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Miocic TKOs Cormier In 4th Round To Regain UFC Heavyweight Belt

August 17, 2019

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Much like Croatia’s run to the World Cup Final last summer – in which the Vatreni had to come from behind in three straight knockout round matches – UFC Heavyweight Stipe Miocic had to do the same in his rematch with Daniel Cormier Saturday night in Anaheim.

 

 

This was Miocic’s first fight since DC knocked him out in the first round of their July 2018 bout to take the heavyweight belt away from our favorite Croatian from Cleveland. Fast forward to last night where Daniel Cormier arguably won the first three rounds and was on his way to defending the heavyweight title for a second straight time. Miocic said in his post-fight press conference, “I was fighting like a bitch (in the first three rounds).”
 

 

 

 

However, bruised, battered, and needing a finish of Cormier to take back the belt, Miocic changed up his game in the fourth round – and it paid dividends. Miocic decided to throw body blows at Cormier; finally landing a heavy punch to the gut which appeared to stun Cormier for a brief second. Miocic capitalized on the opportunity by throwing a blizzard of unblocked punches towards a pinned Cormier against the cage – and it was all over. Miocic – once again – is the UFC Heavyweight champion of the world as is now an impressive 5-1 in title fights. Miocic turns 37 years old on Monday, August 19th.

 

 

How much longer can he put on this show? UFC experts have already called him the greatest heavyweight of all time.
 

 

 

 

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Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 35 comments





  1. Pavo says:

    Let hope there’s no eye pokes tonite. Stipe should be in a much better state of mind this time around. Not thinking about his wife giving birth.



  2. CroatianPerson85 says:

    Love Miocic but I’m predicting an L for him as much as I hope I’m wrong. He came out emotional last fight (kid on the way, Cro World Cup, angry at UFC and Dana White). The guy was chasing Cormier around the ring. Usually that’s what challengers do to Champs. It’s their job to take the belt from the Champ so often champs fight defensive and can be seen as boring like GSP did for years or Mayweather.

    Miocic went out last fight wanting to KO Cormier in the first round to send a message to Dana White and got bit in the ass.

    If he fights with some apprehension and conservativeness like he did vs Ngannou he will win. Cornier has a better chin than I thought and heavier hands then I thought. Miocic should give him more respect and fight on less emotion and FFS keep his hands up. I understand some guys have a good chin and will eat a few punches to KO their competitor but Cormier has heavy hands and a chin.

    I think if Miocic just fights like the guy who got him to where he is he’ll be fine. I don’t like the attitude he has this time around because that’s not who he is and that’s not what got him here.

    Again, I hope I’m wrong. Great card tonight. ZDS.



  3. Hjorvarth says:

    We need to boycott sandisk products asap. I was in a bestbuy last week and needed an mp3 player, but the selection was crap with hardly any good brands, so I decided wtf and give the cheapest sandisk mp3 player a try, 50 bucks for a plastic one that should be at the most 10 bucks tax included, anyway so I’m going over the settings at home and check this garbage nonsense out. The language options included about15 or 20 languages, including czech, slovak, russian (cyrillic) german, french, spanish and the usual, arabic and even slovenian which was surprising, they didn’t have Croatian but they laughingly had serbian language option, but most absurdly of all using the Croatian alphabet. sandisk products are crap anyway and so was the mp3 player and I took it , but they are dumb and greatly uninformed, everyone knows even today that serbian language is officially cyrillic, it’s the official script of serbia, and especialll government and serb church. EVERYONE with half a brain knows this, that serbian cyrillic is the for many centuries traditional and cultural serb script, eastern orthodox, byzantine, mother russia and all that crap heritage, NOT central and western european latin script based alphabets, which are the serbs traditional enemies and opposite culture. I kid you not, sandisk should rightfully be boycotted or fix their idiotic language options and learn some history, sandisk are garbage products but at least adidas and many other larger companies, and world organizations of course, know that a country and their language always has it’s own personal official national and Historical alphabet and script because of the centuries of literary and cultural continuity and so their labels get it right, get boycotting people because these Stupid sandisk dummies fkd up big time on this topic, not just a spelling mistake.



  4. Hjorvarth says:

    I hope a government representative or lawyers contact them to get their languages options Shit in order, I took the mp3 player back for a refund too.



  5. The truth says:

    Pretty impressive. Miocic is a real dog. Takes abuse for four rounds and comes back and wins. Great chin. Impressive smarts. Showed that vs ngannou and again tonight discovering that left body punch. Well deserved by the guy



  6. CroatiaU14 says:

    That KO shows that Stipe wanted that so bad. He was definitely not the best in the first few rounds but came back big. Good job Stipe.



  7. Crnkovic says:

    that anon was me. couldnt find anyway to watch the fight or even follow it. so happy and proud of miocic.



