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UFC 230 Betting Odds & Sportsbook Preview: Cormier vs. Lewis

Posted by: Charlie Smith
UFC 230 Betting: Cormier vs. LEwis

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

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Derrick Lewis 1½ (+120) +475 Daniel Cormier 1½ (-140) -650
Chris Weidman 2½ (-115) -185 Ronaldo Souza 2½ (-105) +160
Jared Cannonier 2½ (-140) +285 Dave Branch 2½ (+120) -345
Jack Marshman 1½ (-125) +240 Karl Roberson 1½ (+105) -280
Derek Brunson 1½ (-150) +265 Israel Adesanya 1½ (+130) -325
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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

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Jordan Rinaldi 2½ (-110) +230 Jason Knight 2½ (-110) -270
Roxanne Modafferi 2½ (-335) +475 Sijara Eubanks 2½ (+275) -650
Sheymon Moraes 2½ (-255) +230 Julio Arce 2½ (+215) -270
Ben Saunders 1½ (+115) +475 Lyman Good 1½ (-135) -650
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Early Prelims & UFC 230 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Matt Frevola 1½ (-120) +220 Landon Vannata 1½ (EV) -260
Kurt Holobaugh 2½ (+105) +270 Shane Burgos 2½ (-125) -330
Brian Kelleher 2½ (-200) +105 Montel Jackson 2½ (+170) -125
Marcos Rogerio de Lima 1½ (+120) +175 Adam Wieczorek 1½ (-140) -210
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