Things got heated quickly between Brock Lesnar and newly crowned UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
For Miocic, a victory will extend his championship reign to five fights, the longest of any heavyweight champ in the UFC’s history.
Cormier would have remained in the heavyweight division, but he elected to move down to the light heavyweight division because of his teammate, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
Conor McGregor held two belts at once in 2016, but those were the 145 lbs. and 155 lbs. titles. Cormier said Lesnar is stuck in the stone age. So as great as Anderson Silva was, he tested positive I think two times. The odds differ somewhat depending on where you shop but getting an nearly 2-1 return on a fighter like Cormier is just too good to pass up. I’m 39 years old.
The heavyweight champion stands at 6-foot-4 and has an 80-inch reach, while Cormier stands 5-foot-11 with a 72-inch reach. Cormier initially had a hard time closing the distance while Miocic landed some nice combinations from the outside, but Cormier’s chin held up. Could be the. The potential that Jon Jones had, who knows what he could have done at heavyweight and everything else, so he’s got the shadow of Jon Jones.
As much as Cormier would like to believe a win over Miocic puts him into a category all his own, UFC on FOX analysts Michael Bisping and Kenny Florian can’t quite forget about the fights with Jones. It’s a clash between two likable heavy hitters who, pardon the worn cliché, leave it all out on the mat every time they throw down. No date has been officially set for the Cormier vs. Lesnar fight, but there are reports suggesting that it will occur before the end of 2018.
After the T-Mobile Arena cage door finally closes on this long-anticipated bout, both fighters agree we’ll finally know the identity of the biggest, baddest man in MMA. “Your days are in the past”. He was the first heavyweight fighter to win three title defense matches; now, he will go for number four.
Earlier, heavyweight Derrick Lewis earned a lifeless decision over formerly fearsome prospect Francis Ngannou in the co-main event at the UFC’s biggest show of the summer.