Main event botched: Derrick Lewis released from hospital as stomach issues clear up

According to reports, Derrick Lewis was hospitalized the night before his UFC Vegas 65 match against Sergey Spivak. He has been discharged from the hospital. The information was disclosed to MMA media by Dr. Jeff Davidson, a UFC employee.

Lewis withdrew from his bout against Sergey Spivak in the main event of UFC Vegas 65 due to health issues. The headliner had to be changed since Lewis was apparently hospitalized on the day of the event.

During the broadcast, commentator Brendan Fitzgerald made it clear that Lewis had to leave because of a “non-COVID, non-weight cutting illness.” The fact that Lewis was hospitalized because of stomach problems was also disclosed by Dr. Jeff Davidson.

Twitter was the first place where word of the main event’s cancellation spread. According to early accounts, Lewis continued to express a desire to compete after being discharged from the hospital.

This is yet another setback for Derrick Lewis, whose momentum recently put him in contention for the interim championship title shot. Since suffering a crushing third-round TKO defeat to Ciryl Gane, Lewis has struggled to recover. He has been going 1-3 in his last four.

The UFC’s intentions for the once-feared KO artist are still unknown after back-to-back knockout defeats.