Then came the main event where Daniel Cormier solidified his status as one of the current great competitors in mixed martial arts by defeating Miocic in the first round and adding the heavyweight title to his record in the sport.
Lesnar still has to serve out the remainder of a suspension he faced after a previous failed drug test surrounding his last fight at UFC 200, but he already has to undergo six months of testing after returning from retirement. Maybe it was bother.
Now, he's got until mid-March to climb even higher.
He also said light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson could "get it" as long as he does something impressive against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 227 in Los Angeles next month.
"His gut told him Stipe because he felt that Cormier put too much weight on for this fight, he felt it was going to affect him".
From the standpoint of bolstering his legacy, beating Jones would likely be the most valuable. Then, Cormier connected with a short right that floored Miocic at 4 minutes, 33 seconds, and Cormier finished off the champion as he laid on the canvas.
Make no mistake, though, Miocic will be back soon. "I don't know the specifics but he's good".
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But Kylie was quick to respond to her devoted fans, writing: "i got rid of all my filler ", with several anxious face emojis. I feel like my stomach isn't the same, my waist isn't the same. 'Stormi reminds me, she's my twin.
Cormier fought extensively at heavyweight earlier in his career.
After every event, fans wonder whom the losing fighters will be matched up with next. Don't write him off. The fighters attempted a couple of flurries with little effect. For those who plan on betting on this fight, let's break it down.
This sounds like hyperbole but he honestly didn't look like he wanted to be in the cage fighting. "I lost. No excuses".
"I was a heavyweight for a long time and I left the division", Cormier said. He might have been right. "He was sacked up and excited for this fight".
He just tried things in the octagon that nobody else was willing to attempt.
For now, though, Miocic will return home to Northeast Ohio without the belt for the first time in more than two years. "Not many guys can beat him".
Lewis took the unanimous decision with scores of 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, but the victory will have done nothing for his world title hopes after one of the worst UFC fights in recent memory.