The octagon will return to Madison Square Garden Arena next month for the promotions UFC 230: Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis pay-per-view event.
The UFC 230 fight card, which takes place November 3 in New York City, is headlined by a heavyweight title fight featuring reigning champion Daniel Cormier taking on surging division contender Derrick Lewis.
The fight card was originally slated to feature Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier as it’s co-headliner. Unfortunately for fight fans however, “The Diamond” was forced to withdraw from the contest due to a hip injury.
Following the removal of Diaz vs. Poirier from UFC 230, the promotion announced that a rematch between former UFC middleweight champions Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold would now serve as the evenings co-main event.
That announcement did not last long, as shortly after news broke that Luke Rockhold had suffered an injury and would no longer be able to compete against Weidman on November 3.
With that being said, the promotion was then forced to pull Jacare Souza from his scheduled bout with David Branch, and move the Brazilian into the co-main event of UFC 230 opposite Chris Weidman.
Jared Cannonier is now expected to replace Jacare Souza against David Branch at Madison Square Garden (Update: Branch vs. Cannonier is now official).
With the recent changes, November’s UFC 230: Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis pay-per-view lineup looks as follows:
UFC 230 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
•265 lbs.: Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Derrick Lewis – UFC Heavyweight Title fight
•185 lbs.: Ronaldo Souza vs. Chris Weidman
•185 lbs.: David Branch vs. Jared Cannonier
•185 lbs.: Jack Marshman vs. Karl Roberson
•185 lbs.: Israel Adesanya vs. Derek Brunson
UFC 230 Prelims on FS1 (8 p.m. ET):
•145 lbs.: Jason Knight vs. Jordan Rinaldi
•125 lbs.: Roxanne Modafferi vs. Sijara Eubanks
•145 lbs.: Julio Arce vs. Sheymon Moraes
•170 lbs.: Sultan Aliev vs. Lyman Good
UFC 230 Prelims on Fight Pass (6:30 p.m. ET):
•155 lbs.: Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata
•145 lbs.: Shane Burgos vs. Kurt Holobaugh
•135 lbs.: Brian Kelleher vs. Domingo Pilarte
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