Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

UFC 230: Daniel Cormier retains heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis in New York

  • Cormier scores routine submission win in round two
PUBLISHED : Sunday, 04 November, 2018, 12:33pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 04 November, 2018, 1:04pm

Daniel Cormier completed a routine submission victory over Derrick Lewis in round two of their heavyweight title contest at UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden, New York on Saturday night.

Lewis found himself under pressure from Cormier from the off and when he gave up his back to the former Olympic champion wrestler in round two, the defending champion applied the rear naked chokehold that ended matters.

Cormier, who also holds the light-heavyweight crown, made quick work of an overmatched Lewis to win the main event at UFC 230. Cormier celebrated with both championship belts in the cage as Lewis trudged out of the cage.

Cormier became the first UFC fighter to successfully defend two championships.

Cormier had a quick takedown in the first round and turned in a dominant yet dull effort to easily take the round. He didn’t waste much time in the second and left MSG with a little slice of history.

He called out former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar for a match in 2019.

Additional reporting: Associated Press