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.
91.7
Decision
25:00
      Ngannou threw a head kick, whiffed with a big hook, and then Miocic took him down against the fence, but couldn't hold him down at all, so Miocic just clinched and pressed Ngannou against the fence for a while. When they split up, Ngannou blasted Miocic with some big punches, Miocic continued to look for takedowns, to no avail, and Ngannou continued to chip away at him with bombs from a variety of angles. Miocic finally landed a legit takedown with 2 minutes left in the round, he looked like he wanted to setup an inverted triangle from side control or something, but gave that up in favor of working some ground & pound. Ngannou scrambled back to his feet with a minute left in the round. The round ended with some wild brawling, and then Miocic scored another takedown in the last 5 seconds. Round one goes to Miocic.
      The second round was a repeat of the first round, with both guys landing some hard shots, Ngannou was throwing some bombs, and then Miocic took him down again, with around 2 minutes left in the round. Miocic worked some ground & pound while pressing Ngannou against the fence, and Ngannou mostly just spent his energy trying to get back to his feet, as Miocic kept him 100% under control against the fence. I have Miocic ahead 20-18 going intot he third round.
      The rest of the fight was just 15 more minutes of the same story, Ngannou would throw some dangerous looking punches, Miocic would take him down and pin him against the fence again, and then Miocic would pound on him with punches until the end of the round. In the end, I scored this fight 50-45 for Miocic, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory as he defends his title once again, breaking the record for Heavyweight title defenses, even though this was only his third title defense.
90.0
TKO (Punches)
2:22
      Dos Santos started this fight by throwing some hard leg kicks, as he nearly kicked Miocic's lead calf across the arena like a soccer ball, causing MIocic some serious trouble, as he was barely even able to walk properly after the first minute or so. Dos Santos looked like he was well on his way to ending Miocic's night early, and then Dos Santos decided to just lean back against the fence for no apparent reason, Miocic dropped him with a big right hand, Dos Santos turtled up, Miocic unloaded on him with some big punches on the ground, and Dos Santos showed a complete lack of heart, as he basically just turtled up, waiting for the referee to stop the fight. Congrats to Miocic for another solid title defense.
93.5
KO (Punches)
4:27
      Miocic threw some punches, Overeem ran away, Overeem landed a hard body kick, Miocic moved in, and Overeem dropped him with a big punch, and followed it up with a guillotine attempt, but Miocic was able to spin out of it and get back to his feet. They both blasted each other with some massive shots, they both got rocked, Miocic nearly finished Overeem with some punches & pressure against the fence, but Overeem broke free and rocked the shit out of Miocic again. They continued to rock the shit out of each other, Miocic scored a takedown with a minute left in the opening round, and unloaded with some big punches on the ground, and knocked Overeem the fuck out. Fantastic finish for Stipe Miocic in his hometown. Really weird gameplan for Overeem. It sucks that after all this time, 56 MMA fights, and 70+ fights if you count his kickboxing matches, Overeem FINALLY gets a UFC title shot, and he came close to finishing Miocic, but he ended up getting knocked the fuck out near the end of the first round. Tremendous victory for Miocic, and painful loss for Alistair Overeem in the biggest fight of his career.
91.7
KO (Punch)
2:47
      Werdum was picking apart Miocic for the most part with some nice kicks and stuff like that, but eventually, he got a little crazy, rushing forward, trying to kill Miocic, but he was way too far away when he was throwing, so it was pretty easy for Miocic to back up, he landed one perfectly placed right hand, Werdum collapsed like a sack of potatoes, 100% unconscious, and the fight was stopped. Stipe Miocic is the NEW UFC Heavyweight Champion of the world. That couldn't possibly have gone any worse for Werdum. He looked a little bit like an idiot the way he was running at Miocic, sort of reminding me of Ronda Rousey's desperate attempt to knock Holly Holm's head off. So yeah, really poor performance by Werdum, and the biggest win of Miocic's career, for sure.
91.1
TKO (Punches)
0:54
      Well, Arlovski's insane career comeback comes to an abrupt halt here, by way of Stipe Miocic's fists. Arlovski landed a couple of decent kicks to the thighs of Miocic, and then Miocic beat the living fuck out of him, dropping him with some big punch combinations, and then as Arlovski turtled up on the ground, Miocic punched him in the side of the head, forcing the referee to stop the fight. Really great win for Stipe, but terrible ending for Arlovski's winning streak.
