Daniel Cormier makes UFC history with victory over Derrick Lewis

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With this win, Cormier defends his heavyweight title for the first time since securing it at UFC 226 in July.

Cormier exerted his authority from the outset, with most of the opening action confined to the ground after the champ secured a takedown against a disappointing Lewis at the first attempt. "I've been through so much stuff that I hope even my enemies wouldn't have to go through".

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

Lewis definitely had earned the right to fight him (having won nine of his last 10), but Cormier's wrestling is too good and he is too professional to take Lewis lightly, which was probably the only way Lewis could have caught him. "Sometimes I go into the octagon, and I hear in the build-up, 'When is this guy going to get old?' It could happen overnight". "I'm excited and I feel ready".

For those of you that missed the news, Cormier has a tryout coming up with WWE because Fox wants SmackDown Live to be more sports and less comedy and they really like Cormier.

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'If you come in here with a puncher's chance, it's not enough. Yeah, it was a predictable outcome, but it was also bonus Daniel Cormier. Lesnar is still serving a suspension imposed by USADA until January of 2019.

Cormier has never lost to anyone except Jon Jones, the star-crossed former light heavyweight champion who beat him twice.

Lewis fought on that same UFC 229 card as McGregor and Nurmagomedov, and was getting thoroughly beaten by Alexander Volkov for nearly the entire three rounds that they fought before he landed a ideal punch and finished the fight with follow-up strikes in the fight's final 10 seconds. "The Black Beast" reflects on a whirlwind last three months for him and how he was mentally draining for him. Lewis opened with a body shot to Cormier and then followed it up with another that backed Cormier up.

In the co-main event, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza knocked former middleweight champion Chris Weidman out in the third round.

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