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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 42 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 9 less professional rounds, 66 to Lewis' 75.
Cormier vs Lewis form
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 defeated 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 defeated 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 beat 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.
Cormier's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
Lewis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.