90.3
TKO (Punches)
22:47
      Yikes... This fight was kind of painful to watch. Miocic absolutely dominated Hunt in all 5 rounds, taking him to the ground, and brutally beating his face, leaving his entire head swollen & bloody. There were multiple 10-8 rounds, Mark Hunt didn't even attempt to throw out any offense of his own. Stipe Miocic is a scary dude, and for fans of Mark Hunt, this fight was hard to watch. But yeah, Stipe Miocic... FUCK YEAH for him! I just feel bad that Hunt got stopped like this in Australia.
90.6
Decision
25:00
      This was a pretty good fight, between two of the top heavyweights, and it probably could have gone either way. It was a 5 round war, hard to score, I personally gave it to Miocic, but I can't really argue with Dos Santos winning either. I can't really give a play by play of 25 minutes worth of punching each other in the face, but it was basically a bloody boxing match, with Dos Santos earning the unanimous decision victory. I just think it sucks, because personally, I'm kind of sick of watching him & Velasquez going back & forth for the belt.
89.4
TKO (Punches)
0:35
      This was pretty awkward. Fabio Maldonado was the hometown hero in this fight, and Miocic came out and punched him, rocked him early, punched him some more, knocked him to the ground, and then he slammed him with hammerfists, the referee stopped the fight, and the crowd was pretty much silent. It was a great win for Miocic, but it was kind of scary how quiet the Brazilian audience was when this fight was stopped. It had that creepy speechless vibe. It's worth noting, Maldonado stepped up a weight class to take this fight, so kudos to him for fighting IN MY OPINION, the #2 Heavyweight in the world... but... yeah... This was clearly a lopsided matchup.
88.4
Decision
15:00
      This fight was an important fight for the heavyweight division, when it comes to sorting out some of the guys that are creeping towards the top of the division, but it really wasn't very exciting. Gonzaga probably won the first round, but it was close, I gave the next two rounds to Miocic. By the time it was over, I didn't really care who would win, I was just disappointed that ANOTHER fight went to a decision. Miocic's stamina definitely won this fight for him though, because Gonzaga ran out of gas WAY too quickly.
89.4
Decision
15:00
      FUCK! I'm with the crowd on this one... Stipe Miocic looked awesome, he pretty much kicked Roy's ass the entire 15 minute fight, nonstop boxing, making Roy look foolish. That sucks though, because I've been pushing for Roy Nelson to get another title shot, and now he gets his ass beat by a guy that isn't even a Top 10 Fighters. There goes Roy's 3 fight winning streak. The heavyweight division is getting thinner by the minute.
93.3
TKO (Punches)
8:50
      This ended up being a pretty badass main event. The first round consisted of Stefan Struve looking SUPER TALL, and it looked like there would be no way for Miocic to get inside on him, and the one time Miocic took him to the ground, it quickly became clear, that Miocic didn't want to get on the ground with Struve's submission game. The second round was more of a brawl, Miocic was able to find his range, and he landed a few quality strikes on Struve, but ultimately, Struve ended up chasing him around the Octagon, and eventually finished him off with some HUGE punches, after (I think?) scratching his eyeball. So yeah, Struve wins, pretty brutal TKO victory, and yeah, excellent heavyweight main event!
90.3
TKO (Elbows)
8:14
      This was a pretty cool fight. Before it started, I didn't really have a preference, but I picked Stipe Miocic after watching their interviews, and lucky for me, Miocic wins! I was a bit worried after the first round, since Shane Del Rosario was throwing some HEAVY kicks to Miocic's body, and I thought maybe he'd be able to put him away, but he never really followed it up with anything worthwhile. The second round started with Miocic taking the fight to the ground, and after beating up Del Rosario for a while down there, he ended up landing a series of INSANELY HEAVY looking elbows, that cut Del Rosario's face all to hell. Miocic wins via TKO in the second round! Good show by both fighters, mostly Miocic though.
91.2
KO (Punches)
0:43
      Yeah! De Fries came out swinging, throwing bombs, ready to take the head off Miocic, and he seemed like he was confident he would find success. The problem is, Miocic looked like old school Chuck Liddell out there, backing up out of the way of punches, and throwing hard counterstrikes, until eventually he clipped De Fries, knocked him to the ground, and finished him off with some ground & pound. Stipe Miocic is a badass.
88.7
Decision
15:00
      I've never heard of Stipe Miocic, but this was pretty impressive. The first round, Miocic used his "Cro-Cop" style attack on Beltran, kicking & punching him from the outside, and he even proved to be a solid wrestler, leaving round one firmly in Miocic's hands. Beltran came back as a brawler in round 2, and I gave that round to him. Miocic returned with his sharper skills in the third round, giving the fight to Miocic via unanimous decision.