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Watch: Daniel Cormier Flattens Stipe Miocic In First-Round At UFC 226

Daniel Cormier achieved history last night after KO’ing the UFC heavyweight champion of the world to become only the second double-champ in UFC history.

What on earth did we just witness?

The light-heavyweight champion of the world went into this fight as an underdog – not a huge one – but just shy of a spot as the favourite. Many did back him to defeat the heavyweight kingpin Stipe Miocic but I guarantee you that those who predicted a finish like the one we got were few and far between.

After some opening exchanges that showed both men enjoying success, DC started to tag Stipe – catching him with a few one-two’s. His team had been speaking highly of the KO power that Cormier brought with him to heavyweight and while we always knew that would be the case to some extent, to see him flatten Miocic like that was truly special.

Watch his amazing knockout win below:

Following his elated post-fight speech, the former-heavyweight champion and bonafide superstar Brock Lesnar showed up for some WWE-esque posturing, where both men cut a promo for their seemingly inevitable meeting down the road.

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at [email protected]