Daniel Cormier vs Derrick Lewis is your new UFC 230 main event
Coming off a fresh knockout win over Alexander Volkov just this past weekend at UFC 229, Derrick Lewis will now challenge for the UFC heavyweight title next month at Madison Square Garden.
Earlier today the UFC announced that heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title against Lewis on November 3 in New York. The bout will headline the UFC 230 pay-per-view fight card.
— UFC (@ufc) October 9, 2018
Corier, who owns a 14-0 heavyweight record, meets Lewis whose 9-1 record in his last ten UFC bouts includes seven knockouts and victories over Francis Ngannou, Travis Browne, Shamil Abdurakhimov and Roy Nelson.
Cormier, a two-division champion, will defend his heavyweight belt for the first time since defeating former champion Stipe Miocic this past summer. Cormier also holds the UFC light heavyweight title.
Valentina Shevchenko vs Sijara Eubanks was announced as the event’s headliner just last week. Fans were not crazy about the fight which had replaced the originally scheduled December fight between Shevchenko and former strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk. UFC President Dana White states that the Valentina vs Joanna fight is now back on.