Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis set for UFC 230 in New York

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Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis set for UFC 230 in New York

Postby Edge Guerrero » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:32 pm

By Jose Youngs @JoseYoungs Oct 9, 2018

Daniel Cormier will put his UFC heavyweight title on the line against heavy-handed fan favorite Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230 inside Madison Square Garden.

MMA Fighting confirmed the initial report by ESPN.

Cormier (21-1, 1 NC), also the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion, was expected to challenge former champion Brock Lesnar sometime in 2019. However, with the marquee card in desperate need of a main event, the UFC pulled the trigger on booking him against Lewis.

In his most recent fight, the former U.S. Olympic wrestling captain dethroned Stipe Miocic with a first-round knockout in their champion vs. champion fight at UFC 226 in July. Prior to that, fans saw “DC” defend his light heavyweight crown with a second-round TKO over Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220 in January 2018. To date, the only setbacks in Cormier’s professional career have come at the hands of former champion Jon Jones.

Lewis (21-5, 1 NC) is coming off thrilling come-from-behind knockout win over Alexander Volkov at UFC 229. During the scrap, fans saw “The Black Beast” outpointed for 14-and-a-half minutes before landing one devastating blow to Volkav’s chin late in the final round. This victory marked his 10th knockout win inside the octagon, which ties him with Cain Velasquez for the most all-time in UFC heavyweight history.

With the addition of this heavyweight title fight, here is how the entire card is shaping up:

Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis
Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz
Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman
Ronaldo Souza vs. David Branch
Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya
Jason Knight vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Lyman Good vs. Sultan Aliev
Brian Kelleher vs. Domingo Pilarte
Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata
Karl Roberson vs. Jack Marshman
Julio Arce vs. Sheymon Moraes
Shane Burgos vs. Kurt Holobaugh
It should also be noted, a women’s flyweight title for between Valentina Shevchenko and Sijara Eubanks had been tentatively been scheduled for the main event.

The entire event will go down on November 3 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/10/9/17957430/daniel-cormier-vs-derrick-lewis-set-for-ufc-230-in-new-york
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Postby Masato » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:02 pm

Helluva card!!

Does Lewis have ANYTHING besides a big punch and a quirky sense of humor? I find it amazing that someone with such a pitiful gas tank is hovering for a title shot

This is super funny though, lol:


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Postby Canuckster » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:29 pm

More fuel for the circus
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Postby Edge Guerrero » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:50 pm

Masato wrote:Helluva card!!

Does Lewis have ANYTHING besides a big punch and a quirky sense of humor? I find it amazing that someone with such a pitiful gas tank is hovering for a title shot

This is super funny though, lol:



- I dont see. Cormier is on another level!
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Postby Illuminat3d0ne » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:41 pm

Cormier by sub even with not being healthy

Hope Lewis gets points and paid nice for this

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Postby Canuckster » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:22 am

Get your ass kicked soundly for 3 rounds, win by hail Mary, be half of the worst fight in ufc history, eclipsing kalib starnes performance.....make people laugh. Get a title shot

So long ufc, it was fun while it lasted, we hardly knew he.
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Postby Jehannum » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:53 pm

Welcome to the ESPN era

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