UFC 230 Results: Cormier vs. Lewis (Full Results and Live Fight Stats)

UFC 230 Cormier vs Lewis Live Results

(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live analytics and the latest results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. The first UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis bout from New York is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT.)

UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis underwent a long and winding road to finally arrive at Madison Square Garden, but we’ve finally arrived with a heavyweight championship main event.

It took a long time for UFC officials to nail down the title fight between champion Daniel Cormier and No. 2 ranked heavyweight Derrick Lewis. Cormier will be risking a potential mega-payday with Brock Lesnar, but he agreed to step in and give UFC 230 a Madison Square Garden worthy headliner.

UFC 230 Cormier vs Lewis Live ResultsHot on the heels of the main event is a cobbled together co-main event as well, as Chris Weidman faces Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in a pivotal bout in the middleweight division. The winner is likely to earn a title shot with a victory. 

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UFC 230 Results: Cormier vs. Lewis

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UFC Fight Night 138 Results: Oezdemir vs. Smith (Full Results and Live Fight Stats)

UFC Moncton Volkan vs Smith Live Results

(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live analytics and the latest results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. The first UFC Fight Night 138: Volkan vs. Smith bout from Moncton, Canada is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT.)

UFC Fight Night 138: Volkan vs. Smith features two light heavyweight contenders trying to get a crack at the belt.

Volkan Oezdemir has fought once before for the belt, losing early this year, but at No. 2 in the division and the changing light heavyweight landscape keeps him right on the cusp of another shot. Standing in his way is Anthony Smith, whose career has exploded since he moved from middleweight up to the 205-pound division.

UFC Moncton Volkan vs Smith Live ResultsThe Moncton co-main event was shaken up when Zubaira Tukhugov was pulled from his fight with Artem Lobov because of his involvement in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl between Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team and Conor McGregor’s cohorts.

Lobov, who is a teammate of McGregor’s, will now fight Michael Johnson in a featherweight showdown.

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UFC Fight Night 138 Results: Oezdemir vs. Smith

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Daniel Cormier Breaks Down Volkan Oezdemir vs Anthony Smith: UFC Fight Night Moncton

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Daniel Cormier breaks down the main event of Saturday’s Fight Night Moncton event, featuring the light heavyweight tilt between Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith. With Oezdemir ranked No. 2 in the 205-pound division, the fight has major implications in the light heavyweight title picture.

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Dana White’s State of the UFC: Khabib vs. McGregor Fallout, DC vs. Lewis, Brock Lesnar, GSP, and More

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Dana White, in a recent interview with ESPN, talked at length about all things UFC. Of course, the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor bout and post-fight brawl were front and center, but the UFC president also discussed the likelihood of Georges St-Pierre getting a shot at Nurmagomedov, his thoughts on the Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis UFC 230 main event, Brock Lesnar’s UFC status with Cormier putting the heavyweight strap at risk, Floyd Mayweather’s recent rumblings, and more.

Renato Moicano vs. Mirsad Bektic On Tap for UFC 231 in Toronto

A featherweight bout is in the works for UFC 231 as Renato Moicano is expected to face Mirsad Bektic on Dec. 8 in Toronto.

Sources close to the fight confirmed the news on Monday with verbal agreements in place from the fighters following an initial report from Combate.

The UFC has made no official announcement regarding the fight but it’s expected that this will serve as the backup for the main event where featherweight champion Max Holloway will face Brian Ortega. If either fighter in the main event is unable to compete then either Moicano or Bektic would be pulled into that contest.

Moicano is coming off two wins in a row including a first round submission over Cub Swanson in his most recent performance. The Brazilian has gone 5-1 in the UFC with his only loss coming in a third round submission to Ortega in a ‘Fight of the Night’ outing last July.

As for Bektic, he’s long been considered one of the top prospects in the featherweight division while putting together an impressive 6-1 record overall. Bektic has rattled off two wins in a row including a split decision victory over former title contender Ricardo Lamas from June.

Now Bektic is expected to face Moicano in December as part of the UFC 231 card featuring the featherweight title fight in the main event.

Conor McGregor Gives Detailed Breakdown of His Performance Against Khabib Nurmagomedov

Two weeks have passed since Conor McGregor suffered a fourth round submission defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 and now he’s given a detailed breakdown of what went wrong.

McGregor was competing in mixed martial arts for the first time in nearly two years after becoming a two-division champion back in 2016 while holding the UFC lightweight and featherweight titles at the same time.

Upon his return, McGregor was matched up with the undefeated Russian, who has been an absolute wrecking machine since first arriving in the UFC.

While McGregor did manage to cost Nurmagomedov the first round of his entire UFC career, the reigning lightweight champion ultimately dominated the majority of the fight before wrapping up the submission in the fourth round.

Looking back, McGregor doesn’t seem to believe he really lost the first round in a grappling heavy exchange with Nurmagomedov but he says the second round is where the tide really turned for his opponent.

“Thoughts on my last fight,” McGregor wrote on Instagram. “Round 1. I believe from a sport standpoint, round 1 was his. Top position against the fence. Zero position advancement or damage inflicted. But top position. From a fight standpoint the first round is mine. Actual shots landed and a willingness to engage. Straight left early. Knee to the head on the low shot. Elbows in any and all tie up scenarios. Opponent just holding the legs against the fence for almost the entire round.

