90.8
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
7:14
      Lewis landed a couple of leg kicks, he threw a head kick, and then Cormier took him down a minute into the opening round. Cormier smothered him against the fence, and threw some short punches & elbows. Lewis rolled over to get back to his feet, and he made it back to his feet halfway through the round, but Cormier continued to hold onto a tight clinch against the fence. Cormier took him down again with a single leg with 2 minutes left in the round. Cormier continued to chip away with some short strikes, and then Lewis tried to get back up with a minute left in the round. Cormier did a good job keeping him smothered against the fence though. Round one CLEARLY goes to Cormier, but for the amount of control he had, he didn't do much actual damage.
      Lewis threw some big punches to start the second round, and then Cormier took him down again, but Lewis stood back up immediately again. Cormier stayed on him, and then used his slick wrestling to take Lewis down again. Lewis gave up his back, Cormier locked on a rear-naked choke, and finished the fight by submission. That was a really good win for Cormier. Lewis took the fight on short notice (he just fought less than a month ago). That's a disappointing loss for Lewis though, as he came into this fight with a lot of hype behind him after his last fight, and he really didn't have enough time to train for a random title fight that was thrown at him.
93.7
KO (Punches)
4:33
      MIocic started this fight with a lot of pressure, they traded a few punches, and Cormier continued to circle around the outside. Miocic took down Cormier a minute into the round, but let him stand back up, as Miocic continued to smother him against the fence with some heavy clinching. They split up halfway through the round, and Miocic blasted Cormier with some clean combinations, and then they clinched again. Cormier was having trouble getting inside the reach of Miocic, as Miocic was picking him apart with punches & knees. Cormier started firing back in the final 90 seconds, and he busted up Miocic's face a bit. Cormier then flicked his fingers into Miocic's eyes, causing a brief pause in the action. When the fight started back up, they traded some short ranged punches, Cormier dropped Miocic with a magical combination, and he knocked him the fuck out late in the first round. Daniel Cormier is the new UFC Heavyweight Champion? WHAT!?! This shit is fucking bizarre, but that's probably the biggest win of Cormier's life. So now he's the UFC Light Heavyweight & Heavyweight Champion, at the same time? That shit is insane.
92.5
TKO (Punches)
7:00
      Oezdemir came out throwing BOMBS, and he blasted Cormier with a series of clean shots to the head from a variety of angles. Oezdemir was also mixing in some decent low leg kicks. Oezdemir pressed Cormier against the fence and continued to slaughter him with massive punches. DC can definitely take a shot, but Oezdemir is killing him 90 seconds into the opening round. DC landed some hard shots of his own, and faked the takedown a few times to throw Oezdemir off a bit, but they were both landing at a solid pace. DC was moving forward a lot, and landed some heavy shots in the final 90 seconds, as he nearly put Oezdemir away, but Oezdemir fired back with some bombs, causing DC to have to back off a bit. Oezdemir threw a body kick with 30 seconds left in the round, DC caught it, and took down Oezdemir in the center of the cage, which allowed DC to take Oezdemir's back, in the final 10 seconds, and he locked on a rear-naked choke before the buzzer sounded. Oezdemir started extremely strong, but DC stole the show in the final 90 seconds.
     DC started the second round by pumping his jab, and then he took down Oezdemir 30 seconds into the round, taking his back again, but this time he has plenty of time left in the round to work. DC secured the mounted crucifix, and continued to drop short punches at the side of Oezdemir's head, while Oezdemir flailed around on the bottom. Oezdemir just didn't have ANY chance to create any sort of space to escape, as Cormier chipped away with those short punches, which forced the referee to stop the fight after a minute or so of unanswered punches. Congrats to Cormier for a solid title defense.
95.3
KO (Head Kick & Destruction)
13:01
      Jones threw a big leg kick, followed by some heavy punches, and Cormier knocked Jones's mouthpiece out with a series of uppercuts. Big John gave him his mouthpiece back, Jones punched Cormier, clinched, took him down, but they immediately scrambled back to their feet. From that point forward, they were both trading hard punches & kicks, elbows, all kinds of crazy shit being thrown in both directions. I thought Jones was a little more active, but Cormier might have landed the harder strikes. They both got clipped by some serious heat though. I'm not even going to bother scoring that round, I just want to enjoy this experience.
      The second round started with both guys throwing some aggressive strikes at each other, shit was hitting the fan, and then there was an accidental clash of heads that cut Cormier's right eye. Jones continued to chip away at Cormier with a lot of clean strikes, showing off his wide variety of options on the feet, and then they clinched with 2 minutes left in the round, and Cormier threw Jones, but fell flat on his face as Jones jumped up and took control of the clinch again. They continued to chop away at each other with some big strikes, all the way up until the buzzer. I have Jones ahead 20-18 going into the third round, but as with most fights on this card, I have no idea what to expect from the judges at this point.
