Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

UFC 230: Cormier submits Lewis to defend heavyweight title

UFC 230: Cormier submits Lewis to defend heavyweight title

Cormier, who accepted this fight on just three weeks' notice, is now 15-0 in his career as a heavyweight fighter.

With the the victory, Cormier has become the first man to defend both the light-heavyweight and heavyweight belts.

UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis tells Brett Okamoto that Daniel Cormier went back to this "Olympic days" in their title fight headlining UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Addressing Lesnar down the camera lens with a big grin, Cormier said: "Brock Lesnar - when you come, bring that brand new WWE title so I feel like being a WWE champion, too". Cormier is unbeaten in his last eight fights with seven wins and one no-contest.

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Cormier will be stripped of his light heavyweight title and the 205-pound crown will go to the victor of the Jones-Alexander Gustafsson bout at UFC 232 on December 29 in Las Vegas.

But with UFC desperate for a worthy main event, Cormier was offered a payday he could not refuse.

Daniel Cormier made certain it played out as most expected. Jones and I may be the two best fighters in the history of the sport. "I get to look at this again", Cormier said. The second bout a year ago was changed to a no-contest when Jones failed a doping test that kept him out of the sport for 15 months.

The two middleweight contenders put on a war for the fans, but it was Souza who landed the finishing blow after Weidman shot in for a takedown late. If things didn't go his way against the heavy-handed fighter known as "The Black Beast", Cormier's lucrative opportunity to face Brock Lesnar or a third fight with Jon Jones would have certainly gone up in smoke. And he'll be keeping an eye on his waistline - the one he expects to still be wrapped with the title belt after Saturday night.

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