight division and it starts with Derrick Lewis

Ilir Latifi always wanted to fight Derrick Lewis and now he has gotten his wish.
On the main card of UFC 247, Latifi will move up in weight to battle Lewis.
When …read more

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UFC 247 Clash: Lewis Vs. Latifi!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight scrappers Derrick Lewis and Ilir Latifi will go to war this Saturday (Feb. 8, 2020) at UFC 247 from …read more

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Ilir Latifi believes teammate Alexander Gustafsson will fight again ‘very soon’

Ilir Latifi expects Alexander Gustafsson to fight again soon.
Shortly after Gustafsson was submitted by Anthony Smith in the main event of UFC Stockholm he announced his retirement. Yet many thought …read more

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Derrick Lewis Says American Top Team Thinks They’ve Figured Him Out

Derrick Lewis believes the folks at American Top Team feel they have a formula to beat him. Lewis is scheduled to take on Ilir Latifi on Feb. 8 at UFC …read more

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Derrick Lewis: American Top Team has a hit out on me, UFC 247 is no different

When Derrick Lewis takes on Ilir Latifi at UFC 247, it won’t be the first time he’s squared off with a member of American Top Team.
In 2015, Lewis took on …read more

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