Daniel Cormier was a huge favorite to win his bout tonight with Derrick Lewis at UFC 230, and the heavyweight champ demonstrated why.
After the two exchanged kicks, Cormier proceeded to take Lewis down to the mat with a single leg takedown. Cormier controlled the top position for a couple of minutes, and anytime Lewis got back to his feet, the champ dragged him back down.
Lewis threatened Cormier with some huge punches early into round two, but was unable to land, and “DC” took him down again. Moments later, as Lewis tried to get back to his feet, Cormier sunk in a fight ending, rear-naked-choke. Dominant performance by the champ.
With the win, the light-heavyweight champ becomes the first person in UFC history to defend titles in two different, divisions, while still being the champion in both.
Here are the complete results for UFC 230, which took place in New York City.
Daniel Cormier def. Derrick Lewis via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 2:14
Ronaldo Souza def. Chris Weidman via TKO (punches) R3, 2:46
Jared Cannonier def. David Branch via TKO (punches) R2, 0:29
Karl Roberson def. Jack Marshman via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Israel Adesanya def. Derek Brunson via TKO (punches) R1, 4:51
Jordan Rinaldi def. Jason Knight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-26)
Sijara Eubanks def. Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sheymon Moraes def. Julio Arce via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-26)
Lyman Good def. Ben Saunders via KO (punches) R1, 1:32
Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata declared a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
Shane Burgos def. Kurt Holobaugh via submission (armbar) R1, 2:11
Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Adam Wieczorek via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)