Daniel Cormier shocked the mixed martial arts world tonight in Las Vegas by knocking out Stipe Miocic in the very first-round to claim the UFC's coveted heavyweight title. Lesnar was brought cageside for the main event fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier, and was sitting with Dana White.
After an absolute snoozer in the co-main between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis, Cormier and Miocic went right to war, with Cormier catching Miocic with a huge right hook in the clinch that dropped Miocic.
Defending champion Miocic was typically unruffled by Cormier's comments when they were put to him during his media scrum later that afternoon.
After being announced the victor Cormier called out former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar who entered the octogan and welcomed the challenge. "I'm coming you for, motherf*cker!"
"Every person I fight is bigger than me", Cormier said.
This time around the story is that Holloway has been experiencing concussion-like symptoms and it comes after he opted out due to a leg injury in a scheduled title defense against Frankie Edgar at UFC 222.
We may have seen the last of kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki in the Octagon following his first round loss to Khalil Rountree in their light heavyweight main card curtain jerker. It's a clash between two likable heavy hitters who, pardon the worn cliché, leave it all out on the mat every time they throw down.
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"Hey Brock, get out of my Octagon", Cormier said.
Lesnar (5-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC), the current WWE Universal champion, hasn't had an MMA bout since defeating Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in July 2016. He won the Strikeforce heavyweight title before leaving the division when he joined the UFC because he didn't want to fight Cain Velasquez, his training partner and the former UFC heavyweight champ.
But even then, Cormier is right to point out that he's fought guys with similar reach advantages. By comparison, Miocic landed 24.
He looks every bit the older brother, and there's no question as to which fighter is the UFC's heavyweight champion and who is the light-heavyweight belt holder. Perry outlanded his his foe 23 to 22 in round one and 17 to 12 in round two.
Earlier, unbeaten Brazilian middleweight Paulo Costa stopped Uriah Hall in the second round of a jaw-dropping slugfest between two of the sport's hardest punchers.