UFC 230 Occurs on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 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 issuers reside on pay-per-view starting 10pm ET.
Only one pay-per-view after the Khabib-McGregor superfight, the UFC is providing us a heavyweight title game. Plus it just so happens to feature one of UFC 229’s breakout star:”The Black Beast” himself, Derrick Lewis. It is 1 thing to score a dramatic, last-second comeback win in a battle you’re becoming dominated. However, Lewis topped that by following it up with the funniest post-fight interview in UFC history, on the biggest night in UFC history.
That is one way of becoming a star. And today, the one-dimensional knockout artist that never really seemed like a legitimate competitor is fighting for the title less than a month after having a beating at the hands of Alexander Volkov. Daniel Cormier’s probably drooling at the thought of a simple paycheck. It’ll also be his first heavyweight title protection.
Regardless of the UFC announcing a banger of a storm involving middleweight hulks Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa, the enormous Cuban has said that the struggle will not be happening. Though we hope this contest happens, we tend to believe the fighter when they said that they’re not ready. Let’s hope he heals up in time.
If those 185-pounders do not get it on, there are still three mad good middleweight matchups to look forward to. The largest of these is a rematch between former winners Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman, respectively rated No. 2 and No. 3. Perennial contender Ronaldo”Jacare” Souza matches former WSOF champ David Branch, with both men 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.
Take a look at the scheduled fights under, and then log to the sportsbook to observe the lines for every fight on the card. Make sure that you check in during fight week to get in-depth betting previews. UFC odds from BookMaker.eu are usually released during fight 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 an interview with MMAJunkie only days following the Volkov struggle, Lewis came out and stated he had no urge to headline UFC 230. That he’d already started eating breakfast biscuits and also his cardiovascular was nowhere near the level it had to be in to virtually challenge for the title.
He ended that interview by saying that it would take a giant paycheck for him to jump right into a title fight with one of the best to ever do it. Later that afternoon, Dana White announced that Lewis would be battling for the name. Sounds like somebody got PAID.
However, the UFC’s greed is revealing here. Lewis was nearly finished multiple occasions, and it was clear he could not survive five rounds. The UFC is putting him onto a card under a month after? That is called exploiting a celebrity turn. And while we love how honorable DC is, it sure sounds 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 them both, and it was a close fight until that point. Rockhold has since been knocked out twice, suggesting that his chin is a severe weakness. Coincidentally, Weidman endured two brutal knockouts as well before bouncing back against Kelvin Gastelum.
Both these middleweights are great everywhere, although they have different strategies in each phase. Rockhold’s submission grappling is top notch, but Weidman is a stellar classic wrestler. Weidman can box with the best of them, but Luke’s unorthodox kicks can do major damage.
Ronaldo Souza can not appear to catch a break. Among the very accomplished BJJ artists to enter the octagon, he’s been in multiple name eliminators, only to fall short in each one. Beating David Branch probably wouldn’t seal the bargain, but he can keep his name on a short list of worthy challengers. Branch could vault into the title mix by taking out the well-regarded Brazilian.
Israel Adesanya has what required to be a star: an engaging character and more importantly, an electric fighting style. He is obviously a special striker, landing all of eight limbs with extraordinary accuracy and power. Of course, like all fantastic standup artists, he has to pass the wrestler evaluation, also Derek Brunson – a former collegiate wrestler – is much more than capable to dish that out.
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