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UFC 230: Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis Fight Card

UFC 230: Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis Fight Card

The octagon will return to Madison Square Garden Arena next month for the promotions UFC 230: Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis pay-per-view event.

The UFC 230 fight card, which takes place November 3 in New York City, is headlined by a heavyweight title fight featuring reigning champion Daniel Cormier taking on surging division contender Derrick Lewis.

The fight card was originally slated to feature Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier as it’s co-headliner. Unfortunately for fight fans however, “The Diamond” was forced to withdraw from the contest due to a hip injury.

Dustin Poirier, Nate Diaz

Following the removal of Diaz vs. Poirier from UFC 230, the promotion announced that a rematch between former UFC middleweight champions Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold would now serve as the evenings co-main event.

That announcement did not last long, as shortly after news broke that Luke Rockhold had suffered an injury and would no longer be able to compete against Weidman on November 3.

With that being said, the promotion was then forced to pull Jacare Souza from his scheduled bout with David Branch, and move the Brazilian into the co-main event of UFC 230 opposite Chris Weidman.

Jared Cannonier is now expected to replace Jacare Souza against David Branch at Madison Square Garden (Update: Branch vs. Cannonier is now official).

With the recent changes, November’s UFC 230: Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis pay-per-view lineup looks as follows:

UFC 230 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):

•265 lbs.: Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Derrick Lewis – UFC Heavyweight Title fight
•185 lbs.: Ronaldo Souza vs. Chris Weidman
•185 lbs.: David Branch vs. Jared Cannonier
•185 lbs.: Jack Marshman vs. Karl Roberson
•185 lbs.: Israel Adesanya vs. Derek Brunson

UFC 230 Prelims on FS1 (8 p.m. ET):

•145 lbs.: Jason Knight vs. Jordan Rinaldi
•125 lbs.: Roxanne Modafferi vs. Sijara Eubanks
•145 lbs.: Julio Arce vs. Sheymon Moraes
•170 lbs.: Sultan Aliev vs. Lyman Good

UFC 230 Prelims on Fight Pass (6:30 p.m. ET):

•155 lbs.: Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata
•145 lbs.: Shane Burgos vs. Kurt Holobaugh
•135 lbs.: Brian Kelleher vs. Domingo Pilarte

Who are you picking to win at UFC 230?

VIDEO | Watch Daniel Cormier  knockout Stipe Miocic at UFC 226

VIDEO | Watch Daniel Cormier knockout Stipe Miocic at UFC 226

Current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic put his title on the line against reigning light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier in the headliner of tonight’s UFC 226 event in Las Vegas.

Stipe Miocic entered tonight’s contest on a six fight win streak, sporting an overall record of 18-2.

Meanwhile, Daniel Cormier is 20-1 in sum, his latest win coming over Volkan Oezdemir via second-round TKO at UFC 220 in Boston.

Round one begins and Miocic takes the center of the cage. Cormier is circling along the outside. He misses with a low kick. Miocic closes the distance and lands an uppercut. “DC” grabs a hold of the clinch and lands an uppercut. They break and Cormier connects with a low kick follows by a right hand. The fighters clinch up and it goes to the ground with Miocic on top. “DC” gets back to his feet and the fighters continue to battle against the cage. Knees from Miocic. Cormier with some shots while pressed against the cage. He is warned not to hit the back of the head. Cromier with a right hand and then a stiff jab. Miocic walks forward and connects with a right. Stipe looks way bigger than Cormier. The fighters grapple for position. Cormier breaks free from the fence and circles out. Stipe with a nice jab and then a hook. He lands another combination. Cormier comes back with a left. He leaps in with a nice combination. Cormier with a slap but it hits Miocic in the eye. We have a short stoppage so Miocic can recover. “DC” receives a warning and then we restart. Cormier with a one two. He lands a right hand and Miocic is down. Ground and pound its over!

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Daniel Cormier will be fighting for more than just the heavyweight title at UFC 226

Daniel Cormier will be fighting for more than just the heavyweight title at UFC 226

Current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will be fighting for more than just the promotions heavyweight title when he squares off with Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 226 this July in Las Vegas.

“DC” has the opportunity to join a group of fellow octagon legends in Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre who are currently the only fighters to have ever captured UFC titles in two different weight classes.

With that said, Cormier would also become only the second fighter in UFC history to hold two of the promotions belts simultaneously, this if he proves victorious against Miocic this summer in Sin City.

The first fighter to reach the aforementioned feet was of course current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who captured the promotions 155-pound title in November of 2016 when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in the second-round of their event headliner in New York.

Unfortunately for fans of the Irish superstar, McGregor will be stripped of his UFC lightweight title as soon as the first strike is thrown between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov in the headliner of next month’s UFC 223 event in Brooklyn.

