LAS VEGAS — Daniel Cormier does sprints before every fight backstage to get his heart rate up. On Saturday night, he was coming back from those when he noticed a conspicuous guest going to ringside: Brock Lesnar.
For the first few minutes of Daniel Cormier’s heavyweight superfight with Stipe Miocic, size appeared to matter as the two locked up against the fence.
But when Cormier (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) got free, his power evened the score with a short right hook that knocked out Miocic (18-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) and made him the second simultaneous two-division champion in UFC history.
The UFC has curiously pulled Volkan Oezdemir from a headlining fight just three weeks out to insert him onto a PPV.
The UFC’s PPV numbers have not been that great thus far in 2018, and it appears that they’ve been trying to stack cards of late to bring up buys. In that vein, the promotion managed to get top-ranked Alexander Gustafsson a fight at UFC 227 on August 4th - but they had to sacrifice a headlining fight to do it, apparently. Gustafsson will meet Volkan Oezdemir at the event.
UFC featherweights Michael Johnson and Andre Fili will square off in Nebraska, on August 25.
A pair of featherweight sluggers are headed to Lincoln, Nebraska. According to a report by The Journal Star, former lightweight contender Michael Johnson will take on Team Alpha Male’s Andre Fili at UFC Fight Night 135.
Max Holloway says there’s not one but two superfights on the blockbuster UFC 226 main card on Saturday.
UFC 226 is one of the most highly anticipated PPV’s of the year - and for good reason.
In the main event, reigning heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will defend his title against light heavyweight kingpin Daniel Cormier in what has been billed a champion vs. champion superfight.
Stephen Thompson is hoping to fight Robbie Lawler in a headlining bout in South Carolina.
Former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson is hoping to rebound from his loss to Darren Till in a headlining bout with Robbie Lawler, according to a recent interview with MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn.