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Midnight Mania! Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero was so bad it took the heat off Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou

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MMA: UFC 226-Ngannou vs Lewis Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

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Perhaps the most exciting part about MMA is its wildly unpredictable nature. There’s always a chance that the grappler lands a huge knockout blow or the massive underdog wins in just a couple minutes. Fights can vastly exceed expectations ... and sometimes absolutely fail to live up to them.

Derrick Lewis vs. Francis Ngannou is one such infamous example, as the two Heavyweight powerhouses were expected to trade huge power shots. Unfortunately, Ngannou’s confidence was shaken after his first UFC loss, while Lewis was dealing with injuries.

The result? An all-time bad staring match.

It’s been well over two years since that bout, but Lewis and Ngannou still get scorn occasionally thrown in their direction. However, Lewis is happy to report that since the dreadful Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero title fight back at UFC 248, Lewis’ place in history as one half of the worst fight ever has been stolen.

Lewis told Ariel Helwani, “I’m happy that it ended the way it did. You know, because, everybody was giving me and Francis hell for a long time, talking about our fight being the boringest fight ever. So, I’m glad they got to have beat us!”

Despite the general awfulness of the first fight, Lewis expressed interest in rematching Ngannou, promising the second fight would be much better. Until then, let’s solve this debate once and for all ...


Which was WORSE?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis
    (448 votes)
  • 49%
    Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero
    (440 votes)
888 votes total Vote Now


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