Lewis (21-6-0-1NC) is competing for the first time since losing to UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 230. Lewis had won three fights before the loss to Cormier, which included a third round knockout win over former Bellator MMA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Volkov at UFC 229. Lewis has picked up twenty one wins as a professional MMA fighter and eighteen of them have come by way of KO/TKO.
Dos Santos (20-5-0) enters the contest on the strength of a two fight winning streak, defeating the duo of Blagoy Ivanov and Tai Tuivasa. Dos Santos is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, defeating Cain Velasquez at UFC On Fox 1 to claim the gold. Dos Santos hasn’t suffered a loss in almost two years, with that last defeat coming against Stipe Miocic at UFC 211.
UFC Fight Night Wichita takes place on Saturday, March 9 from the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas with Derrick Lewis and Junior Dos Santos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.