Conor McGregor might have been the first fighter to hold two UFC titles at the same time, but McGregor never defended either belt.
Cormier, while likely to be stripped of the light heavyweight crown soon, did indeed do just that, defending his heavyweight title with a submission victory over Derrick Lewis Saturday night in the main event of UFC 230.
With the win, Cormier is now second on the UFC/PRIDE/WEC/Strikeforce heavyweight list for unbeaten streaks at 12, three ahead of Junior dos Santos and four behind Fedor Emelianenko.
In the co-main event, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza knocked out Chris Weidman in the third round, likely securing himself either a future middleweight title shot or No. 1 contender match.
Daniel Cormier def. Derrick Lewis via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:14 of Round 2 to remain UFC heavyweight champion
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Chris Weidman via TKO (strikes) at 2:46 of Round 3
Jared Cannonier def. David Branch via TKO (strikes) at :39 of Round 2
Karl Roberson def. Jack Marshman via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Israel Adesanya def. Derek Brunson via TKO (strikes) at 4:51 of Round 1
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 (28-29, 29-28, 30-26)
Lyman Good def. Ben Saunders via KO (strike) at 1:32 of Round 1
Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata declared a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
Shane Burgos def. Kurt Holobaugh via submission (armbar) at 2:11 of Round 1
Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Adam Wieczorek via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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