After a shaky week for UFC 226, the blockbuster pay-per-view went down with a bang. Featured in the main event was Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier where history was made by DC…
Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier headlined the massive PPV card in Las Vegas, Nevada last night. UFC 226 was all we had hoped for and more, perhaps barring the lackluster co-main event.
With Cormier already the light-heavyweight champion, the AKA legend had the opportunity to become the first ever reigning heavy and light-heavyweight champion. Pre-fight images of Cormier looking a little tubby only boosted the betting odds for Miocic.
Aside from Cormier’s apparently soft appearance, Miocic was the most dominant heavyweight champion in modern UFC history. Although nobody expected it to be an easy fight, there were a lot of fans picking Miocic for the win.
Cormier, however, had other plans.
Stipe Miocic vs. Danie Cormier Ends in Round One (Video Below)
Cormier started strong, moving very well for a man who outweighed Stipe Miocic for the fight. Before round one had even ended, Miocic was laying flat on the canvas unconscious from a DC flurry.
The moment came after a clinch, as they separated, Cormier landed a big right hand followed by ground and pound that switched Stipe’s lights out.
Watch the video below:
DC is The Double Champion
Defeating Miocic made DC an all-time great of this crazy sport. Now the reigning light-heavy and heavyweight champion, Cormier was soon confronted by ex-champion Brock Lesnar in the octagon.
Another wild night in the world of MMA, and now Cormier is the double champion. Jon Jones will surely have something to say about this, so stay tuned. With Lesnar and Cormier now ‘rivals,’ the lines between sport and entertainment become blurred again.
UFC 226 QUICK RESULTS LIST
Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier — Cormier def. Miocic by KO (punches) at 4:33 of Round One
Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega
Derrick Lewis vs. Francis Ngannou — Lewis def. Ngannou by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Paul Felder vs. Mike Perry — Perry def. Felder by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis — Pettis def. Chiesa by submission (triangle armbar) at 0:52 of Round Two
Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki — Rountree def. Saki by TKO (punches) at 1:36 of Round One
Paulo Costa vs. Uriah Hall — Costa def. Hall by TKO (punches) at 2:38 of Round Two
Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font — Assuncao def. Font by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Drakkar Klose vs. Lando Vannata — Klose def. Vannata by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Max Griffin vs. Curtis Millender — Millender def. Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Hooker — Hooker def. Burns by KO (punches) at 2:28 of Round One
Jamie Moyle vs. Emily Whitmire — Whitmire def. Moyle by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)