UFC 230 Fighting Odds – Cormier vs. Lewis MMA Lines
UFC 230 takes place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.
Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (21-1, 1 NC, 10 KOs, 4 SUBs) will defend his title against knockout artist Derrick Lewis (21-5, 18 KOs, 1 SUBs). The card airs live on pay-per-view starting 10pm ET.
Just one pay-per-view following the Khabib-McGregor superfight, the UFC is giving us a heavyweight title match. And it just so happens to feature among UFC 229’s breakout star:”The Dark Beast” himself, Derrick Lewis. It is 1 matter to score a stunning, last-second comeback win in a battle you’re becoming dominated. However, Lewis topped that by following it up with the funniest post-fight interview in UFC history, on the biggest night in UFC history.
That’s one way of becoming a celebrity. And today, the one-dimensional knockout artist who never actually seemed like a legitimate competitor is fighting to get the name under a month after taking a beating at the hands of Alexander Volkov. Daniel Cormier’s probably drooling at the notion of a simple paycheck. It is going to also be his first title protection.
Regardless of the UFC declaring a banger of a storm involving middleweight hulks Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa, the enormous Cuban has stated that the fight will not be taking place. Though we really hope this contest happens, we tend to trust that the fighter when they stated that they’re not ready. Let us hope he heals up punctually.
If those 185-pounders do not get it on, then there are still three mad great middleweight matchups to anticipate. The biggest of them is that a rematch between former champions Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman, respectively ranked No. 2 and No. 3. Perennial contender Ronaldo”Jacare” Souza matches former WSOF champ David Branch, with the two guys jockeying to get a title position. The branch’s most exciting prospect, Israel Adesanya, puts his undefeated record on the line against No. 6 Derek Brunson. Occasionally,”The Last Stylebender” resembles the second coming of a prime Anderson Silva, and everyone is hoping that this dude is for real.
Have a look at the scheduled fights below, and log to the sportsbook to observe the lines for every fight on your card. Make certain to check in during combat week for in-depth betting previews. UFC chances from BookMaker.eu are typically released during struggle week.
UFC 230 Lineup (Subject to Change)
Heavyweight championship – Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis
Middleweight – Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman
Middleweight – Ronaldo Souza vs. David Branch
(Tentative) Middleweight – Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa
Middleweight – Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya
Welterweight – Lyman Good vs. Sultan Aliev
Lightweight – Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata
Bantamweight – Brian Kelleher vs. Domingo Pilarte
Middleweight – Karl Roberson vs. Jack Marshman
Featherweight – Julio Arce vs. Shyeman Moraes
Featherweight – Shane Burgos vs. Kurt Holobaugh
UFC 230 Betting Lines, Predictions and Picks
Here’s a weird story. In a meeting with MMAJunkie just days after the Volkov struggle, Lewis came out and said he had no desire to headline UFC 230. That he’d already begun eating breakfast snacks and his cardiovascular was nowhere near the amount it had to be at to virtually challenge for the title.
He finished that interview by reluctantly saying that it’d take a giant paycheck to allow him to jump right into a title fight with one of the best to ever do it. Later that afternoon, Dana White announced that Lewis would be fighting for the title. Seems like somebody got PAID.
However, the UFC’s greed is revealing here. Lewis was almost finished multiple times, and it was clear he couldn’t survive five rounds. The UFC is putting him on a card under a month later? That is known as tapping a star turn. And while we adore how honorable DC is, it sure sounds like he’s cherry picking here.
The previous time Weidman and Rockhold fulfilled, the AKA surfer boy deciphered the former All-American wrestler and took the belt from him. Time hasn’t softened the grudge between the two, and it was a close fight up until there. Rockhold has been pumped out two, indicating that his brow is a severe weakness. Coincidentally, Weidman suffered two brutal knockouts as well before rebounding back against Kelvin Gastelum.
These two middleweights are good everywhere, though they have different approaches in each phase. Rockhold’s submission grappling is top notch, but Weidman is a stellar traditional wrestler. Weidman can box with all the very best of them, but Luke’s unorthodox kicks can do major damage.
Ronaldo Souza can’t seem to catch a rest. One of the very accomplished BJJ artists to ever enter the octagon, he’s been in multiple name eliminators, only to fall short in every one. Beating David Branch likely would not seal the bargain, but he could keep his name on a short list of worthy challengers. Branch could vault into the title mix by taking out the well-regarded Brazilian.
Israel Adesanya has what it takes to be a star: an engaging character and what’s more, an electric fighting style. He is obviously a special striker, landing all eight limbs with extraordinary accuracy and power. Of course, like all great standup artists, he has to pass the wrestler evaluation, and Derek Brunson – a former collegiate wrestler – is more than qualified to dish that out.
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