      The third round was more of the same, until Jones blasted Cormier with a massive head kick, he wobbled Cormier, followed it up with a flying knee, some violent strikes, Cormier went down face first, Jones jumped on him, pounded on him with big punches, the referee gave him PLENTY of time to recover, and it simply wasn't happening, as Jones had knocked him the fuck out. The referee eventually jumped in to stop the fight, and by then, it was too late, as Cormier stayed on the ground well after the fight was stopped. Jones looked fantastic in this fight, and the way he finished Cormier on the ground with massive punches & elbows, was fucking brutal. Congratulations Jon Jones for REMAINING the UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion. That fight was fucking intense!!!
91.2
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
8:37
      Johnson threw some big punches, and a few odd kicks, before pressing Cormier against the fence. Cormier looked like he kind of wanted to setup a guillotine, but his arm was around Johnson's forehead, instead of his neck. Cormier threw some sharp elbows to the side of Johnson's head, while Johnson continued to work for a takedown. Cormier sprawled all over him, and then pressed Johnson against the fence. They traded some random knees from the clinch, and Cormier tried to control Johnson with a front head lock, and they continued to just grind all over each other against the fence. Johnson threw some wild shit, including a head kick from the clinch, which was just awkward, and then the referee split them up because Cormier was grabbing the fence to keep Johnson under control. As soon as they split up, Johnson unloaded on Cormier, he rocked the shit out of him with some brutal punches & a head kick, and then Johnson pressed him against the fence for more clinching for some reason, and then he scored a takedown as the buzzer sounded. I'm giving the first round to Johnson.
     Johnson threw some solid shots to start the second round, and the Cormier clinched and pressed him against the fence 45 seconds into the round. In between rounds, it became clear that Cormier's nose is VERY crooked. Johnson spun him around and pressed Cormier against the fence 2 minutes into the round, and then he took down Cormier. They immediately stood back up, Johnson blasted Cormier with a knee, and then Cormier took him down and took his back. Cormier punched him with a lot of short shots, he postured up on his back, and threw some heavy hammerfists. Cormier locked on the rear-naked choke, and finished this fight the same way he finished their previous fight. Johnson is a monster, but his gameplans against Cormier have been terrible so far. Congrats to Cormier for another huge win.
     SIDE NOTES: What the fuck? Anthony Johnson just retired after this fight. I can't say I blame him, since he had two title shots, and lost them both, but I mean... Dude is still one of the Top 3 in the division. He apparently found another job doing something unrelated to MMA, so... Congrats to him I guess? Man that sucks though, I always look forward to his fights. Also, on the list of "What the Fuck?"s, Cormier called out Jimi Manuwa, looking to give him a title shot. I think Manuwa is RIGHT UP THERE, next in line for a title, AFTER JON JONES. If Cormier fights Manuwa before fighting Jones, then that's a fucking travesty. Either way, congrats again to D.C. for retaining his belt against one of the most dangerous fighters on the planet.
89.2
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded a few strikes, and then Cormier scored a takedown one minute into the first round. Silva closed his guard, and started looking for submissions, while Cormier hit him with short punches. Cormier dropped a heavy elbow to the chin of Silva. He then stacked him up against the cage. Cormier was grinding short elbows all over the face of Silva, while moving toward full mount. Cormier finally postured up wwith 30 seconds left in the round, and dropped a few punches, but for the most part, he was just smothering Silva. Round one clearly goes to Cormier.
     Anderson blasted Cormier with a couple of head kicks in the second round, he went for a flying knee, and then Cormier caught a kick, and dumped Silva to the ground again just 30 seconds into the round. Cormier continued to smother Silva, basically just wrestle fucking him for a couple of minutes. Cormier landed a few decent short elbows, and then landed some decent punches, but Silva did a good job tying him up. The referee stood them up with 90 seconds left in the round. Silva cracked Cormier with a heavy knee, landed a few decent kicks, and a nice elbow, as Cormier moved into the clinch, pressing Silva against the cage. The crowd seems bored as fuck here. Every time Silva throws something though, the crowd erupts. I guess Cormier is ahead 2-0 going into the final round. Cormier is doing what he needs to do, but it's boring as fuck.
     Silva landed some great strikes to start the third round, and then Cormier took him down again 30 seconds into the round, and continued to wrestle fuck him. Cormier was literally just sqashing Silva with his breasts. I would love nothing more than to see Silva get back up and knock this dude out. Everything Cormier is doing is boring as shit. The audience is chanting "stand them up" halfway through the round. The referee finally stood them up, Silva hurt Cormier with a kick to the body, he went in for the kill, and Cormier clinched with him against the cage. Cormier trained for a 5 round fight, and dude was gassed 2 rounds in. Jones would have fucking KILLED Cormier tonight. Silva showed up on 2 days notice, and beat the shit out of Cormier while standing. Cormier still probably wins 30-27 by wrestle fucking Silva though. All 3 judges gave Cormier the fight, 30-26, and the crowd is pissed. At this rate, I don't think Cormier is ever going to get any love.
91.4
Decision (Split)
25:00
      Cormier grabbed Gustafsson early, lifted him in the air, Gustafsson did a front flip, and got slammed to the ground, where he was able to recover guard pretty quickly. Cormier continued to bully him on the ground, completely smothering him, while Gustafsson was trying to find something from his guard, but Cormier pretty clearly won that first round. The second round featured Gustafsson's superior striking, as he really started to work over Cormier with his boxing, cutting Cormier's right eye. Cormier also started to show that his only plan was to take Gustafsson down, so when that failed in the second round, it really started to look like the fight was going to swing wildly in Gustafsson's favor. Cormier showed some solid dirty boxing, but Gustafsson took him down at the end of the round, and even got Cormier's back. Cool fight so far. Cormier appeared to break Gustafsson's nose early in the third round. He also continued to batter him with that dirty boxing, throwing some big uppercuts from inside the clinch. Gustafsson sort of started to make a comeback, but Cormier started focussing on that nose, and brutally battered Gustafsson's face for the last couple of minutes of the round. With 30 seconds left, Gustafsson dropped Cormier with a knee, stealing the round by nearly finishing him with punches on the ground. The third round was another close round, with Cormier working his uppercuts, and Gustfasson moving around, and picking Cormier apart, while looking for knees. The rest of the fight was basically just a big brawl, and it probably could have gone either way, depending on which aspects you would give the most points toward. The judges ended up giving the fight to Cormier via split-decision. Good fight overall.
93.4
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
12:39
      For starters, I'm disappointed that Jon Jones is gone. With that being said, this fight was pretty fucking awesome, and both guys definitely brought the fight tonight. Anthony Johnson punched Cormier a few times, SO HARD, that he literally tossed Cormier across the octagon with the impact. Johnson is a BRUTAL striker. The only problem is, Cormier was able to take him down repeatedly, grinding out Johnson's will to fight, and eventually, after beating the LIVING SHIT out of him in the second round, Cormier took Johnson down in the third, and finished him with a rear-naked choke. AWESOME win for Cormier, and I'm actually pretty happy for him. I also have to admit that this sets up a pretty unique rematch, if Jon Jones ever decides to come back for his title.
93.6
Decision
25:00
      WOW. That was fucking intense. All the hype leading up to the fight, and the fight itself, the entire thing was FUCKING INTENSE! That was awesome. I'm not even going to try to recap this 25 minute brawl. I'll just say that I gave the fight to Jon Jones, 49-46, so I agreed with all 3 judges. Jones slammed Cormier a few times, he hit him with some serious punches & elbows, and kicks. Cormier hit Jon with some powerful strikes. He tried to take him down a couple of times, but mostly failed. Cormier ALMOST KIND OF slammed Jones at one point, but Jones somehow "sprawled out of a slam", which was ridiculous. So yeah, awesome fight by both guys, and congrats to Jon Jones for retaining the title in one of the most tense fights I've ever seen.
89.8
Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
13:53
      No offense, but can someone PLEASE tell Dan Henderson it's time to retire? I mean, I'll admit, Cormier is tough, so it's not like Henderson got beat by a chump, but COME ON. Cormier threw him around like a ragdoll for the entire duration of the fight, smashed the shit out of him with big punches, and then eventually choked him unconscious with a rear-naked choke. Henderson had NO offense in this fight. He said after the fight that he's not done, and still wants to compete, so I really hope if he continues to fight, he drops back down to 185 and stays there. He has NO BUSINESS fighting at 205 at this stage in his career. With that being said though, Cormier looked like a beast. I don't REALLY want to see him fight Jon Jones, but I guess if that means I get to see Cormier finally get his ass kicked, then I'm down! Let's make it happen!
87.6
TKO (Punches)
1:19
      I mean... By the time the fight started, I was actually starting to believe some of the hype. No one has ever heard of Patrick Cummins, and that's because he's only had 4 fights total in his career, and he's had 40 people CANCEL fights with him, because they found out how brutal he is? Seriously? Anyway... This entire fight looked sloppy as shit, Cormier sort of knocked him down with some punches or something, this fight was sort of silly, welcome to 205 Daniel Cormier, but does this REALLY prove anything?
