Daniel Cormier Dominates & Submits Derrick Lewis In Round 2

Daniel Cormier Dominates & Submits Derrick Lewis In Round 2

All he needed to do in order to complete his improbable climb to the top was get through Daniel Cormier.

Cormier beat Anthony Johnson in 2015 to win the light heavyweight title and defended it against the likes of Alexander Gustafsson and Volkan Oezdemir.

The victory keeps up Cormier's remarkable unbeaten career record at heavyweight, which now stands at 15 fights, and moves him to 22-1 overall, with 1 no contest.

The former UFC Champion will be hoping to replicate that success against Cormier should the two meet in as expected early next year. Cormier was able to put Lewis on his back and control him on the ground.

After an electric undercard, it was down to the "Double Champ" and the challenger with nothing to lose, closing out the show with the heavyweight title hanging in the balance. Cormier unloaded elbows to Lewis as the crowd booed, ultimately preferring a stand-up war. Lewis opened with a body shot to Cormier and then followed it up with another that backed Cormier up. Again, the Houston native regained his feet, but the respite only last a matter of seconds as Cormier took him down again.

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And who knows, maybe by the time Saturday night turns into Sunday morning, we'll have a new heavyweight champion, one who battled back from hardship and prison time to become an inspirational figure in the sport.

It was a slick finish for Cormier, who locked in a rear-naked choke and Lewis coudln't fight it.

On Saturday, Lewis will be fighting for a championship only 28 days later against a guy, in Cormier, who holds the belt in both the heavyweight and light-heavyweight divisions. Daniel Cormie; one of the greatest of all-time.

"Everything he did had unbelievable power", he said. "They want somebody to get rid of him, so they called me in for the job". Lesnar is still with WWE and left the promotion's controversial Crown Jewel event on Friday in Saudi Arabia as the Universal champion. "There are no surprises with me". So me challenging Daniel Cormier would be making it a personal thing. "If you have a puncher's chance it's not good enough". You can just have this one back.' Seriously.

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