UFC 230: Daniel Cormier stuffs Derrick Lewis in first heavyweight title defense

UFC 230: Daniel Cormier stuffs Derrick Lewis in first heavyweight title defense

UFC 230: Daniel Cormier stuffs Derrick Lewis in first heavyweight title defense

He was still ready to rumble. "If Daniel Cormier wants to come back down to light heavyweight, he'll challenge one of the contenders for my belt".

"I think a lot of people have to understand that I've been doing this for nine years and I've fought at a championship level for eight of them", he said.

Lewis fought on that same UFC 229 card as McGregor and Nurmagomedov, and was getting thoroughly beaten by Alexander Volkov for nearly the entire three rounds that they fought before he landed a flawless punch and finished the fight with follow-up strikes in the fight's final 10 seconds.

"When I was on ESPN yesterday, they thought it was absolutely impossible that Derrick Lewis wins this fight", said UFC president Dana White. Derrick Leiws is fighting for the heavyweight championship of the world. He will hold the light heavyweight title only until former foe Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson fight for the title later this year.

Last night, Lewis and his team took to social media to reveal that should "The Black Beast" win on Saturday, anyone in and around Cypress, Texas can head down to the local Popeyes to get some free chicken between 2-4 on Sunday.

"Look who just slid into our DMs before the weigh in", the fried chicken joint tweeted, with a picture of Lewis chomping on a drumstick.

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A series of big strikes prompted to Lewis to give up his back and Cormier manhandled him on the mat, turning him back over to land more heavy shots before the end of the opening round. Ifyou come in here with a puncher's chance, it's not enough.

"At around 12, 1 o'clock it was to the point where I was kind of singed over and leaning and Bob Cook said, 'If you don't get better then we're going to have to make a decision on whether or not you're going to fight, '" Cormier said.

The main event had history, if not the thrills of the earlier bouts.

In the co-main event, Brazilian veteran Jacare Souza stunned home favorite Chris Weidman with a third-round TKO win in their middleweight contest.

"And I weighed in at 205lbs on January 19 to fight Volkan Oezdemir".

His bio on his @stylebender Instagram account says he likes to "say the darndest things". "Nah, it's a walk in the Garden", Adesanya said.

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