Back at UFC 226, Daniel Cormier won the heavyweight title and became a two division champion by knocking out Stipe Miocic in the first round. Saturday night at UFC 241, the pair will run it back and the pay-per-view will be headlined by a championship rematch between the two decorated fighters.
Video of the full fight has been released by the UFC, and you can watch the first match up in its entirety below:
Here’s a snippet from our play-by-play of the event:
Round 1 - Miocic walking DC down. Overhand right. Cormier trying to clinch but can’t. Cormier with an outside leg kick, Miocic with an inside leg kick. Cormier with a looping punch that lands. They get into a grappling situation. Miocic lands a couple of punches on a prone DC. Knee from Stipe in the clinch. Another knee as they separate. Cormier with a right. Miocic with a jab. Miocic pushes him back and lands a knee. Left jab and a leg kick from Cormier. Left lead elbow from Stipe. Cormier fires back. They’re going now! Inside leg kick and an...eyepoke from Cormier. Miocic doesn’t need much time though. Miocic with a right. They trade in the middle. Cormier drops Miocic in close with a right hook right on the chin! MIOCIC IS DOWN! DC lights him up on the ground! WE HAVE A NEW HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!
Daniel Cormier defeated Stipe Miocic via KO (punches), 4:33 of round 1