Monster Energy’s reigning UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier yet again cemented his legacy in UFC history on Saturday when he retained his UFC heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Cormier (22-1) became the first fighter in UFC history to officially hold two titles simultaneously, and successfully defend both. He made quick work of Lewis (21-6), submitting him in the second round via rear-naked choke at two minutes, 14 seconds, which hardly seemed to be a competitive affair.
Lewis started off strong peppering Cormier with hard low kicks from range until Cormier secured an somewhat easy takedown, following it up with a barrage of ground and pound. When Lewis finally got back up, Cormier mercilessly dragged him back down with another single-leg shot.