UFC 230 Betting Preview: Can Derrick Lewis Shock the World, Daniel Cormier With a KO?
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Derrick Lewis (red gloves).
- Two-division champion Daniel Cormier will face Derrick Lewis for the UFC Heavyweight title on Saturday.
- Lewis (+450) is an underdog for just the second time in his UFC career.
Betting odds: Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis
- Daniel Cormier -700
- Derrick Lewis +450
- Time: Approx. 11:30 p.m. ET
- Channel: UFC Pay-Per-View
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There will be plenty of action going down in the octagon this Saturday night at UFC 230 from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
‘Champ-champ’ Daniel Cormier will take on Derrick Lewis to determine the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion in what figures to be a hard-hitting affair.
Cormier was last seen knocking out then heavyweight champ Stipe Moicic at UFC 226 in July. DC isn’t expected to be stripped of his light-heavyweight Championship until Jon Jones faces Alexander Gustafsson in December, so he’ll become the first man in UFC history to defend a belt as an simultaneous two-division champion.
Lewis’ last fight stole the show at UFC 229, when he knocked out Alexander Volkov with just 11 seconds remaining in the bout — a fight that Lewis was losing.
He even admitted that Miocic deserved this fight with Cormier more than he did, but business is business. The UFC is largely attempting to cash in on the challenger’s massive (and well-earned) social media draw following his epic victory speech at UFC 229.
Let’s break down some of the matchup’s biggest questions and attempt to find some value with the odds.