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Derrick Lewis surpasses Conor McGregor in KO's since 2014

ZAGREB, CROATIA - APRIL 10: Derrick Lewis celebrates his knock out victory over Gabriel Gonzaga in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Arena Zagreb on April 10, 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

ZAGREB, CROATIA - APRIL 10: Derrick Lewis celebrates his knock out victory over Gabriel Gonzaga in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Arena Zagreb on April 10, 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis posted his sixth knockout victory Sunday at UFC Fight Night, passing UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor for the KOs most since 2014.

Most UFC Knockouts, 2014 - Present
Derrick Lewis, 6
Conor McGregor, 5
Max Holloway, 4
Anthony Johnson, 4
Neil Magny, 4

— Michael Carroll (@MJCflipdascript) April 10, 2016

The heavyweight out of New Orleans needed just 4:48 to establish his dominance over UFC veteran Gabriel Gonzaga. Gonzaga, a veteran of 22 UFC fights, tried to exert his grappling prowess early on in the fight, even getting Lewis to the ground at one point. But as soon as "The Black Beast" found an opening, he capitalized in a big way.

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Derrick Lewis @TheBeast_UFC and his terrifying KO power puts Gabriel Gonzaga to sleep! #UFCZagreb https://t.co/92REzI2jdo

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The win was his sixth finish in as many UFC victories. Lewis posted a first-round knockout against Jack May in April 2014 and followed that up by crushing Guto Inocente with some vicious ground-and-pound two months later.

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He sandwiched another first-round KO around losses to vets Matt Mitrione and Shawn Jordan before bouncing back with consecutive knockouts against Viktor Pesta and Damian Grabowski, respectively.

NOCAUTE! Derrick Lewis atropela o russo Grabowski no primeiro round! #UFCVegad pic.twitter.com/21ZH1yL0aL

— Octógono UFC (@OctogonoVirtual) February 7, 2016

Even more impressive? Lewis has absorbed more than 10 significant strikes in only one of his eight UFC fights. "The Black Beast" is a bad, bad man.