Brock Lesnar is officially back in the UFC and he's getting a heavyweight title shot. Miocic set a title-defense record for the heavyweight division before being finished Saturday night. Cormier vs. Lesnar is on, saying "We're definitely going to make that fight".
Lesnar, whose most recent WWE appearance was at the Greatest Royal Rumble in April, entered the octagon following Cormier's first-round win over Stipe Miocic at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He's a wrestler, an All-American. Lesnar hasn't fought since beating Mark Hunt at UFC 200 and failing a doping test in 2016. "In the stone age".
Cageside at UFC 226 in Paradise, NV was a lesser-spotted suited-and-booted Brock, ostensibly in town to enjoy the action.
The pair briefly faced off, before Lesnar firmly shoved the newly-crowned champion backwards. "DC" got on the mic and told Lesnar, watching on as a spectator, to "get his ass" in the Octagon.
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It's been that long since England did anything, really, to get to semis or finals, and inside me I want to be at the final. "We were composed, we controlled the game".
"I was a heavyweight for a long time, and I left this division", Cormier said. He's got a big ol' face and I'm going to try and crack him upside his head.
After an absolute snoozer in the co-main between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis, Cormier and Miocic went right to war, with Cormier catching Miocic with a huge right hook in the clinch that dropped Miocic. Welterweight Mike Perry also earned a copiously bloody split-decision victory over Paul Felder.
Perry edged the fight via split-decision after a non-stop, drag-out affair, but Felder's coach Duke Roufus confirmed to press row after the fight that his man fought nearly all of the fight with a broken arm after sustaining an injury early in the first round. Lesnar is a former UFC heavyweight champion and has been heavily rumored to be entertaining the idea of a return to MMA. Light heavyweight Khalil Rountree kicked off the PPV card with a surprising first-round stoppage of Gokhan Saki, a heralded Dutch kickboxer in his third pro MMA fight.