Brock Lesnar Crashes UFC 226, Shoves Daniel Cormier

Brenda Watkins
July 8, 2018

Daniel Cormier made history Saturday night, becoming the fifth UFC fighter to become champion in two different weight-classes with a first-round knockout of Stipe Miocic.

With the return of Conor McGregor to the cage yet to be confirmed, Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier is the biggest fight available to UFC at this time.

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.

Cormier, the Light Heavyweight Champion, took on Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic, but only Miocic's belt was on the line.

Following his historic victory, Cormier called out former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar who just so happened to be in attendance at T-Mobile Arena. "DC, I'm coming for you, mother*****r!" "Joe, this is the most unbelievable thing I've ever experienced", Cormier said after the fight. However, the bout was pulled from the card after Holloway experienced concussion symptoms during fight week.

Cormier has spent the past five years fighting at the light heavyweight limit of 205 pounds.

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Akinfeev levelled things up at 1-1 when he dived the right way to keep out Kovacic after two penalties each. Croatia also came through the last round on penalties after drawing with Denmark.

The fight pits two of the UFC's most popular world champions head-to-head, in a fascinating battle of champions.

"Hey Brock, get out of my Octagon", Cormier said. There are conflicting reports about whether Lesnar has re-entered the USADA drug testing pool which is required for six months before returning to action, so a potential superfight between the WWE star and two-division champion may be postponed until 2019. Cormier swarmed, the referee had no choice but to stop the fight. Just look at what he did to headhunter Volkan Oezdemir in his last fight.

As expected, Lesnar will challenge Cormier for the heavyweight belt, though a date and location aren't determined. Cucciniello went on to defeat Tyler Diamond in one of the best fights ever seen in the Ultimate Fighter gym, booking him his place in Friday's final against Dublin-based Canadian Brad Katona.

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis also submitted Michael Chiesa in the second round with a triangle armbar from a bottom position.

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.

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