The octagon will take center stage in Las Vegas tonight for the promotions highly anticipated UFC 226 pay-per-view event.
The blockbuster event is headlined by a heavyweight title fight featuring current champion Stipe Miocic taking on reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
“DC” has the opportunity to join a group of fellow octagon legends in Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre who are currently the only fighters to have ever captured UFC titles in two different weight classes.
Cormier made quick work of his most recent opponent Volkan Oezdemir earlier this year at UFC 220 in Boston, scoring a second-round stoppage victory over the feared knockout artist.
Cormier has defeated a handful of talented fighters during his time at light heavyweight including Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (2x), Alexander Gustafsson, Anderson Silva, Patrick Cummins and Dan Henderson.
The long time American Kickboxing Academy member, Cormier, also holds some impressive victories over some legit heavyweights such as former UFC champions Frank Mir and Josh Barnett, as well as former UFC title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.
Meanwhile, Stipe Miocic has proven himself to be the greatest heavyweight champion in the promotions history.
Since capturing the promotions coveted heavyweight title by defeating Fabricio Werdum at UFC 198 in Brazil, Miocic has since gone on to defend his championship a record setting three times against formidable foes Junior Dos Santos, Alistair Overeem and most recently Francis Ngannou.
A massive heavyweight fight featuring recent title challenger Francis Ngannou taking on fellow knockout artist Derrick Lewis will serve as the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC 226 fight card in Las Vegas.
Get the full UFC 226 fight card and live results from tonight’s action below:
UFC 226 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
265 lbs: Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier – Cormier def. Miocic via knockout in Round 1
265 lbs: Derrick Lewis vs. Francis Ngannou – Lewis def. Ngannou via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
155 lbs: Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis – Pettis def. Chiesa via submission (armbar) in Round 2
205 lbs: Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki – Rountree def. Saki via knockout at 1:36 of Round 1
170 lbs: Paul Felder vs. Mike Perry – Perry def. Felder via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
UFC 226 FOX Sports 1 Prelims (8 p.m. ET):
185 lbs: Paulo Costa vs. Uriah Hall – Costa def. Hall via TKO at 2:28 of Round 2
135 lbs: Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font – Assuncao def. Rob Font via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
155 lbs: Drakkar Klose vs. Lando Vannata – Klose def. Vannata via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
170 lbs: Max Griffin vs. Curtis Millender – Millender def. Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
UFC 226 Fight Pass Prelims (7 p.m. ET):
155 lbs: Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Hooker – Hooker def. Burns via knockout at 2:28 of Round 1
115 lbs: Jamie Moyle vs. Emily Whitmire – Whitmire def. Moyle via decision (29-28 x3)
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