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UFC partners with heavyweight Derrick Lewis, donates $10K to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

The UFC announced today that it has joined forces with heavyweight Derrick Lewis (18-5-0, 1NC) to support the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston Texas, starting with a $10,000 USD donation.

Hurricane Harvey is the first hurricane to make U.S. landfall since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. It arrived Aug. 25 and to date has dropped for than 1000mm of rain with 48 deaths to date. Damages and economic losses have been forecasted to be from $10 billion to $160 billion.

Lewis has estimated he has pulled more than 100 people from the floodwaters himself and his Instagram account shows some touching moments of assistance.

Lewis is currently training for his return match against former champion Fabricio Werdum at UFC 216 in October.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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