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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 octagon 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 cage 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%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cormier had an advantage over Lewis, with a 19% submission rate over Lewis' 5%.
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 fewer 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 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Ilir Latifi at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had been beaten by Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.
He had lost to Daniel Cormier at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
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, 4 months and 22 days ago, while Derrick Lewis' last outing had been 2 years, 3 months and 21 days ago.
Cormier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 11 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 4 years and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
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