UFC 230 Betting Odds & Sportsbook Preview: Cormier vs. Lewis
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The year’s UFC betting online action continues this Saturday with an intriguing UFC Heavyweight Championship bout. Reigning two-division champion Daniel Cormier will be looking to defend his heavyweight belt against the No. 2 contender in the world, Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis. Lewis is coming off a magnificent knockout victory over Alexander Volkov that proved this man is made up of nothing but heart. However, will his lion-heart be enough to propel him to a victory over someone as talented and dominant as DC? Well, let’s take a look at the sportsbook odds to see what they have to say about this pairing.
UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis – Sunday, November 4th
When: Main Card: 10 pm ET || Prelims: 8 pm ET || Early Prelims: 6:15 pm ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
TV: Main Card: PPV || Prelims: FS1 || Early Prelims: UFC Fight Pass
Stream: UFC TV
The UFC will be making its return to MSG this Saturday and they’ve certainly put together an eye-catching card. However, it was an uphill battle for the UFC to put together this fight card. Originally, a UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship bout was supposed to headline the event. That title is currently vacant and former bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko was supposed to face former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk for that belt. Unfortunately Joanna was not ready to compete so soon and the promotion scheduled Sijara Eubanks to face Shevchenko.
There was some backlash to this decision since every legal betting MMA fan on the planet wanted to see Joanna and Shevchenko go at it inside the octagon, given their history in Muay Thai. Ultimately the UFC was eager to find a replacement bout. Lewis recent KO victory at UFC 229 gave them the opportunity to put together this headlining bout.
Main Card & UFC 230 Betting Odds
Daniel Cormier enters this weekend’s matchup with a 21-1-1 record, fresh off his KO victory over former UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic. DC delivered a masterful performance in that bout by developing a brutal game-plan and then executing it perfectly. Aside from a questionable eye-poke, Cormier delivered a masterful performance. Now he faced a completely different challenge in Derrick Lewis, but one that is equally as challenging. There’s no question that all the pressure is on Cormier here. After all, he has the more outstanding resume and is overall considered a much better martial artists.
However, Lewis is definitely not an opponent that you want to underestimate. At the end of the day, he can put anyone to sleep with a single blow. His 18 wins via knockout make that much perfectly clear. But if there’s one person who refuses to underestimate anybody, it’s Daniel Cormier. Ultimately this is one heck of a matchup that could go either way, and it’s that unknown that pulls us in.
Derrick Lewis has one of the most impressive resumes in MMA, given that he admitted that he only trains for roughly 30 minutes a day. In fact it’s almost unbelievable that Lewis has made it thus far in the heavyweight division. However, heavyweights tend to gas out quickly and even though Lewis isn’t exempt from that himself, he still has the ability to knockout anyone out at any moment. It’s been that power that has allowed him to climb these rankings and put himself in such a high-profile matchup. This is a win-win for Lewis because this opportunity has opened doors for the Black Beast. Such as the lucrative Popeye’s deal that he just finished inking, giving him free chicken for life.
Prelims & UFC 230 Betting Odds
Early Prelims & UFC 230 Betting Odds