Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis In The Works For UFC 230 Headliner

It would appear as if his come from behind knockout at last weekend’s UFC 229 event, was enough to get Derrick Lewis a UFC title shot.

The #2 ranked UFC heavyweight would represent Daniel Cormier’s first title defense as the UFC heavyweight world champion.

While not official, ESPN reports that the bout is being discussed by UFC officials for the November 4 UFC 230 headliner.

Here’s ESPN’s report:

Per sources, UFC has opened talks around a Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis heavyweight title fight to headline UFC 230 on Nov. 3 in New York. This would be coming, obviously, off of Lewis’s come-from-behind win on Saturday at UFC 229. Not a done deal, but it’s being explored.