Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Cormier Early Betting Odds Released

Brenda Watkins
July 9, 2018

Newly crowned heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier already seems to be locked in on his next opponent.

Cormier added the UFC heavyweight championship to his light heavyweight title Saturday night, stopping Stipe Miocic in dramatic fashion during the first round of their superfight at UFC 226. Miocic has made a record three consecutive title defenses at heavyweight, where the limit is 265 pounds. He is now the second-ever fighter to hold two championships in two different weight divisions.

This was arguably the most exciting contest of the night, and unfortunately, it was followed by what many are calling the worst fight in UFC history.

White confirmed that process is underway, which would make Lesnar eligible for a return to the Octagon as early as January of next year.

As you'll be able to see below, the two Ultimate Fighter coaches clinched in the middle of the Octagon before Cormier dropped Miocic with a huge right uppercut to drop the now former champion. "Of course it's great to get the opportunity to find out whether you're better than another champion, because I respect Daniel a lot, and I know he respects me".

"I walked in the building and watched the heavyweight disaster from the beginning", Lesnar said. "His gut told him Stipe was going to win because he felt Cormier put too much weight on for this fight and that was going to affect him, but it didn't".

However, considering WWE are playing along with the five-time world champion's UFC appearance then that surprise turn of events could be used as a storyline in the near future.

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But Cormier provided all the fireworks necessary with his demolition of Miocic, who had held the heavyweight belt for over two years.

Cormier had just won the title, knocking out Stipe Miocic with a short right hand.

"I would [fight him again], if he's around", Cormier said of Jon Jones at the UFC 226 post-fight press conference (via MMAJunkie). "You start to fall apart".

"They've known each other a long time with the whole wrestling thing", White said.

The preliminary card saw a host of decision wins, but there were standout stoppage wins for lightweight Dan "The Hangman" Hooker and middleweight Paulo "The Eraser" Costa.

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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