Saturday, November 3, 2018,
New York, NY
UFC 230’s main card has started to come together with both the main event and a co-main event set. UFC’s latest promotion, which takes place in New York on Nov. 3, features heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier battling #2 Derrick Lewis.
Cormier, 21-1 with 1 no-decision, has become one of UFC’s most popular fighters. The former collegiate champion wrestler developed into a feared striker before entering the Octagon the first time. Cormier can go to the ground if his striking doesn’t lead to victories.
His challenger, Derrick Lewis, has won 86% of his 21 victories via knockout or technical knockout. Lewis only has 5 losses. His best shot of upsetting Cormier is to keep the fight off the ground. There’s no quit in Lewis, who’s won 3 straight since suffering a KO loss to Mark Hunt in 2017. Lewis just beat Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 on Oct. 6, though. He did via a Round 3 KO with almost zero time left on the clock. Will Lewis have anything in the tank? Right now, everyone believes he won’t because he’s a +430 dog.
Although the Dustin Poirier versus Nate Diaz fight, which would have been the second of two co-main events, has been scrapped, #3 Luke Rockhold and #2 Chris Weidman enter the Octagon for what amounts to an elimination battle. Yoel Romero knocked out Rockhold in Round 3 at UFC 221 last February while Weidman submitted Kelvin Gastelum in his last fight. That happened in July 2017, which means Weidman will have been on a 15 month break when he fights Rockhold on Nov. 3.
A couple of other fights between ranked opponents are on the UFC 230 card. #5 Ronaldo Souza battles #7 David Branch and #6 Derek Brunson takes on #9 Israel Adesanya. Both should provide plenty of MMA fighting entertainment. Check out a list of every fight, so far, at UFC 230:
Luke Rockhold vs Chris Weidman Middleweight
Ronaldo Souza vs David Branch Middleweight
Derek Brunson vs Israel Adesanya Middleweight
Lyman Good vs Sultan Aliev Welterweight
Brian Keleher vs Domingo Pilarte Bantamweight
Matt Frevola vs Lando Vannata Lightweight
Karl Roberson vs Jack Marshman Middleweight
Julio Arce vs Sheymon Moraes Featherweight
Shane Burgos vs Kurt Holobaugh Featherweight
Jason Knight vs Jordan Rinaldi Featherweight
It’s official!💥🏆— Mikey Thomas (@MikeyThomasMMA) October 9, 2018
UFC Heavyweight Champ 🇺🇸 Daniel Cormier will defend his title against Derrick Lewis 🇺🇸 ..
This November 3rd headlining #UFC230 🇺🇸! #MMA #UFC ..📝- Via. @ArielHelwani 👃 pic.twitter.com/Q1JDbyhXSZ
When: November 3, 2018
Where: New York, NY
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
*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.