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Pic: Houston dedicates mural to Derrick Lewis, paints Ilir Latifi instead?

His brush was hot.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight smashing machine, Derrick Lewis, is a pretty big deal in Texas, where he not only saved a bunch of children from hurricane flood waters, but also shilled for that mattress dude who took a bath in the 2019 World Series.

That’s why “Black Beast” was honored with his own mural in Houston, though I can’t help but wonder if the artist charged with handling the likeness got the UFC 247 bout sheet mixed up and painted his opponent, Ilir Latifi, instead.

Have a look:

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Lewis and Latifi go to war on the UFC 247 pay-per-view (PPV) main card this Sat. night (Feb. 8, 2020) inside Houston’s Toyota Center (preview their fight here).

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 247 fight card RIGHT HERE, starting with the ESPN+/Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

For much more on UFC 247 check out our comprehensive “Jones vs. Reyes” news archive by clicking here.

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