Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar has been confirmed for the UFC heavyweight title. ‘DC’ won the belt to make it 205 and 265 in his UFC trophy cabinet. Now, he will face quite literally the biggest heavyweight ever to compete in modern MMA…
During an incredible night of fights, UFC 226 delivered massively in the main event. Facing Stipe Miocic in the main event, Daniel Cormier attempted to do what no UFC champ has done before.
With the chance of holding the heavyweight and light-heavyweight titles at the same time, ‘DC’ successfully made history. Stopping the previously dominant Miocic in just one round, Cormier added the heavyweight title to his growing list of amazing accomplishments.
Landing a crushing right hand coming out of the clinch, Cormier ended Miocic’s incredible title reign in brutal fashion. Then came the Brock Lesnar scuffle.
Daniel Cormier vs Brock Lesnar Confirmed by Dana White
Speaking during the post-fight presser, UFC president Dana White confirmed that Daniel Cormier vs Brock Lesnar is happening. As captured by LowKickMMA:
“Yeah, we’re definitely gonna make that fight. So, Lesnar hit me up a couple days ago and says, ‘Sorry I went dark on ya, I had some stuff I had to take care of and I’m gonna come to the fight this weekend.’
Okay, see you Saturday. He came here tonight and he was all fired up if you couldn’t tell, I mean, right when he got to my seat on the side he was acting like a lunatic. He was fired up and excited for this fight. His gut told him Stipe because he thought Cormier put too much weight on for this fight. He thought it was going to affect him. And, it didn’t”
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“One of the best of all-time. This was the right fight for him, in that, If you think about his career, he steps down from heavyweight to go to light heavyweight because his friend is a heavyweight. So he goes to 205, has an incredible career, but has that Jon Jones thing.
“And Jon Jones is, in my opinion, you know if not the, one of the best of all-time. Could be the. The potential that Jon Jones had, who knows what he could have done at heavyweight and everything else, so he’s got the shadow of Jon Jones. Moves back up to heavyweight and knocks out the best heavyweight ever in UFC history in the first round, decisively.”
What an incredible night of action!
UFC 226 Results List
Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 4:33 – to win heavyweight title
Derrick Lewis def. Francis Ngannou via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Mike Perry def. Paul Felder via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Anthony Pettis def. Michael Chiesa via submission (triangle armbar) – Round 2, 0:52
Khalil Rountree def. Gokhan Saki via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:36
Paulo Costa def. Uriah Hall via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:38
Raphael Assuncao def. Rob Font via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Drakkar Klose def. Lando Vannata via unanimous decison (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Curtis Millender def. Max Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Dan Hooker def. Gilbert Burns via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:28
Emily Whitmire def. Jamie Moyle via unanimous decison (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)