UFC 230 takes place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 in 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 starting 10pm ET.
Just one pay-per-view following the Khabib-McGregor superfight, the UFC is giving us a heavyweight title game. Plus 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 dramatic, last-second comeback win in a fight you were becoming dominated. But Lewis topped that by following this up with the funniest post-fight meeting in UFC history, on the biggest night in UFC history.
That is one way of turning into a star. And today, the one-dimensional knockout artist who never really seemed like a legitimate competitor is fighting for the title under a month after taking a beating at the hands of Alexander Volkov. Daniel Cormier’s probably drooling at the notion of a simple paycheck. It is going to also be his first heavyweight title defense.
Regardless of the UFC announcing 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 really hope this contest happens, we tend to trust the fighter when they said that they are not ready. Let us hope he heals up in time.
If those 185-pounders do not get it on, then there are still three crazy great middleweight matchups to look forward to. The largest of these is a rematch between former winners Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman, respectively ranked No. 2 and No. 3. Perennial contender Ronaldo”Jacare” Souza meets former WSOF champ David Branch, together with both guys jockeying for a name position. The branch’s most fascinating prospect, Israel Adesanya, sets his undefeated record on the line against No. 6 Derek Brunson. At times,”The Last Stylebender” resembles the second coming of a prime Anderson Silva, and everyone is expecting that this dude is for real.
Have a peek at the scheduled fights below, and log to the sportsbook to observe the lines for every single fight on your card. Make sure to check in during fight week to get comprehensive gambling previews. UFC chances from BookMaker.eu are usually released during struggle 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’s a weird story. In a meeting with MMAJunkie only days after the Volkov fight, Lewis came out and said he had no urge to headline UFC 230. That he’d already begun eating breakfast snacks and also his cardio was nowhere near the level it had to be in to realistically challenge for the name.
He ended that interview by saying that it’d have a giant paycheck for him to jump right into a title fight with a few of the finest to ever do it. Later that day, Dana White announced that Lewis will be fighting for the name. Sounds like somebody got PAID.
However, the UFC’s greed is showing here. Lewis was nearly finished multiple times, and it was apparent he couldn’t survive five rounds. Now the UFC is placing him on a card less than a month after? That is known as tapping a star turn. And while we adore how honorable DC is, it sure seems like he’s cherry picking here.
The previous time Weidman and Rockhold fulfilled, the AKA surfer boy cracked the prior All-American wrestler and took the belt from him. Time hasn’t softened the grudge between the two, and it was a close fight up until that point. Rockhold has been pumped out twice, indicating that his chin is a severe weakness. Coincidentally, Weidman suffered two brutal knockouts as well before rebounding back against Kelvin Gastelum.
These two middleweights are good everywhere, though they have different strategies in every phase. Rockhold’s submission grappling is topnotch, but Weidman is a stellar traditional wrestler. Weidman can box with the very best of them, but Luke’s unorthodox kicks can do significant harm.
Ronaldo Souza can’t appear to catch a break. One of the very accomplished BJJ artists to ever enter the octagon, he has been in multiple title eliminators, just to fall short in each one. Beating David Branch probably would not seal the bargain, but he can keep his name on a brief list of worthy challengers. Branch could vault in the title mix by taking out the well-regarded Brazilian.
Israel Adesanya has everything it takes to be a celebrity: an engaging character and what’s more, an electrical fighting style. He is clearly a exceptional striker, landing all of eight limbs with exceptional accuracy and electricity. Of course, like all fantastic standup artists, he’s got to pass the wrestler test, and Derek Brunson – a former collegiate wrestler – is much more than capable to dish that out.
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