UFC 226 Results: Daniel Cormier Makes History Knocking Out Stipe Miocic

CLEVELAND OH- SEPTEMBER 10  Stipe Miocic speaks with Joe Rogan after defeating Alistair Overeem of The Netherlands in their UFC heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena

CLEVELAND OH- SEPTEMBER 10 Stipe Miocic speaks with Joe Rogan after defeating Alistair Overeem of The Netherlands in their UFC heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena

It was reported by Bleacher Report's Jeremy Botter prior to Cormier's first-round knockout of Stipe Miocic that Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon for a bout with the victor of the UFC 226 main event at Madison Square Garden on November 3.

He finished Miocic (18-3) on the ground with 27 seconds left in the round by landing several shots to the defenseless champion's head.

Conor McGregor held two belts at once in 2016, but those were the 145 lbs. and 155 lbs. titles.

"Listen to DC, there's a guy that I've know for an long time, he's a wrestler, he's an All-American, he's a former UFC champion". I'm a two-division champion, baby! Along the way Brock Lesnar returned to WWE and went on to capture their Universal Championship which he is still the holder of. Jones' return is unlikely and the 39-year-old didn't appear to be too interested when asked about Alexander Gustafsson at the post-fight press conference.

"But today I have accomplished everything I ever wanted". Miocic was not impressed and actually shoved the ref, but he was done and only taking more damage.

"In our studying, we knew Stipe would back out of the clinch a little bit with his hands low, so I worked on that", Cormier said. I've got my daughter on the way.

Following the bout, Daniel Cormier got on the microphone and proceeded to call out Brock Lesnar who was indeed cage-side for the fight. In 2008 it was announced that Brock Lesnar reached a deal with UFC and in his third fight with the company at UFC 91, Brock Lesnar became the UFC Heavyweight Champion by defeating Randy Couture via TKO.

As the two were pushed away from each other, Cormier told Lesnar "Push me now, you go to sleep later", before pushing Lesnar back. "Your days are in the past. Your day is in the past; 2010 is like the stone age".

Cormier fought extensively at heavyweight earlier in his career.

At the moment, only one thing is clear - and it's that Lesnar will be making his return to UFC, perhaps even while he's still WWE's Universal Champion. Welterweight Mike Perry also earned a copiously bloody split-decision victory over Paul Felder.

Cormier and Miocic stood toe-to-toe and traded hands throughout.

While the second fight was eventually overturned after Jones tested positive for steroids, he still holds a win over Cormier from their first fight at UFC 182, and it's the only loss on the two-time Olympian's record.

The Cleveland firefighter hadn't lost since December 2014 and hadn't been stopped since September 2012. He won the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix in 2012 against some of the best competition in the world at the time and defeated Frank Mir and Roy Nelson in his first two UFC fights. Four additional preliminary-card bouts follow on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET. Once again, Holloway is unable to battle and this makes three consecutive matches where Holloway has turned up lame.

Here are my thoughts on what comes next for the triumphant fighters from UFC 226. Both fighters were covered in Felder's blood by the final bell.

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