T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted UFC 226 the featured attraction of the UFC’s International Fight Week. Headlined by the super fight of Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier challenging Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight title.
Cormier the Louisiana native fighting out of San Jose Califonia, has 3 times successfully defended the UFC Light Heavyweight title. The former Olympic wrestling team member has 13 finishes, 9 by knockout. The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner returns to the division for the first time since a decision win over Roy Nelson at UFC 166. Cormier looks to dethrone Stipe Miocic, the longest reigning UFC Heavyweight champion ever. Like Cormier, Mioci has defended his title 3 times. The Ohio native and fire fighter has 18 wins, 14 finishes, 10 knocks, with 9 stopped in the first round.