UFC 226 Wrap up – Cormier makes history, Big Bad Brock is Back!

Ready, fight!

UFC 226 Saturday 7th July – Las Vegas

Daniel Cormier looking both big and small at the same time spectacularly knocked out the baddest man in the planet – Stipe Miocic (18-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) to become the most baddest(est) man in the planet. The fight ended with a sensational right hand right during a clinch, that dropped Miocic. Cormier pounced and ended the night with a number of heavy blows from above, forcing Marc Goddard to stop the fight.

Cormier looking happy
Cormier looking happy

The real delight however, came post fight. Cormier took the mike and called out the man mountain beefcake Brock Lesnar. What ensued next was both surreal and delightful (or par for the course if you watch WWE). Swearing, pushing and shoving – all the while Dana White counting those potential PPV buys.

The potential barn burner that was Lewis vs Ngannou turned out to be a damp squib. Ngannou looked like a broken man and both fighters seemed afraid or unable to engage.

The consolation title of “second baddest man on the planet” has to go to Paul Felder. Fighting to the bitter end with a broken arm. Damn that boy is tough.

UFC 226 on the whole was an entertaining card, even the Lewis/Ngannou borefest was entertaining thanks to Rogan and co – well done boys.

Check out the rest of the card below :

Main card

Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic via first-round KO (4:33)
Derrick Lewis def. Francis Ngannou via unanimous decision
Mike Perry def. Paul Felder via split decision (29-28, 28-29 29-28)
Anthony Pettis def. Michael Chiesa via sub (triangle armbar) (2nd, 0:52)
Khalil Rountree Jr. def. Gokhan Saki via first-round KO (1:36) 

Undercard

Paulo Costa def. Uriah Hall via second-round TKO (2:38)
Raphael Assuncao def. Rob Font via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Drakkar Klose def. Lando Vannata via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Curtis Millender def. Max Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Dan Hooker def. Gilbert Burns via first-round TKO (2:28)
Emily Whitmire def. Jamie Moyle via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

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