Whats up and welcome to Categorical Sport’s recap of UFC 241: Cormier vs Miocic 2.
Topping the invoice on the Honda Heart in Anaheim, California was the eagerly-anticipated heavyweight title rematch between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic.
The eighth pay-per-view card of 2019 may also noticed fan favorite Nate Diaz make his long-awaited return to the Octagon, with the Stockton native doing battle with former UFC light-weight champion Anthony Pettis.
A mouthwatering conflict between Yoel Romero and Daniel Cormier was additionally on deck, and it definitely lived as much as its billing.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 8:23 am – That is a wrap, of us
Thanks very a lot for following Categorical Sport’s dwell protection of UFC 241.
The subsequent pay-per-view card takes in Abu Dhabi on September 7, with Khabib Nurmagomedov defending his light-weight title towards interim champion Dustin Poirier.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 8:03 am – Stipe Miocic displays on Daniel Cormier win
The two-time heavyweight champion has admitted he was affected by ring rust towards Cormier however is shying away from questions on his subsequent opponent.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 7:43 am – Nate Diaz is chatting with the media
Nate Diaz is at the moment discussing his name out of Jorge Masvidal and singing Gamebred’s praises.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 7:33 am – Daniel Cormier speaks to the media
Daniel Cormier has hinted he’ll name it a day, saying: “That is twice I have been stopped now. Now that is not good. I am sensible sufficient to grasp that.”
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 7:13 am – Dana White is holding courtroom
UFC president Dana White addressing the media and has revealed he is urged Daniel Cormier to not make a hasty choice on his future.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 6:58 am – Jon Jones fires pictures at Daniel Cormier
Jon Jones did not waste any time taking intention at Daniel Cormier, tweeting: “I assume losses don’t matter if you’re getting paid a lot on the entrance finish.”
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 6:35 – Paulo Costa is fielding questions from the media
Recent off his win over Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa is at the moment discussing the state of the middleweight division within the post-fight press convention.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 6:20 am – Joe Rogan hails Stipe Miocic
He mentioned: “Stipe Miocic is the best heavyweight of all time.”
Cormier vs Miocic 2 – 6:09 am – Daniel Cormier discusses retirement
Daniel Cormier has is not going to decide on whether or not he’ll retire from combined martial arts simply but.
He mentioned: “You don’t make choices primarily based on feelings. It’s a troublesome capsule to swallow.”
Cormier vs Miocic 2 – 6:02 am – It is over
Stipe Miocic has regained the heavyweight championship. After absorbing an ungodly quantity of punishment for 3 rounds, Miocic modified his method and started attacking Cormier’s physique.
That opened up the chance for him to land some large proper arms, which he did not spurn.
The Clevland clubber drilled Cormier with a giant overhand proper that despatched his foe hurtling in direction of the cage wall.
He did not waste any time in closing the present, following up with a collection of unanswered pictures that compelled referee Herb Dean to name a halt to proceedings.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 5:56 am – Spherical three to DC
Cormier acquired the higher of Stipe in that stanza, although he did proceed to eat a number of exhausting pictures from the challenger.
As his coach Bob Cook dinner mentioned through the break, he must preserve his ‘rattling arms up’.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 5:50 am – A spherical for the ages
Each males repeatedly landed heavy pictures on the opposite, most of which got here from inside boxing vary.
Cormier surprisingly opted to not use lateral transfer and simply march ahead in an try to take Miocic’s head off. Miocic’s chin held, although, which meant he may return hearth and repeatedly rattle the dome of the previous light-heavyweight king.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 5:44 am – Spherical one to the champion
Miocic began the combat much more tentatively than he did his first conflict with ‘DC’, staying on the skin and peppering the champion’s leg with leg kicks.
Cormier quickly managed to shut the vary and began having success together with his arms, touchdown a number of mixtures earlier than dumping the challenger on his again with a giant takedown.
The Louisana native dominated the previous champion on the bottom together with his prime sport and even landed some hammer fists earlier than the top of the spherical.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 Reside – 5:30 am – Time for the principle occasion
Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic are about to throw down within the most-anticipated heavyweight title combat in UFC historical past.
Will we hear ‘And new’ or ‘and nonetheless’ on the finish of this combat? We’ll discover out very shortly.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 5:20 am – Nate Diaz reveals who he needs to combat
In his post-fight interview, Diaz respectfully calls out fellow fan favorite Jorge Masvidal. I say e book the combat for UFC 244 in November.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 5:20 am – Nate Diaz wins on his return
Nate Diaz will get the nod by way of unanimous choice and picks up his first win since his UFC 196 victory over Conor McGregor in March 2016.
And to prime issues off, he is referred to as for a combat with Jorge Masvidal. If I am the UFC brass, I e book that for UFC 244 in November.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 5:12 am – Nate Diaz makes a triumphant return
Spherical three was all Diaz, who badly damage Pettis with one other collection of knees and a few soiled boxing. Referee Mike Beltran got here near stopping the contest however Pettis managed to outlive.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 5:09 am – Nate Diaz continues to dominate
Pettis began the second spherical robust however a collection of knees to the top and physique from Diaz swung the momentum and ended the previous light-weight with his again towards the cage consuming a number of brief punches.
Convey on spherical three.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 5:03 am – Nate Diaz takes spherical one
Diaz landed the cleaner pictures within the first stanza and took Pettis down in the ultimate minute of the spherical, wherein he briefly had full mount earlier than taking Showtime’s again.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell 4:49 am – Nate Diaz is on his option to the Octagon
After greater than 1000 days on the sidelines, Nate Diaz is about to throw down.
His eagerly-anticipated conflict with Anthony Pettis – which has been dubbed by many as ‘The Folks’s Primary Occasion’ – will get underway in a matter of moments.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 4:39 am – Paulo Costa will get the nod
The judges award Paulo Costa the victory by way of unanimous choice.
That really was a tough combat to name. Personally, I scored the combat a draw. I can, nonetheless, see why Costa acquired the nod.
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Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 4:19 am – That is dwelling as much as its billing
That is has been nothing wanting chaos. Each males have been knocked down and Costa is placing on a relentless place.
Yoel is making an attempt to cease the ‘Eraser’ from coming with awkward strikes however is struggling to maintain him at bay.
Spherical two will little question present extra of the identical.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 4:13 am – Brace yourselves, Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa is up subsequent
This middleweight combat goes to be nothing wanting carnage, of us. Each males are vicious knockout artists, although they’ve fully completely different output weights.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 4:05 am – Tremendous Sodiq does it once more
Yusuff closes the present with a giant counter proper hook and a few floor after Benitez grew in confidence and began pouring the strain on.
That is 5 wins in a row for ‘Tremendous’, who can now formally be classed as a contender within the featherweight division.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 3:55am – Gabriel Benitez and Sodiq Yusuff are throwing warmth already.
Yusuff has come out swinging within the first and has tagged Benitez a number of instances.
‘Mowgli’ is on the again foot and appear tentative to fulfill Yusuff within the center and have interaction in a slugfest. He has, nonetheless, throw a couple of heavy leg kicks to try to gradual the Nigerian down.
Cormier vs Miocic 2 dwell – 3:41 am – Derek Brunson will get the nod
Amidst the chaos of Cormier and Miocic arriving and Covington getting booed, Brunson continued to dominate, a lot so the judges awarded him a unanimous choice win.