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UFC 226 results: Daniel Cormier knocks out Stipe Miocic, cements himself as all-time great

Daniel Cormier is a two-division champion after a dramatic KO of Stipe Miocic at UFC 226.

The main event of UFC 226 in Las Vegas was a champ vs. champ superfight between heavyweight king Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier. It was an action-packed first round, and the conclusion was unforgettable, as Cormier caught Miocic with a hard right hand, knocking him down. A few punches put Miocic out, and Cormier is now the first-ever simultaneous light heavyweight and heavyweight champion in UFC history.

Miocic closed the distance and landed a couple of punches. Cormier scored with a leg kick and some uppercuts before they clinched. Miocic briefly took Cormier down, then punched him several times on the way back up. Fans chanted “Stipe!” at the T-Mobile Arena as the clinch battle was a relative stalemate. Miocic exited with a big knee. Cormier connected on a stiff jab. A 1-2 tagged Cormier pretty cleanly. Another leg kick buckled Miocic’s lead leg. DC’s success with the jab caused a small cut on Miocic’s eye. Miocic answered back and drilled Cormier with big punches, then Cormier blasted Stipe with his own 1-2 combo. An eye poke by Cormier, who was warned for extending his fingers, halted proceedings briefly. The two men exchanged heavy blows, and in a stunning turn of events, Cormier knocked Miocic down with a right hand and then wiped him out with precise ground strikes.

Official result: Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic by KO (punches) at 4:33 of round 1 to become the UFC heavyweight champion

In the aftermath, Daniel Cormier called out Brock Lesnar, who entered the cage and pushed him. It is rumored that Cormier vs. Lesnar will happen in November at Madison Square Garden. What wild scenes in Las Vegas. Daniel Cormier is now undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters of all-time.

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