89.1
Decision
15:00
      This was a fight that I was really looking forward to, ONLY because I wanted to see Roy Nelson knock out Cormier. In the end though, this entire fight was basically just Daniel Cormier, beating up Nelson, throwing him around like a ragdoll, and dodging everything Nelson could throw at him. So yeah, I still don't like Cormier, but I think I'm finally starting to understand that the hype is legit. I still don't like him at Heavyweight though. At 205, this guy would be crazy good. Nelson on the other hand? I don't know what to think anymore. What happened to those big knockout skills!?!
89.1
Decision
15:00
      Damnit Frank... I can't think of another fighter that I cheer for EVERY SINGLE TIME, and then regret it halfway through the second round, as I realize he has no gas tank at all. Daniel Cormier (as Joe Rogan said) is like glue, and every time Mir would move in on him, he would just get stuck, and then Cormier would pin him against the fence. Boring fight really, with a lot more hype than what it lived up to. So is Frank done with the UFC now? They made it sound like his job might be on the line for this. Cormier on the other hand, maintains his undefeated record, which sucks, because I want somebody to beat his ass! But whatever, good job Cormier I guess...
86.9
TKO (Punches)
9:02
      I'm still not that impressed with Daniel Cormier. People are saying he's a Top 5 Heavyweight, I think that's ridiculous. But whatever... He basically beat up no-name Dion Staring for both rounds, and eventually after not REALLY being able to finish the fight, the referee just stopped the fight late in the second round, since Staring wasn't really doing much of anything, other than "intelligently defend himself". It's not like Staring was going to win, but Cormier wasn't exactly ending it in spectacular fashion or anything. This show has sucked so far.
90.0
Decision
25:00
      Fuck. Josh Barnett has been my favorite fighter ever since his Pride days, but I feel like this marks the official end for the entire Pride Heavyweight Division. Barnett didn't look very good at all in this fight, but at least he stuck it out until the end. Cormier won all 5 rounds by beating Josh's ass basically. So, good showing by Cormier, he's a really solid heavyweight, but I can't help but walk away from this extremely disappointed, due to the fact that Josh looked like he's done for. (P.S. I guess Josh broke his hand in the first round, which fucking sucks. So, I'm going to blame that for the entire fight's outcome.)
91.1
KO (Punches)
3:56
      This fight was easily Cormier's biggest test yet, and he pretty much smashed Silva. He knocked him down a couple of times, with big punches, Silva clearly wanted Cormier to come down into his guard, but Cormier stayed calm, and played it safe, telling Silva to get up. The third time this situation happened, Cormier rocked Silva with some punches, knocked him to the ground, and then smashed his face in with giant punches on the ground. Daniel Cormier is pretty legit, and I think this might be the fight that makes that official.
88.2
Decision
15:00
      Cormier pretty much won the first round by pressuring Monson up against the cage, and beating him up with short shots. At one point, they both bent forward, and headbutt each other, which cutt open the top of Monson's head. The second round was the exact same thing, with Cormier beating up Monson against the cage, and showing that he's the more powerful wrestler. Not a lot of action was happening in the first two rounds though. The third round was probably Cormier's best round, as Monson was clearly exhausted, so Cormier knocked him down several times, threw him around a little bit, and basically just dominated him for that final round. Really big win for Daniel Cormier.
87.7
Decision
15:00
      Cormier pretty much dominated Cole in this fight, with his superior wrestling skills, throwing around Cole like a ragdoll, and whenever they went to the ground, Cormier pounded on him, both with big body shots, as well as big punches to the face. Cole pretty much got beatdown by Cormier in this fight, losing all 3 rounds. Nice win for Cormier, against his most experienced opponent yet.
88.5
Submission (Punches)
1:02
      This fight was basically two big clunky looking heavyweights, trading punches, not a lot happening, and then Cormier blasted Riley, shot in for a slick takedown, and then finished him off with some heavy punches & hammerfists on the ground. Another first round victory via strikes, by Daniel Cormier.
88.5
KO
(Punch)
1:09
     This fight didn't last long, with Devine throwing some basic strikes, and then he tried to test his strength against Cormier. Cormier launched him across the cage onto the floor with a big push. Devine stood back up, they started to trade punches, Cormier blasted him in the mouth with a big right hand, knocking Devine to the ground, and finished the fight in slick KO fashion. Nice win for Daniel Cormier.
88.3
TKO (Punches)
8:39
      This was a pretty decent debut for Daniel Cormier. Frazier was pretty out of shape, and got winded halfway through the first round, but Cormier was relentless, taking Frazier to the ground, pounding on his face with punches, slamming knees into Frazier's body, and he also showed some really solid boxing skills while standing, chasing Frazier around the octagon, and beating him there too. Eventually, he mounted Frazier's back in the second round, and punched him in the head, until the referee stopped the fight. Nice win for Daniel Cormier.