UFC's Derrick Lewis drove 136 mph in 50-mph zone in Harris Co., records allege

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A UFC fighter was arrested in Harris County for allegedly driving almost three times the posted speed limit.

Derrick Lewis, 38, was charged Wednesday with reckless driving, a misdemeanor charge.

Court records say Lewis, who claims Houston as his hometown, was driving 136 mph in a 50 mph zone on FM 2100 in a red Lamborghini. He allegedly passed a member of law enforcement while weaving in and out of traffic and making unsafe lane changes.

He was given a $100 personal recognizance bond and released from custody the same day as his arrest.

Lewis, whose nickname is "The Black Beast," is the all-time leader for knockouts in UFC heavyweight history, according to ESPN.

He is scheduled as the main event fight against Jailton Almeida on Saturday night in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Lewis' next court date is scheduled for Dec. 27.

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