UFC 230 now has a main event, as Daniel Cormier will defend his heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis.
NYC, we have your MAIN EVENT!
— UFC (@ufc) October 9, 2018
The event takes place November 3 from Madison Square Garden in New York City, as Cormier puts his belt and a possible 2019 fight with Brock Lesnar on the line. “DC” was looking to wait until next year to compete again, but without any other possible headline bouts for the card, the UFC was able to put it all together quickly.
Lewis just scored a third round TKO over Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 and told reporters after that he wasn’t ready to face someone like Cormier until he improved his conditioning. Well, he’ll have just a matter of weeks to do just that vs. the reigning UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion.
Plans for Valentina Shevchenko vs. Sijara Eubanks for the vacant female flyweight belt are off the card, as Shevchenko will now meet Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231 in December for the belt.
UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis Fight Card
UFC Heavyweight Championship
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Derrick Lewis
Middleweight: Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman
Middleweight: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. David Branch
Middleweight: Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa
Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz
Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya
Bantamweight: Lyman Good vs. Sultan Aliev
Bantamweight: Brian Kelleher vs. Domingo Pilarte
Lightweight: Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata
Middleweight: Karl Roberson vs. Jack Marshman
Featherweight: Shane Burgos vs. Kurt Holobaugh
Featherweight: Julio Arce vs. Sheymon Moraes
Featherweight: Jason Knight vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Heavyweight: Ruslan Magomedov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima