UFC 230 takes place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.
Heavyweight winner Daniel Cormier (21-1, 1 NC, 10 KOs, 4 SUBs) will defend his title against knockout artist Derrick Lewis (21-5, 18 KOs, 1 SUBs). The card airs live on 10pm ET that is starting.
Only one pay-per-view following the Khabib-McGregor superfight, the UFC is providing us a heavyweight title game. And it just so happens to feature among UFC 229’s breakout star:”The Dark Beast” himself, Derrick Lewis. It’s 1 matter to score a stunning, last-second comeback win in a fight you’re becoming dominated. But Lewis topped that by following this up with the funniest post-fight interview in UFC history, on the biggest night in UFC history.
That is one way of becoming a star. And today, the one-dimensional knockout artist that never actually seemed like a valid contender is fighting for the title under a month after having a beating in the hands of Alexander Volkov. Daniel Cormier’s probably drooling at the notion of a simple paycheck. It’ll also be his first heavyweight title defense.
Regardless of the UFC declaring a banger of a scrap between middleweight hulks Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa, the massive Cuban has stated that the struggle won’t be happening. Though we hope this contest happens, we tend to trust the fighter when they said that they are not prepared. Let’s hope he heals up in time.
If those 185-pounders don’t get it on, then there are still three crazy great middleweight matchups to look forward to. The biggest of these is a rematch between former winners Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman, respectively rated No. 2 and No. 3. Perennial contender Ronaldo”Jacare” Souza meets former WSOF champ David Branch, together with the two guys jockeying to get a title position. The division’s most exciting prospect, Israel Adesanya, puts his undefeated record on the line against No. 6 Derek Brunson. Occasionally,”The Last Stylebender” looks like the second coming of a prime Anderson Silva, and everyone is expecting that this dude is for real.
Take a look at the scheduled fights under, and then log into the sportsbook to observe the lines for every fight on the card. Make sure to check in during combat week for comprehensive betting previews. UFC odds from BookMaker.eu are usually published during fight week.
UFC 230 Lineup (Subject to Change)
Heavyweight championship – Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis
Middleweight – Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman
Middleweight – Ronaldo Souza vs. David Branch
(Tentative) Middleweight – Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa
Middleweight – Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya
Welterweight – Lyman Good vs. Sultan Aliev
Lightweight – Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata
Bantamweight – Brian Kelleher vs. Domingo Pilarte
Middleweight – Karl Roberson vs. Jack Marshman
Featherweight – Julio Arce vs. Shyeman Moraes
Featherweight – Shane Burgos vs. Kurt Holobaugh
UFC 230 Betting Lines, Predictions and Picks
Here is a weird story. In an interview with MMAJunkie just days after the Volkov struggle, Lewis came out and said that he had no desire to headline UFC 230. That he had already started eating breakfast snacks and also his cardiovascular was nowhere near the level it had to be in to virtually challenge for the title.
He ended that interview by reluctantly saying that it would take a giant paycheck to allow him to leap right into a title fight with a few of the best to ever do it. Later that afternoon, Dana White announced that Lewis will be battling for the title. Sounds like someone got PAID.
Still, the UFC’s greed is revealing here. Lewis was nearly finished multiple occasions, and it was clear he could not last five rounds. Now the UFC is placing him onto a card under a month after? That is known as tapping a celebrity turn. And while we love how honorable DC is, it sure sounds like he’s cherry picking here.
The last time Weidman and Rockhold fulfilled, the AKA surfer boy deciphered the former All-American wrestler and took the belt from him. Time has not softened the grudge between them both, and it was a close fight until that point. Rockhold has since been pumped out twice, indicating that his brow is a serious weakness. Coincidentally, Weidman suffered two brutal knockouts also before bouncing back against Kelvin Gastelum.
These two middleweights are good everywhere, although they have different strategies in every stage. Rockhold’s submission grappling is topnotch, but Weidman is a stellar traditional wrestler. Weidman can box with the very best of these, but Luke’s unorthodox kicks can do significant harm.
Ronaldo Souza can’t appear to catch a rest. One of the very accomplished BJJ artists to enter the octagon, he’s been in multiple name eliminators, just to fall short in each one. Beating David Branch probably wouldn’t seal the deal, but he can keep his name on a short list of worthy challengers. Branch could vault into the title mix by taking out the well-regarded Brazilian.
Israel Adesanya has what it takes to be a celebrity: an engaging character and what’s more, an electric fighting style. He’s clearly a special striker, landing all of eight limbs with exceptional accuracy and electricity. Of course, like all great standup artists, he has to pass on the wrestler test, also Derek Brunson – a former collegiate wrestler – is much more than capable to dish that out.
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