The UFC 226 main event lived up to all the hype. Daniel Cormier put on an amazing performance to become a simultaneous two-division champion, but the real entertainment began when Brock Lesnar entered the Octagon.
It took Daniel Cormier less than one round to knock out heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 226. Cormier was the smaller man in the ring, but not when it came to the power he was packing. As they were breaking from a clinch, Cormier grabbed Miocic’s neck and dropped him with a right hand. He followed up with a pair of punches to a grounded Miocic and that was all she wrote. It was an amazing performance by Cormier.
A lot of people thought that Cormier might be calling it quits after this fight if he won the heavyweight title. He has had a very successful career but is now 39 years old. He got on the microphone to make his post-fight speech and it seemed that he might be calling it quits, but then he dropped a bombshell and challenged for UFC heavyweight champion and former WWE champion Brock Lesnar.
Cormier stunned finished Miocic with a right hand and follow up punches.
Conveniently, Bock Lesnar was ringside at the event and entered the Octagon to face off with Cormier. Well, that’s what it seemed was going to happen. What actually happened was that Lesnar went in and before Cormier could address him Lesnar shoved him and then things kicked off. Cormier had a short fight with Miocic and was ready to throw down with Lesnar on the spot.
As always Lesnar wasted little time stirring the pot.
As you can see Lesnar brought in that WWE flavor with him when he stepped in to face Cormier. The two fighters jobbed back and forth for a bit before Lesnar got on the might and proceeded to insult the heavyweight fights. He insulted Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, the latter of the two because he lost to Derrick Lewis in the UFC 226 co-main event in one of the most boring fights in recent memory.
Lesnar was definitely playing up the WWE side of things as he took the mic from Joe Rogan and through it at the camera after he was done being interviewed. Cormier went back to celebrating his win over Miocic after telling Lesnar to get out of the cage.
One thing to note about these two is that Lesnar is huge compared to Cormier. It was proven tonight that size doesn’t matter to Cormier, but the size difference is staggering. Fight fans should be excited because despite Lesnar being out of the UFC for quite some time, he is a draw and this is the next big super fight.
Little time was wasted getting this fight’s hype train going.
If anything we now just have to be worried that Lesnar actually makes it to the fight. With the recent USADA issues, health issues and just the overall bad luck that has plagued UFC fight cards it seems that making it to fight time is easier said than done.
Who are you taking in this one, Brock Lesnar or Daniel Cormier? One thing is certain, these two will be receiving massive paydays for this super fight.
You can see the full results for UFC 226 below.
UFC 226 Results:
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)