Mick Maynard’s Shoes: What’s next for Derrick Lewis after UFC Fight Night 231 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Mick Maynard’s Shoes: What’s next for Jailton Almeida after UFC Fight Night 231 win?)

Derrick Lewis once again struggled against high-level grappling on Saturday when he succumbed to a lopsided defeat against Jailton Almeida at UFC Fight Night 231.

Lewis (27-12 MMA, 18-10 UFC) had no answers to the superior top control of Almeida (20-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC) over the course of five rounds. He survived until the final bell, but lost a unanimous decision in the main event at Ginasio Do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo.

With the defeat, Lewis now is 1-4 in his past five fights. What’s next for the 38-year-old? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on his future after UFC Fight Night 231.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 231.

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Nov 4, 2023; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Derrick Lewis (blue gloves) reacts after losing to Jailton Almeida…

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Jailton Almeida def. Derrick Lewis, UFC Fight Night 231 Scorecard

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