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UFC 170 results recap: Daniel Cormier vs. Patrick Cummins

Bloody Elbow recaps the UFC 170 co-main event between Daniel Cormier, making his light heavyweight debut, against Patrick Cummins, who made his UFC debut on short notice.

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The UFC 170 co-main event was supposed to be Daniel Cormier against Rashad Evans, but Evans pulled out, and in stepped Patrick Cummins, who, based on the UFC's selling of him, was essentially the most feared 4-0 unsigned fighter in the history of the sport. Cummins made a lot of claims that he destroyed Cormier in the gym, and he had his chance to prove how good he is in the makeshift bout. This was Cormier's LHW debut, and he was unsurprisingly a massive favorite.

Cummins couldn't take Cormier down, he was slower than him, his only significant offense was the inside leg kick. Outside of that, Cormier's striking was on another level, and he stung him with an uppercut, wobbled him with a right hand before flooring him with an uppercut-left hook combo. Cummins was in all sorts of trouble and Cormier dropped him again with a left hand, which led to the finish. Official Result: Daniel Cormier def. Patrick Cummins via TKO (punches) at 1:19, round 1.

What was the high point of the fight?

Oh um ... the finish was sweet. The fight wasn't competitive at any point so it's really down to that.

Where do they go from here?

Cormier (14-0) performed as expected, and he will either jump directly into a title fight against the Jones/Teixeira winner or he'll (more likely) face a legitimate top 5 opponent within the next few months to solidify his position as #1 contender.

Cummins (4-1) had his opportunity and never had a chance. At least he took the fight on short notice as an entry way into the UFC, so presumably his next fight will be against much more suitable, lower-end opposition.

Watch it now, later, or never?

Now, only because it was quick and dominant. Cormier is really good and you already knew that, so go see why he's projected as a top 3 LHW.

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