DWCS 2022 Week 8 Breakdown and Predictions

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Malik Lewis and Trevor Peek, Dana White’s Contender Series 54 Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

Lightweight: Malik Lewis Vs. Trevor Peek

Tale of the tape

Malik Lewis
26-years-old
6’0″
Fort Worth, Texas, US
Genesis Jiu Jitsu
5-0
4 KO/TKOs, 1 Submission
Combined opponent’s record: 22-13
Trevor Peek
27-years-old
5’9″
Pisgah, Alabama, US
Agoge Combatives
6-1, 1 NC
6 KO/TKOs
Combined opponent’s record: 44-29-1

Pros and Cons

Malik Lewis

Pros

  • Explosive
  • Athletic
  • Uses hard feints
  • Snipping straight punches
  • Good in and out movement
  • Mixes in punches and kicks
  • Excellent knees
  • Quick hands
  • Uses different striking patterns
  • Good scrambles
  • Uses length/size well
  • Physically strong
  • Active guard

Cons

  • Loose in positions with wrestling/grappling
  • Questionable TDD

Trevor Peek

Pros

  • Heavy hands
  • Good leg kicks
  • Fast starter
  • Heavy ground and pound

Cons

  • Questionable cardio
  • Loads up
  • Slows as the fight goes
  • Flat-footed
  • Susceptible to leg kicks
  • Hands low

Prediction: Peek is a dangerous man with the power he brings to the table. Outside of power though, he’s limited.

Peek has that one-punch knockout power and is really dangerous in exchanges. He’s the type of fighter that thrives in those sloppy brawls. Lewis, although he is still green, puts it together more. His wrestling isn’t great but that and the grappling could be a big advantage for him in this fight.

There is a concern if Peek connects but Lewis is the much superior striker. He’s more technical, has faster hands, and understands feints and distance control. I like Lewis in this fight because he is the better martial artist and is better in every area.

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