  8. BZ says:

    What a Champion!
    1) Got whopped in round 1.
    2) Got eye poked twice. No warnings again.
    3) First eye poke gave DC a huge flurry of action.
    4) …hold on guys, some mexican dude just grabbed one of the gals in my entourage.
    5) Just beat him down, now we’re back. Have nothing but love for Mexicans but he asked for it…Stipe made a point to prove that DC could not hurt him. DC unloaded on Stipe’s face in Round 1,2 and 3 to a lesser extent. But Stipe just ate it and dished out some too. Perhaps Stipe wanted DC to think he can tee off, and neglect to go for a takedown.
    6) Stipe went to liver shots on a gassing DC, then Stipe knocked the snot out of DC (literally).
    7) Stipe leaves DC looking like a steaming pile of SF bum turd in th corner with his leg buckled behind him like CroCop vs Ganzaga.



  9. Maminjo says:

    Stipe using that thick Croat head of his, by absorbing as many punches as possible without being knocked out.

    The last fight was an anomoly, due to Stipe still being damaged from fighting Ngannou only five months earlier.

    I wonder what was going through Cormier’s head when he saw how many of his punches Stipe was eating, without being knocked out.

    This was a fight I would expect to see from Rocky Balboa.



  10. Andrej L says:

    I was impressed by Cormier in the first couple rounds. Took down Stipe and managed to keep him down due to Stipe coming into the fight significantly lighter. Stipe showed his tough chin and grinded it out like he has many times before. Impressive come back for the Champ!



  11. Jarac says:

    Stipe is a dog. The longer the fight went on the more it favored stipe. Not many people can go 5 round slug fest with stipe. Cormier with the same hand out lfft eye poke bullshit. Ridiculous. Stipe should’ve busted out with some kolo instead of riverdance



  12. BZ says:

    Stipe cut weight for both fights. I am sure he thought he could get stronger as the fight wore on. We didn’t get a chance to see this plan come to fruition in the first fight, but the plan worked perfectly in this fight. Amazing, but a big risk, cause if this went to the judges; Cormier would have won. Cormier definitely won the first 3 rounds, Stipe needed a KO or submission.

    HE GOT IT, but it wasn’t easy. Rijeka Dancing to the bank.



  13. Maminjo says:

    Cormier has been figured out.

    If there is a Part Three, Cormier will lose via King Hippo kicks to the lower body.

    A washed up Anderson Silva cracked him hard in the gut, which would have won him the fight if it didn’t go to decision shortly after. Silva has apparently been posting all week about this weakness on his Instagram.

    I would like to see Stipe just close this DC chapter and fight Jon Jones to further cement his legacy.



  14. The truth says:

    What ever happened to the Croatian crippler who used to be buddies with stipe? Stipe get too big time?



  15. Elvis says:

    What happen to guy with the big Grb tattoo bito something?

    Stipe should retire on top. He will be 38 next fight and his odds will be like Klitschko’s at that age- not good. No reason to see him get knocked out unless he can get that Irish guys money to lose. I got it, he can go to WWE as the Croatian Ultimate Warrior or something.



  16. Maminjo says:

    Stipe would never do WWE.

    Dana White pretty much wants the UFC to be similar to the WWE, which is why he had Lesnar run up to Cormier after the last fight and get into a fake tussle. So stupid.

    Nobody would be able to understand Stipe anyway.



  17. Maminjo says:

    @Dannyj

    Cormier looked hurt pretty bad.

    If he can’t recover from this quickly enough, then he might just call it quits.

    It’s really just Cormier, Jon Jones and maybe Ngannou who would make a decent fight. There’s no one else really.

    Stipe should do no more than two fights and retire on top.



  18. Elvis says:

    @Maminjo He would go for $$$$.

    He can fight ugly bearded Cetniks there and wear a mask. His ring name could be The Masked Poglavnik. Good stuff.



  19. Cromiza says:

    PS. Wished Stipe did a Kolo around the ring as well as an Irish jig , in reverence to his wife. Long Live the Irish and Croatian Fighting Spirit.



  20. Jamon Iberico says:

    I hope there’s another dc fight so Stipe can crush him again. It reminds me of the lucky jds shot against velazquez then he fucking destroyed jds the next fights.

    Dc is a dirty piece of shit. Eye pokes are more cowardly than kicks to the balls. Dc is a fat punk.



  21. Croat Canadian says:

    Stipe finished donuts boy and put tubby in retirement. DC was calling out Stipe how he whined and complained about a rematch and saying he was going to end his career. BAHAHAHAHAH. I’ll admit, I doubted Stipe in the first three rounds. DC dominated him and it looked like Stipe was standing in concrete. As soon as fourth round started. Cardio came into affect for DC. Stipe was in better shape and those body shots worked so well. DC just let his guard down and took Stipe for granted. I guess he took a page out of Jon Jones’s book. Jones vs Miocic will happen 100%. There’s nobody else in the heavyweight division for Stipe to face now.





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