“Round 2 he is running away around the cage before being blessed with a right hand that changed the course of the round, and the fight. It was a nice shot. After the shot I bounced back up to engage instantly, but again he dipped under to disengage. That is the sport and it was a smart move that led to a dominant round, so no issue. Well played. If I stay switched on and give his stand up even a little more respect, that right hand never gets close and we are talking completely different now.”

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Thoughts on my last fight. Round 1. I believe from a sport standpoint, round 1 was his. Top position against the fence. Zero position advancement or damage inflicted. But top position. From a fight standpoint the first round is mine. Actual shots landed and a willingness to engage. Straight left early. Knee to the head on the low shot. Elbows in any and all tie up scenarios. Opponent just holding the legs against the fence for almost the entire round. Round 2 he is running away around the cage before being blessed with a right hand that changed the course of the round, and the fight. It was a nice shot. After the shot I bounced back up to engage instantly, but again he dipped under to disengage. That is the sport and it was a smart move that led to a dominant round, so no issue. Well played. If I stay switched on and give his stand up even a little more respect, that right hand never gets close and we are talking completely different now. I gave his upright fighting no respect in preparation. No specific stand up spars whatsoever. Attacking grapplers/wrestlers only. That won’t happen again. I also gave my attacking grappling no respect. To defense minded. Lessons. Listen to nobody but yourself on your skill set. You are the master of your own universe. I am the master of this. I must take my own advice. Round 3. After the worst round of my fighting career, I come back and win this round. Again walking forward, walking him down, and willing to engage. Round 4. My recovery was not where it could have been here. That is my fault. Although winning the early exchanges in 4, he dips under again and I end up in a bad position with over 3 on the clock. I work to regain position and end up upright, with my back to the fence. A stable position. Here however, I made a critical error of abandoning my over hook at this crucial time, exposing the back, and I end up beaten fair and square. What can I say? It was a great fight and it was my pleasure. I will be back with my confidence high. Fully prepared. If it is not the rematch right away, no problem. I will face the next in line. It’s all me always, anyway. See you soon my fighting fans I love you all ❤

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McGregor admitted in his lengthy post that he gave no respect to Nurmagomedov’s striking game and spent no time in camp preparing for it either.

He also echoed a statement from his head coach John Kavanagh gave just days after the fight where he said they spent too much time in camp preparing defensively without adding much offense to their strategy.

So much effort was put into stopping Nurmagomedov’s grappling game that McGregor didn’t really address his own offensive weapons on the ground and he paid for it.

“I gave his upright fighting no respect in preparation,” McGregor said. “No specific stand up spars whatsoever. Attacking grapplers/wrestlers only. That won’t happen again. I also gave my attacking grappling no respect. Too defense minded.

“Lessons. Listen to nobody but yourself on your skill set. You are the master of your own universe. I am the master of this. I must take my own advice.”

McGregor was able to turn things around in the third round, which is where all three judges gave him the nod. While it wasn’t an offensive onslaught from McGregor, he was able to keep the fight standing and finally put to work some of his striking acumen.

“Round 3. After the worst round of my fighting career, I come back and win this round,” McGregor said. “Again walking forward, walking him down, and willing to engage.”

Unfortunately, McGregor’s success was short lived as he was running out of gas in the fourth round and once Nurmagomedov took him to the ground, it was only a matter of time until the fight ended.

“Round 4. My recovery was not where it could have been here,” McGregor said. “That is my fault. Although winning the early exchanges in 4, he dips under again and I end up in a bad position with over 3 on the clock. I work to regain position and end up upright, with my back to the fence. A stable position. Here however, I made a critical error of abandoning my over hook at this crucial time, exposing the back, and I end up beaten fair and square.

“What can I say? It was a great fight and it was my pleasure. I will be back with my confidence high. Fully prepared.”

In the aftermath of his defeat, UFC president Dana White has said that McGregor has requested an immediate rematch with Nurmagomedov but no decision has been made regarding what comes next for either fighter.

Based on his latest post, McGregor isn’t losing any sleep over the rematch with Nurmagomedov, although it sounds like he expects to face him again whether that’s the next fight or somewhere down the road.

“If it is not the rematch right away, no problem,” McGregor said. “I will face the next in line. It’s all me always, anyway.”

Daniel Cormier Says He’d Defend His UFC Light Heavyweight Title If He Loses to Derrick Lewis

Daniel Cormier says he’d be willing to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title if Derrick Lewis were to defeat him. Cormier is set to defend his UFC heavyweight title against Lewis in the main event of UFC 230. The championship clash will be held inside Madison Square Garden in New York City […]

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Nevada Commission Will Address Nurmagomedov-McGregor Brawl During Wednesday Meeting

The Nevada Athletic Commission will take the first steps towards any potential punishment being handed down to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor for their roles in a post fight brawl after UFC 229 in Las Vegas. The entire ordeal started just seconds after Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor to retain his lightweight championship. Following the end of […]

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Khabib Gifted “First Russian UFC Champ Cup” For McGregor Win (Videos)

With his win over Conor McGregor earlier this month (Sat. October 6, 2018), UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is skyrocketing in notoriety. “The Eagle” submitted McGregor in the fourth round of their UFC 229 main event via neck crank. Khabib’s fame has especially skyrocketed in Russia, as he received a hero’s welcome upon his return […]

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Ben Askren Claims There’s A 98 Percent Chance He Fights In The UFC

Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) welterweight great Ben Askren has seemingly retired from competition. Askren’s last fight occurred under the ONE banner where he retained the promotion’s 170-pound title via first round TKO. That fight occurred in November of last year, after which Askren said he is now retired from MMA competition. However, he recently claimed […]

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