Unlike McGregor, who never actually went on to defend either his featherweight or lightweight belt, Daniel Cormier has already proven himself as a legit champion in the light heavyweight division.

“DC” made quick work of his most recent opponent Volkan Oezdemir earlier this year at UFC 220 in Boston, scoring a second-round stoppage victory over the feared knockout artist.

Cormier has defeated a handful of talented fighters during his time at light heavyweight including Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (2x), Alexander Gustafsson, Anderson Silva, Patrick Cummins and Dan Henderson.

The long time American Kickboxing Academy member, Cormier, also holds some impressive victories over some legit heavyweights such as former UFC champions Frank Mir and Josh Barnett, as well as former UFC title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

In fact, the only setbacks of Daniel Cormier’s professional mixed martial arts career have come at the hands and feet of former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones.

That most recent “setback” to Jones, which occurred in the main event of UFC 214 in August of 2017, was eventually overturned to a no-contest this after “Bones” popped for banned substances.

With a win over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, an argument could be made that Daniel Cormier is quite possibly the greatest fighter of all-time.

That is not to take anything away from the accomplishments of fighters such as current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson or former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre. But with a win over “The Baddest Man on the Planet” this July, Cormier should definitely be in the conversation for GOAT status.

That being said, a win over Miocic will be anything but easy. Stipe has proven himself as the greatest heavyweight champion in the promotions history.

Since capturing the promotions coveted heavyweight title by defeating Fabricio Werdum at UFC 198 in Brazil, Miocic has since gone on to defend his strap against formidable foes Junior Dos Santos, Alistair Overeem and most recently Francis Ngannou.

Hence why a win over Miocic would be such an amazing feet, even for a fighter as accomplished as Daniel Cormier.

Win or lose Daniel Cormier will make history at UFC 226, but a win could catapult the aging UFC legend to the top of a very select group of special fighters.

UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier Fight Card

UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier Fight Card

The octagon will once again take center stage at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 7 for the promotions UFC 226 fight card.

The blockbuster event is headlined by a heavyweight title fight featuring current champion Stipe Miocic taking on reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

“DC” has the opportunity to join a group of fellow octagon legends in Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre who are currently the only fighters to have ever captured UFC titles in two different weight classes.

Cormier made quick work of his most recent opponent Volkan Oezdemir earlier this year at UFC 220 in Boston, scoring a second-round stoppage victory over the feared knockout artist.

Cormier has defeated a handful of talented fighters during his time at light heavyweight including Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (2x), Alexander Gustafsson, Anderson Silva, Patrick Cummins and Dan Henderson.

The long time American Kickboxing Academy member, Cormier, also holds some impressive victories over some legit heavyweights such as former UFC champions Frank Mir and Josh Barnett, as well as former UFC title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

Meanwhile, Stipe Miocic has proven himself to be the greatest heavyweight champion in the promotions history.

Since capturing the promotions coveted heavyweight title by defeating Fabricio Werdum at UFC 198 in Brazil, Miocic has since gone on to defend his championship a record setting three times against formidable foes Junior Dos Santos, Alistair Overeem and most recently Francis Ngannou.

The co-main event of UFC 226 features the return of current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway who will be taking on undefeated contender Brian Ortega.

The proud Hawaiian, Holloway, was last seen in action at UFC 218 in Detroit where he successfully defended his UFC featherweight title via third-round TKO in a rematch against Jose Aldo.

“Blessed” is currently riding an amazing twelve-fight win streak which includes victories over Anthony Pettis, Ricardo Lamas, Jeremy Stephens, Cub Swanson and Charles Oliveira.

As for Max Holloway’s undefeated opponent Brian Ortega (14-0 MMA), “T-City” was most recently seen in action this past March at UFC 222 where he became the first fighter in UFC history to score a stoppage victory over former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

Ortega has scored stoppage victories in all six of his octagon appearances.

Also on the card is a massive heavyweight fight featuring recent title challenger Francis Ngannou taking on fellow knockout artist Derrick Lewis.

Check out the stacked UFC 226 lineup below:

UFC 226 Main Card 10pm Est (Pay-Per-View)

Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Daniel Cormier
Max Holloway (c) vs. Brian Ortega
Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis
Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis
Gokhan Saki vs. Khalil Rountree Jr.

UFC 226 Prelims (FS1 & UFC Fight Pass)

Uriah Hall vs. Paulo Costa
Yancy Medeiros vs. Mike Perry
Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font
Max Griffin vs. Curtis Millender
Jamie Moyle vs. Emily Whitmire
Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Hooker
Lando Vannata vs. Drakkar Klose