He finished Miocic (18-3) on the ground with 27 seconds left in the round by landing several shots to the defenceless champion's head.
Cormier, the reigning light heavyweight champion, walked into the Octagon looking to dethrone the most dominant heavyweight champion in promotion history, Stipe Miocic. Conor McGregor was the UFC's featherweight champ in 2016 when he took the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez.
The UFC has branded their UFC 226 clash "The Superfight" - and Cormier says that label is fully justified. Now he gets a chance to do something Jones never has and that is rule the heavyweight division. "I'm a two-division champion, baby". Just like that, he finished the winningest UFC heavyweight champion of all time. That result was later changed to a "no contest" after it was revealed Lesnar failed multiple drug tests.
Bisping said when speaking about Cormier's wrestling. The heavyweight title is on the line and below we discuss why the oddsmakers have it all wrong as Daniel Cormier is poised to capture his second divisional crown.
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And a fired-up Cormier told a packed media scrum at Wednesday's open workouts that the bookies in Vegas have got it wrong, by backing pre-fight favourite Miocic, and his rival only has one way of winning, and that's to knock him out. DC, however, wanted the clinch and landed a big right hand.
"Not having to cut any weight is very pleasant", Cormier said with a laugh. But when they stepped on the scales Friday morning, Cormier (246 pounds) actually outweighed Miocic (242 1/2). For the first time in three years, he didn't leave victorious. Shortly after the belt was wrapped around DC's waist, former Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar came in the cage and pushed Cormier hard. Lesnar entered the ring and the two went at each other, trash talking and shoving. "I'm coming you for, motherf*cker!" "Your days are in the past. Your day is in the past; 2010 is like the stone age".
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Cormier fought extensively at heavyweight earlier in his career. Paul Heyman has also commented... Moments later, the two heavyweights tied up in the center of the cage. He has successfully defended the heavyweight strap in three consecutive bouts. However, the bout was pulled from the card after Holloway experienced concussion symptoms during fight week. "(Francis) Ngannou is a piece of sh*t! "The last time I fought someone I was bigger than was Jeff Monson, that was in (2011) and I felt like Muhammad Ali out there (because) I had the reach advantage, the only time I've had the reach advantage".