With a short right hook landing on the button, Daniel Cormier put an end to Stipe Miocic’s heavyweight title reign and became the UFC’s new double champ.
Developing as a tightly contested affair, Miocic’s larger frame was seemingly giving Cormier problems against the fence as he even managed to ground ‘DC’ for a brief period.
After initiating a clinch in the middle of the cage, however, Cormier found an opening on the break and snook in a short hook that dropped Miocic. From there, Cormier followed up with a small barrage of punches that sealed the deal and ensured that the 39-year-old became only the second UFC fighter in history to simultaneously hold two titles.
With Cormier’s legacy secured as one of the greatest of all time, a very fabricated call-out followed as former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar entered the cage to engage in some early promotion and provocation for what will surely be the next heavyweight title fight.
Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic via KO (Round 1, 4:33)
Derrick Lewis def. Francis Ngannou via unanimous 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 KO (Round 1, 1:36)
Paulo Costa def. Uriah Hall via TKO (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 decision (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 KO (Round 1, 2:28)
Emily Whitmire def. Jamie Moyle via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)