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Daniel Cormier Set To Defend UFC Heavyweight Title Against Derrick Lewis

Ryan Sidle

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Daniel Cormier Set To Defend UFC Heavyweight Title Against Derrick Lewis

Daniel Cormier is set to main event UFC's return to Madison Square Garden at UFC 230 as he puts his heavyweight title on the line against Derrick Lewis in New York.

The big news coming out of UFC 229 might have all been to do with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor but the underrated story of the night was everyone falling in love with Derrick Lewis.

At UFC 229 in Las Vegas Lewis, the number two ranked heavyweight in the world, took on 5th ranked Alexander Volkov in a brilliant fight that saw the Russian lead for much of the bout.

Deep in the third round though Lewis landed an excellent left jab which set up a stunning right shot, knocking the Russian to the floor. Two swift ground punches followed and it was lights out.

The American followed up the fight by taking his shorts off mid interview with Joe Rogan, telling the interviewer that his balls were hot.

Now we'll get to see Lewis back in the octagon quicker than we expected with the news that he'll face Daniel Cormier next month for the heavyweight title:

UFC have been having some 'issues' with the main event for 230. There had been rumours at one point about Jon Jones' return happening at the event, strongly denied by Dana White.

Dustin Poirier vs Nate Diaz was the main event and there had been talks of the introduction of a new 165 pound belt for the pair to fight for.

Instead the main will now be Cormier's first defence of the heavyweight title. The 39 year old beat Stipe Miocic in July to become a dual weight champion, to go along with his light heavyweight title.

It's set to be a fierce and heated build up as the two men clearly have a rivalry that runs deep already, this is brilliant:

More Derrick Lewis? Count us in!

Topics: UFC 229, Daniel Cormier, UFC News

Ryan Sidle
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