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Cormier in confrontation with Lesnar after becoming UFC's second two-weight champ

Daniel Cormier knocked out Stipe Miocic to emulate Conor McGregor’s achievement by winning a second belt.

UFC 226: Miocic v Cormier Source: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

DANIEL CORMIER AND Brock Lesnar were involved in an altercation last night which came straight from the WWE playbook.

Cormier became just the second fighter — following in the footsteps of Conor McGregor — to hold two UFC belts simultaneously when he ended the reign of Stipe Miocic, who had previously set the record for heavyweight title defences.

The 39-year-old former Olympic wrestler, who was already the light-heavyweight champion, knocked out his fellow American late in the first round of the main event at UFC 226 in Las Vegas.

Afterwards, Cormier laid the foundations for a fight against Lesnar by calling out the former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE star, who was in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena.

Lesnar — whose win over Mark Hunt in his last MMA fight in July 2016 was overturned when he tested positive for a banned substance — then entered the octagon to bring a professional wrestling-style conclusion to proceedings.

Source: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship/YouTube

UFC 226 results

  • Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic via KO (punches) after 4:38 of round one
  • Derrick Lewis def. Francis Ngannou via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Mike Perry def. Paul Felder via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Anthony Pettis def. Michael Chiesa via submission (triangle armbar) after 0:52 of round two
  • Khalil Rountree Jr. def. Gökhan Saki via TKO (punches) after 1:36 of round one
  • Paulo Costa def. Uriah Hall via TKO (punches) after 2:38 of round two
  • Raphael Assunção def. Rob Font via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Drakkar Klose def. Lando Vannata via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Curtis Millender def. Max Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Dan Hooker def. Gilbert Burns via KO (punches) after 2:28 of round one
  • Emily Whitmire def. Jamie Moyle via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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