Derrick Lewis vs. Serghei Spivac – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Vegas 65: Lewis vs. Spivac is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 19, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis will take on Serghei “Polar Bear” Spivac in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Vegas 65 card.

In this post, we will break down Derrick Lewis vs. Serghei Spivac matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 38-year-old, Derrick Lewis is coming in with a 26-10-0 (1 NC) record. Lewis will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 277: Pena vs. Nunes 2 in July.

Spivac, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Augusto Sakai on July 30, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Hill and holds a 15-3-0 record.

Derrick Lewis vs. Serghei Spivac
38
Age
28
6′ 3″
Height
6′ 3″
260 lbs.
Weight
260 lbs.
79″
Reach
78″
26-10-0 (1 NC)
Record
15-3-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Derrick Lewis has an orthodox fighting stance with a 79″ reach. The 28-year-old, Serghei Spivac is an orthodox fighter with a 78″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Derrick Lewis:
→ Lewis’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Lewis lands 2.57 significant strikes per minute.
→ Lewis’s takedown accuracy is 28%.
→ Lewis’s takedown average is 0.6 per 15 minutes.
→ Lewis’s takedown defense is 55%.

Lewis comes in with 50% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.57 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Spivac fires at 51% accuracy, landing about 3.79 significant strikes per minute. Derrick Lewis also has a 28% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.6 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Spivac’s 4.09 takedowns and 70% takedown accuracy.

Serghei Spivac:
→ Spivac’s striking accuracy is 51%.
→ Spivac lands 3.79 significant strikes per minute.
→ Spivac’s takedown accuracy is 63%.
→ Spivac’s takedown average is 4.09 per 15 minutes.
→ Spivac’s takedown defense is 70%.

Serghei spent on average 8:34 minutes in the Octagon and Derrick has an average fight time of 9:02 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Vegas 65 is live in , who do you think will win, Derrick or Serghei? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Vegas 65: Lewis vs. Spivac
Date
November 19, 2022
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Derrick Lewis vs. Serghei Spivac

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