Cormier defeats Lewis to retain heavyweight crown

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Daniel Cormier made certain it played out as most expected.

Cormier outclassed Derrick Lewis with his wrestling ability and took Lewis to the ground several times over two rounds, eventually finishing Lewis with a rear naked choke.

"At around 12, 1 o'clock it was to the point where I was kind of singed over and leaning and Bob Cook said, 'If you don't get better then we're going to have to make a decision on whether or not you're going to fight, '" Daniel Cormier stated. I guarantee you can.

Cormier's record moves to 22-1-0, plus one no-contest. "He got knocked out the last time we fought". Bring that belt with you if you come to my house, ' said Cormier at Madison Square Garden.

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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. Yeah, it was a predictable outcome, but it was also bonus Daniel Cormier. His status remains as murky as ever - he still has to serve out the remainder of a USADA suspension - and was not spotted at MSG. He will hold the light heavyweight title only until former foe Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson fight for the title later this year. The second bout a year ago was changed to a no-contest when Jones failed a doping test that kept him out of the sport for 15 months.

Lewis eventually managed to extract himself, only for Cormier to secure a second takedown and press the advantage by hammering away on the deck. But, as happened in the first round, Cormier grabbed a single leg and swept Lewis to his back. The co-headliner saw a middleweight barnburner between Chris Weidman and "Jacare" Souza, with the Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend knocking out the former champ.

To open the pay-per-view portion of the card, New Zealand's Israel Adesanya put on a clinical performance in knocking out Derek Brunson in the first round.

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