UFC 226’s main event between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier was marketed as a superfight, and it absolutely lived up to the hype. Now, Daniel Cormier is the new heavyweight champion — and Brock Lesnar is looming in the distance.
Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier are two of the most accomplished fighters in UFC history. That goes without saying. Cormier is 20-1 (1NC), and considered one of the best fighters ever, while Stipe Miocic is the most decorated UFC heavyweight of all time. With three defenses of his championship, he was looking to make it four against Cormier and stop him from making history at UFC 226 in Las Vegas. Cormier, of course, was looking to be the second fighter ever to hold two championships at once.
Round one began with Stipe putting pressure on DC and trying to work the clinch and work him against the fence. Cormier landed a couple of nice low leg kicks and worked inside on Stipe Miocic. Miocic had the clear size advantage, but in the end, it didn’t matter. Near the end of the round as Stipe was exiting the clinch, DC landed a right hook that turned the lights off of Stipe Miocic. A couple of follow up punches and it was done — Daniel Cormier was a dual weight champion!
After the bout, Cormier called out a former champion and All-American wrestler, none other than Brock Lesnar! Telling Lesnar to “get his ass” in the cage, Lesnar was more than happy to oblige, and instantly shoved Cormier. Calling the heavyweight division s*** he promised to bring the fight to Comier, while Cormier promised to finish the wrestling star. How this plays out, given Lesnar is suspended, remains to be seen. But ‘The Beast’ is looming in the distance for Cormier.
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In the here and now, Daniel Cormier has solidified himself as one of the best fighters of all time, and he’s now the light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion.
Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic by knockout, Round 1, 4:38