Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, came face-to-face with top heavyweight contender, Derrick Lewis, at the conclusion of the UFC 230 weigh ins earlier this evening (Thurs., Nov. 1, 2018) in New York City, roughly 24 hours ahead of this Saturday night’s title fight inside Madison Square Garden.
Cormier and Lewis agreed to throw down on super short notice after the promotion exhausted its list of available champions, leaving the “Big Apple” fight card without a marquee headliner. Dana White and Co. tried to sneak one by us, but mixed martial arts (MMA) fans weren’t having it.
In the UFC 230 co-main event, former middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, will be testing his submission defense against fellow top contender Ronaldo Souza, also a late-notice match up after Luke Rockhold was forced to withdraw.
Another step towards the title!— UFC (@ufc) November 2, 2018
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Nothing left to do now except fight.
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