Matches to Make After UFC 230

Matches to Make After UFC 230

Matches to Make After UFC 230

Two-division world champion Daniel Cormier cemented his position as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters by dominating Derrick Lewis at UFC 230.

Cormier had a quick takedown in the first round and turned in a dominant yet boring effort to easily take the round. "Unfortunately, he's like 40 years old, and you can't keep doing this much longer if you're Daniel Cormier".

Despite getting booed each by the Madison Square Garden faithful each time he took the fan-favorite Lewis down, Cormier continued to maul and grind until "The Black Beast" finally exposed his back and instantly tapped out via rear-naked choke at 2:14 of Round 2.

Lewis definitely had earned the right to fight him (having won nine of his last 10), but Cormier's wrestling is too good and he is too professional to take Lewis lightly, which was probably the only way Lewis could have caught him. I guarantee you can.

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

With trash talk worthy of WrestleMania hype, Cormier called out former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar for a match in 2019.

"That's one of the reasons why I get all my confidence whenever I do fight".

"Bring that belt if you're going to come to my house". "I feel like being a WWE champion, too".

Meanwhile, in a recent interview with ESPN, UFC President Dana White was asked if a Lesnar and Cormier fight was locked in.

Lesnar is now in the USADA testing pool and will be clear to return to the octagon in early January.

Cormier has never lost to anyone except Jon Jones, the star-crossed former light heavyweight champion who beat him twice. But, as happened in the first round, Cormier grabbed a single leg and swept Lewis to his back. He secured top control on Lewis where he landed short shots to Lewis.

To open the pay-per-view portion of the card, New Zealand's Israel Adesanya put on a clinical performance in knocking out Derek Brunson in the first round.

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