Zane Simon and Eddie Mercado are back to breakdown this event with hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event.
On the 17th of August, 2019, The UFC went to the Honda Center in Anaheim, California to bring us UFC 241, a sold out PPV (Pay-Per-View) event, via ESPN+. The event featured a HeavyWeight rematch bout of the Undisputed Reigning HeavyWeight Champion of the World, Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier, defending his title against former champion, contender Stipe Miocic, who surprised all the naysayers and Cormier fans busting out with a flurry of punches in Round 4 and defeating ‘DC’ via KO/TKO, becoming our new Heavyweight Champion of the World. We had a co-main event with battling WelterWeights - the returning Nate Diaz just swarming Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis relentlessly to a solid victory, via Unanimous Decision. This, following an impressive MiddleWeight fight ending with Paulo ‘Borrachinha-The Eraser’ Costa defeating Yoel ‘Soldier of God’ Romero, via Unanimous Decision, as well.
We also had Sodiq Yusuff defeating Gabriel Benitez with a right, followed up with some ground & pound for a KO/TKO win in the first round, after Derek Brunson overwhelmed Ian Heinisch in the Main Card opener, winning via (you guessed it) a Unanimous Decision. We had a lengthy total of nine decisions on the twelve bout card tonight...
Here’s a look at the fight card RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
UFC 241 ESPN+ PPV MAIN CARD | 10PM/7PM ETPT
- 265 lbs - Stipe Miocic (19-3) DEF. Daniel Cormier (22-2) - KO/TKO, Punches, 4:09 R4/5, 19:09 Total
- 170 lbs - Nate Diaz (20-11) DEF. Anthony Pettis ( 22-9) - DEC-Unanimous
- 185 lbs - Paulo Costa (13-0) DEF. Yoel Romero (13-4) - DEC-Unanimous
- 145 lbs - Sodiq Yusuff (10-1) DEF. Gabriel Benitez (21-7) - KO/TKO, Right to G & P, 4:14 R1/3
- 185 lbs - Derek Brunson (20-7) DEF. Ian Heinisch (13-2) - DEC-Unanimous
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Paulo Costa vs. Yoel Romero
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: Khama Worthy and Stipe Miocic
ATTENDANCE: 17,304 – sell out
GATE US: $3,237,032.00 – New California record gate for MMA
PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT
- 155 lbs - Khama Worthy (15-6) DEF. Devonte Smith (10-2) - KO/TKO, Left Hook, 4:15 R1/3
- 135 lbs - Cory Sandhagen (12-1) DEF. Raphael Assunção (27-7) - DEC-Unanimous
- 155 lbs - Drakkar Klose (11-1) DEF. Christos Giagos (17-8) - DEC-Unanimous
- 140 lbs - Casey Kenney (13-1) DEF. Manny Bermudez (14-1) - DEC-Unanimous
EARLY PRELIMS | 6:30PM/3:30PM ETPT
- 115 lbs - Hannah Cifers (10-3) DEF. Jodie Esquibel (6-6) - DEC-Unanimous
- 135 lbs - Kyung Ho Kang (16-8) DEF. Brandon Davis (10-7) - DEC-Split
- 125 lbs - Sabina Mazo (17-1) DEF. Shana Dobson (3-3) - DEC-Unanimous
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