UFC fighter Derrick Lewis was recently taken into custody in Harris County, Texas, on charges of reckless driving. Texas affiliate ABC 13 reported that he was apprehended by law enforcement for driving with excessive speed. The accusations include him driving 136 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone while steering a red Lamborghini, and the report provided additional details, saying Lewis passed a law enforcement officer while he was “weaving in and out of traffic and making unsafe lane changes.”
In the wake of his arrest, Lewis was released the same day on a $100 personal recognizance bond. The UFC star now has to appear in court on December 27 for his next schedule. While these legal troubles have cropped up for him, they do not seem to affect his professional commitments in the immediate term.
He is set to face Jailton Almeida in the main event of UFC Night Night 231, which is scheduled to take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on the following Saturday. Lewis was roped in as a last-minute substitution for the injured Curtis Blaydes. The Houston-based fighter last showcased his mastery at UFC 291, where he successfully brought an end to a three-fight losing streak with a 33-second stoppage of Marcos Rogerio de Lima on July 29.