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Cormier earns dramatic finish over Miocic, claims heavyweight title

08 July 2018

On Saturday night, WWE's Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar, appeared at UFC 226.

In the main event of UFC 226, Cormier challenged Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight title.

Lesnar didn't hesitate to get up and power his way through to Cormier, who he then roughly shoved backwards.

Speaking to the press after the event, UFC president Dana White wouldn't confirm the date or the venue, but he did confirm that Lesnar would indeed be Cormier's first UFC heavyweight title defence, saying: "We're definitely going to make that fight".

"Push me now, you go to sleep later". The heavyweight title is on the line and below we discuss why the oddsmakers have it all wrong as Daniel Cormier is poised to capture his second divisional crown.

Miocic and Cormier delivered serious blows in the first round of the main event before a devastating elbow from Cormier caught Miocic and stunned him.

Gustafsson faces Volkan Oezdemir on August 4 in Los Angeles, but the prospect of money fights with superstars Jones and Lesnar would probably be too great to overlook for Cormier.

Speculation has run rampant over Lesnar's future for much of this year, starting with Lesnar posing for photos next to White on the night of WWE Elimination Chamber 2018.

White intends to match Cormier against Lesnar early next year, likely in March, after Lesnar completes the drug testing required by the UFC's anti-doping policy.

'I mean who doesn't want to get a knockout and go home early unscathed. Lesnar won the fight via unanimous decision, but it was later changed to a no-contest after the positive tests were revealed.

Lesnar has competed just once inside of the cage since 2011. "They started the process last week. He's going to pop up on the board here soon on Monday or Tuesday". While stating he has not talked to WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon about Lesnar's UFC return, the former NCAA wrestling champion is "free and clear" as far as his WWE contract is concerned.

With Lesnar back in the pool, he will still have to serve a little more than six months left of his previous suspension.

Cormier earns dramatic finish over Miocic, claims heavyweight title