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UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis Event Coverage

November 3rd, 2018 | Madison Square Garden (New York City, New York) | Gate: $2,841,718

Fight of the Night: Jacare Souza vs. Chris Weidman – $50,000 bonus

Performance of the Night: Jared Cannonier and Israel Adesanya – $50,000 bonus

Event Results:

  • Daniel Cormier (C) defeated Derrick Lewis via second-round submission (rear-naked choke)
  • Jacare Souza defeated Chris Weidman via third-round TKO (punches)
  • Jared Cannonier defeated David Branch via second-round TKO (punches)
  • Karl Roberson defeated Jack Marshman via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
  • Israel Adesanya defeated Derek Brunson via first-round TKO (knees and punches)


  • Jordan Rinaldi defeated Jason Knight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-26)
  • Sijara Eubanks defeated Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Sheymon Moraes defeated Julio Arce via split-decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-26)
  • Lyman Good defeated Ben Saunders via first-round knockout (punches)
  • Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata ended via majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
  • Shane Burgos defeated Kurt Holobaugh via first-round submission (armbar)
  • Marcos Rogério de Lima defeated Adam Wieczorek via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

UFC 230 Event Notes:

October 19th: The second fight between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold was scheduled for this event but Luke Rockhold was pulled from the event due to injury. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has filled in for Rockhold who was originally scheduled to meet David Branch at this event. David Branch will now meet Jared Cannonier.

October 10th: A lightweight bout between Dustin Poirer and Nate Diaz was scheduled to take place at this event but Poirer withdrew from the event due to injury.

August: An interim-Middleweight title fight between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa as expected to take place at this event but Yoel Romero’s doctor recommended a 2019 return to the cage as he recovers from facial injuries.

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