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Who won Cormier vs Lewis?
Daniel Cormier beat Derrick Lewis by submission in the 2nd round, during the main event of UFC 230, on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the UFC heavyweight championship.
Cormier vs Lewis stats
Daniel Cormier stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Derrick Lewis made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Lewis had a massive power advantage over Cormier, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Cormier's 48%.
Daniel Cormier was the older man by 6 years, at 43 years old.
Lewis had a height advantage of 4 inches over Cormier. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Cormier was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 months earlier than Lewis, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 66 to Lewis' 79.
Cormier vs Lewis form
Cormier had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 on 7th July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220 on 20th January 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at TD Garden, Boston.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jon Jones at UFC 214 on 29th July 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Before that, he had beat Anthony Johnson at UFC 210 on 8th April 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at KeyBank Center, Buffalo.
He had won against Anderson Silva at UFC 200 on 9th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Lewis had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Francis NGannou at UFC 226 on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 126 on 18th February 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Frank Erwin Center, Austin.
Before that, he had been beaten by Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 110 on 10th June 2017 by knockout in the 4th round at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
He had won against Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 105 on 19th February 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Canada.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Derrick Lewis had been fighting more than Daniel Cormier.
Going to this contest, Daniel Cormier had last fought 4 years and 29 days ago, while Derrick Lewis' last outing had been 3 years, 9 months and 30 days ago.
Cormier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Lewis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.