Derrick Lewis Will Face Rodrigo Nascimento in UFC St. Louis Main Event

Derrick Lewis Will Face Rodrigo Nascimento in UFC St. Louis Main Event

Liam Lindsay|
March 30, 2024|

The UFC has officially announced the main event for UFC Fight Night 241, a ranked Heavyweight clash between Derrick Lewis and Rodrigo Nascimento. The event will take place on May 11th, 2024, at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

This five-round main event fight occurs in the Heavyweight (265 lbs) division.

Derrick Lewis holds a professional record of 27-12 (18-10 UFC), and is ranked #12 in the Heavyweight division. He holds credible wins over Curtis Blaydes, Alexander Volkov, and Francis Ngannou.

Rodrigo Nascimento is the #15 ranked Heavyweight and has a professional record of 11-1-1NC (4-1-1NC UFC). He has notable wins over Ilir Latifi, Tanner Boser, and Don'Tale Mayes.

Offical odds have yet to be released.

Derrick Lewis has hosted many prominent events in the UFC, but this will be Rodrigo Nascimento's first scheduled five-round fight. Lewis holds incredible knockout power, which is showcased in his finishes over the top 10 Heavyweights Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov.

Rodrigo Nascimento has yet to be tested against the top-15 but has showcased his well-rounded skillset in his bouts vs. Boser, Latifi, and Mayes.

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