In a practically flawless performance, Daniel Cormier successfully defended his UFC heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis with a second-round rear-naked choke.
Avoiding the big power of Lewis on the feet, Cormier routinely found a way to ground his larger opponent with a series of high-crotch takedowns and ankle picks. With Cormier holding the top position throughout the fight, ‘DC’ found himself on Lewis’ back mid-way through the second round and quickly sinked in a choke to remain the double champ.
Daniel Cormier def. Derrick Lewis via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 2, 2:14)
Ronaldo Souza def. Chris Weidman via TKO (Round 3, 2:46)
Jared Cannonier def. David Branch via TKO (Round 2, 0:29)
Karl Roberson def. Jack Marshman via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Israel Adesanya def. Derek Brunson via TKO (Round 1, 4:51)
Jordan Rinaldi def. Jason Knight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-26)
Sijara Eubanks def. Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sheymon Moraes def. Julio Arce via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-26)
Lyman Good def. Ben Saunders via KO (Round 1, 1:32)
Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata – majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
Shane Burgos def. Kurt Holobaugh via submission (armbar) (Round 1, 2:11)
Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Adam Wieczorek via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)