LAS VEGAS — We have a new “Baddest Man on the Planet.”
Daniel Cormier defeated Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 via first-round knockout to become the second fighter in UFC history to become a two-division champion, capturing the UFC heavyweight title to go along with his light heavyweight belt.
Miocic and Cormier delivered serious blows in the first round of the main event before a devastating elbow from Cormier caught Miocic and stunned him. Cormier finished off Miocic with a series of punches to end the fight with 27 seconds left in the first frame.
Cormier went on to call out Brock Lesnar after the fight, and the former heavyweight champ entered the octagon and shoved the division’s new champion. Lesnar then proceeded to insult Francis Ngannou and Miocic before telling Cormier he’s coming for the belt.
Cormier was overcome with tears when Dana White wrapped the heavyweight belt around his waist.
In the co-main event, Derrick Lewis defeated Ngannou via unanimous decision in a snoozefest that drew jeers from the crowd in a heavily anticipated fight.
Also on the UFC 226 card, New England native Rob Font was overwhelmed by Raphael Assuncao via unanimous decision.
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