Daniel Cormier will make the first defense of his UFC heavyweight title against The Black Beast Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 next month.
Many are writing off Lewis’ chances of upsetting the odds with this one but if there is one thing that history will show us, it’s that this guy can crack – even if the latest stages of the fight.
Travis Browne, Marcin Tybura, Alexander Volkov and more, they’ve all been cracked by Lewis when they least expected it and that in itself will add a very interesting dimension to this fight.
We’ve seen DC deal with power-punchers at 205lbs like Anthony Johnson and Volkan Oezdemir, absorbing their early pressure before securing the finish but at heavyweight, the margin for error will decrease that bit more.
Regardless of how this one reads on paper, it remains a fantastically fun matchup involving two of the most charismatic guys on the roster today.
UFC 230 is an event that has been cursed with some dreadful luck up until this point but with us now just under a week away, one would hope that the night’s current lineup is the one that we get when fight-night finally comes around.
Dan Hardy and John Gooden released the latest edition of their popular series Inside the Octagon ahead of next Saturday’s main-event headliner and if you plan on tuning in on November 3, this is absolutely essential viewing.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena