In the UFC 211 main event, the rematch between Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos for the heavyweight belt ended swiftly.
Stipe Miocic has proven himself to truly be the baddest man on the planet.
Two crushing first round victories over Fabricio Werdum in Brazil to win the belt, and another over Alistair Overeem in his hometown of Cleveland to defend the belt.
Miocic’s first fight with Dos Santos with was one for the ages, and Miocic tonight looks to avenge the last loss on his record over Junior Dos Santos and defend his belt for the second time.
Junior Dos Santos looked to return to the top of the mountain tonight. Ever since he lost the belt to Cain Velasquez over three years ago, Dos Santos has fought 3 times with a 2-1 record in that span, one of those wins over Stipe Miocic which set the stage for tonight’s matchup.
After his loss to Overeem, plenty of people counted him out of getting the belt ever again. Tonight is Junior’s opportunity to prove those people wrong and reclaim the heavy weight title.
The first round took a minute to get going, but once it got going it did not stop. Stipe’s leg swelled instantly after about two kicks, but Miocic was landing the cleaner shots and pressuring Dos Santos early. Junior kept putting his back against the cage, and Miocic made him pay. A bomb of a right hand from Miocic sent Dos Santos to the mat and some
Junior kept putting his back against the cage, and Miocic made him pay. A bomb of a right hand from Miocic sent Dos Santos to the mat and some follow-up shots were all it took for Miocic to exact his revenge and remain the baddest man on the planet.
Stipe Miocic has shown how much he has improved since his last fight with Dos Santos and now puts himself in the position to defend the heavyweight title for the third time, something that has never been done by any heavyweight champion. Just one more win will make him the most dominant heavyweight champion in history, and possible match ups against Cain Velasquez and Francis Ngannou have fight fans all over the world frothing at the mouth. The heavyweight division isn’t going anywhere for a while now.