UFC 230 Preview & Predictions: Cormier V. Lewis
The scariest event of the year is fast approaching. No, we don’t mean Halloween, Election Day, or even Daylight Savings (though the latter is enough to send chills down anybody’s spine). No, we’re talking about the ever-changing fight card at UFC 230, which could lead to the most interesting event of the fall.
Initially intended to feature the Women’s Flyweight Championship fight, the headliner will now be the men’s Heavyweight Championship between current champ Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis. Fans of the men’s division are rejoicing over the opportunity to witness the Black Beast take on Cormier, especially following his incredible come-from-behind pummeling of Alexander Volkov at UFC 229. Cormier is no slouch himself, holding not only the Heavyweight Belt but also the Light Heavyweight title. Either way, the prospect of a matchup between the two electrifying contenders is sure to make everybody happy.
Where to Buy Tickets to UFC 230
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Pay-Per-View will also have the fight on, as will plenty of bars and that one cousin of yours who rocks the “Tap Out” shirt everywhere will probably going to have a few people over if you pitch in for the snacks.
When and Where is UFC 230?
The UFC will return to Manhattan for the fights, which are being held at Madison Square Garden. East Coast fans will have easy access, what with nearly 21,000 seats in the venue and easy access via the largest transit system in the nation (plus Uber, Lyft, and good old-fashioned New York City cabs. And since it’s taking place on Saturday, November 3, just before the clocks go back, you can get away with partying a little harder in order to make up for lost time– literally.
What to Expect at UFC 230
Lewis is one of the most exciting fighter to watch right now, with his punch that could sink a battleship. Of his 21 wins, 18 have come by knockout, and he is known for his never-say-die approach, fighting through injuries and coming from behind on more than one occasion, like his previously mentioned victory in Vegas in October.
Cormier, on the other hand, wins with his technical skills and outlasting his opponent. Also boasting 21 wins, only 10 of his have come via KO, with seven others going to decision and four by submission. Sure, a plurality have seen him put the lights out on his foe, the fact that 11 have come in other ways shows his versatility. He’s also a bit faster than Lewis, but Lewis has almost eight inches of reach on him, so he will need to use every tool in his belt to avoid getting put to sleep.
UFC 230 Predictions
This is truly an “anyone can win” fight, with both having concrete hands and iron jaws. Having said that, Lewis is difficult to pick against with his incredible ability to just keep getting back up no matter how much punishment he takes. If Cormier somehow manages to frustrate him, he may get reckless and taken out, but our money is on the Black Beast this time around.