Cormier-Lewis Set For UFC 230

Less than 24 hours after it was rumored, Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis have been set to square off at UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden.

The November 3rd event has been in a state of flux the past few weeks, as the main event was rumored to be Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier in a five round fight and possibly for a new 165 pound title, but then would be revealed to be for the vacant women’s flyweight title between Valentina Shevchenko and Sijara Eubanks, which was slammed by many for not being at the level of a Pay-Per-View main event at Madison Square Garden.

Now, it seems neither fight will be on last as Cormier will make the first defense of his UFC heavyweight title, which he won at UFC 224 in July with a first round knockout of Stipe Miocic.

 

Lewis is coming off a last second knockout of Alexander Volkov at Saturday’s UFC 229, and is still under a medical suspension from the event, but seems to be clear to fight Cormier in his first title opportunity.

 

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