Dana White Not Sure When Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Cormier Will Happen

Tanya Cunningham
November 4, 2018

In a clinical performance which badly exposed the gap in class and technical ability between the two fighters, Cormier made the first defense of his heavyweight title on Saturday via second-round submission in the main event of UFC 230.

With this win, Cormier defends his heavyweight title for the first time since securing it at UFC 226 in July. Cormier vs. Lewis headlined the pay-per-view main card following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Cormier (22-1, 1 no-contest) had a quick takedown in the first and turned in a dominant yet boring effort to easily take the round.

Expected to remain out of the cage until next year, the 39-year-old two-time Olympian and two-division champion accepted the opportunity to compete at "The Mecca" in Manhattan, risking his place atop the division and everything he's worked for in order to further cement his legacy.

With the the victory, Cormier has become the first man to defend both the light-heavyweight and heavyweight belts. "It's history and Daniel Cormier is one of the best of all-time".

Much like attacking a bucket of chicken, Cormier tagged Lewis everywhere: leg, thigh, and then the neck for the decisive blow. Cormier unloaded elbows to Lewis as the crowd booed, ultimately preferring a stand-up war.

But Cormier acknowledged that he felt the challenger's power during the contest and paid tribute to fan favourite Lewis, who came into the contest with the most knockouts in UFC heavyweight history. Again, the Houston native regained his feet, but the respite only last a matter of seconds as Cormier took him down again.

Cormier took Lewis' back and forced the tap out via rear-naked choke. "There's something different about him, and that's how I know what's in front of me this weekend". "If you have a puncher's chance, that's not enough". You can just have this one back.' Seriously. Lesnar is still with WWE and left the promotion's controversial Crown Jewel event on Friday in Saudi Arabia as the Universal champion. "Derrick is good, but he's not at that level yet".

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