UFC heavyweight champ Cormier set to defend at MSG

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Derrick Lewis celebrates after defeating Alexander Volkov during a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Lewis won by knockout in the third round.(AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Daniel Cormier is set to defend his UFC heavyweight championship against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 on Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden.Lewis has won nine of his last 10 bouts and will fight just weeks after he defeated Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 last weekend in Las Vegas. Cormier (21-1) is UFC’s light heavyweight and heavyweight champion and hoped to fight Brock Lesnar next year. But UFC was short on star power at a venue where some of the biggest stars have fought since mixed martial arts was legalized in New York two years ago and pressed Lewis and Cormier into service.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Asian Para Games: Gawilan clinches second silver medal for PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption UFC is trying to move on from the brawls that broke out after the Conor McGregor-Khabib Nurmagomedov fight in Las Vegas and put the promotion’s buzz back on a better main event for its next major card.UFC President Dana White told ESPN, which first reported on the revamped card, that the scheduled 230 main event fighter Valentina Shevchenko will now take on Joanna Jedrzejczyk at the next pay-per-view event December in Toronto. Shevchenko had been scheduled to fight Sijara Eubanks in the main event of UFC 230, and Eubanks wasn’t happy about being bumped.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“IVE EARNED MY SHOT. THIS IS MY TIME. Quit running this thing like a circus,” Eubanks tweeted.Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier are still on for their scheduled lightweight fight at UFC 230. View commentslast_img