How to Watch UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis Live Stream
UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis Fight Card
Main Card (10 p.m. ET on Pay-Per-View)
Daniel Cormier (c)(21-1, 1NC) vs. Derrick Lewis (21-5, 1NC)
Chris Weidman (14-3) vs. Jacare Souza (25-6-0, 1NC)
David Branch (21-4) vs. Jared Cannonier (10-4)
Karl Roberson (6-1) vs. Jack Marshman (22-7)
Derek Brunson (18-6) vs. Israel Adesanya (14-0)
The UFC’s return to Madison Square Garden in two weeks had to suffer through some lineup bumps and bruises, but came out solid on the other side.
UFC 230 takes place Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
And after some shuffling of the main event, the official poster for the event is out.
In the main event, heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) puts his heavyweight title on the line against challenger Derrick Lewis (21-5 MMA, 12-3 UFC).
Lewis just 11 days ago had a come-from-behind knockout win over Alexander Volkov at UFC 229. He has won nine of his past 10 fights.
Cormier became a two-division champ at UFC 226 in July when he knocked out Stipe Miocic to win the heavyweight belt.
How to Watch UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis Live Stream.The co-main event is a middleweight rematch between former champions Luke Rockhold (16-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) .
Chris Weidman (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC). Rockhold beat Weidman at UFC 194 in December 2015 to win the title, but lost it in his first defense to Michael Bisping.
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So then the UFC called Cormier,
who at the time was not capable of making a fist, and he said more or less the same thing. Lewis? On less than a month’s notice? Sure, why not.
And Lewis is no dummy. He knows what that means. Cormier would never accept a fight with Miocic or Jon Jones or even the walking payday Brock Lesnar under these conditions. But he’ll take Lewis because he thinks it’s more or less a gimme.
And to hear Lewis describe his usual preparations, you can see how they might have resulted in performances that would support such a conclusion.
“I go into every fight with a bad back and overweight and a damn near diabetic,” Lewis told reporters.
And yeah, that seems like something we can all believe. We’ve seen the man fight. We’ve seen him get a little tired and then get that look like he’s imagining all the other places he’d rather be.
Someone used John Malkovich’s UFC 229 narration in a Cormier-Lewis hype video, and it’s perfect
Daniel Cormier was 3-1 favorite vs. Brock Lesnar, but 9-1 vs. Derrick Lewis at UFC 230
Now he has to take all those attributes into a fight with a man.
whose known for his ability to make even otherwise resolute opponents feel that same longing for escape. So what kind of fight are we supposed to expect here?
The good news, according to Lewis, is that this time he’s finally getting paid enough to train hard. He’s in the gym all day.
He’s drinking a lot of water. More water than he needs, honestly. Maybe even too much water. His body is healing up nicely, and he’s going to be ready to give Cormier a fight.
Plus, he’s got that big right hand in his arsenal, and it keeps finding its way onto opponents’ jaws at just the right time. And wouldn’t that just upend the UFC’s best-laid plans?
Such is the sales pitch for this fight. A lovable champion vs. an irreverent challenger. A pit stop along the way to something more important.
A title fight that somehow feels like a relatively low-stakes enterprise. We all know how it will probably go, but maybe it won’t?
And there, at the center of it all, is Lewis. And he’s really training this time. He means it. He’s serious.
The way he says it, he sounds like he can’t understand why people keep laughing. He’s not joking. At least, not this time.