UFC 230: Weidman vs. Jacare new co-main event, Rockhold out

UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis fight order finalized

MMA event UFC 230 takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 4 (AWST). The top of the fight-bill features the defending heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier up against ranked No.2 Derrick Lewis.

The co-main event was expected to see a middleweight battle between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold. The bout fell off when the latter was forced to withdraw due to injury. Ranked No.5 Ronaldo Souza aka “Jacare” was announced a replacement opponent taking on the former champion in the division.

Souza was initially lined up against David Branch, who has also received a new opponent. Ranked No.7 middleweight now takes on Jared Cannonier.

The promotion has also made official for the UFC 230 “a welterweight bout between Lyman Good and Ben Saunders and a heavyweight matchup pitting Ruslan Magomedov against Marcos Rogerio de Lima,” reads the announcement. In addition, according to UFC.com the fight order has been finalized.

The five-fight PPV card follows a four-fight preliminary card. The action starts with early prelims also comprising four bouts. The current UFC 230 lineup can be found below.

UFC 230 fight card

Heavyweight Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Derrick Lewis
Middleweight Chris Weidman vs. Ronaldo Souza
Middleweight David Branch vs. Jared Cannonier
Middleweight Karl Roberson vs. Jack Marshman
Middleweight Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya

Preliminary Card
Featherweight Jason Knight vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Women’s Flyweight Sijara Eubanks vs. Roxanne Modafferi
Featherweight Julio Arce vs. Sheymon Moraes
Welterweight Lyman Good vs. Ben Saunders

Early Prelims
Lightweight Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata
Featherweight Shane Burgos vs. Kurt Holobaugh
Bantamweight Brian Kelleher vs. Montel Jackson
Heavyweight Ruslan Magomedov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima