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UFC 226 live results: Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier, emanating from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It is the second of two UFC events this weekend for the annual International Fight Week in Las Vegas, this one being the big event of the weekend with one of the biggest title fights in UFC history, being billed as the "Superfight".

UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic looks to remain the top heavyweight in the world as he defends the title against UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier, who is looking to become the second ever UFC fighter to hold championships in two weight classes at the same time.

Cormier returns to the heavyweight division, where he is a perfect 13-0, and has never even lost a round as a heavyweight. This is Miocic's fourth title defense and he looks to stamp his place in the record books even further as the best UFC heavyweight of all-time.

Despite the card taking a hit with the loss of the Max Holloway-Brian Ortega title fight, it is still an overall deep card. The rest of the main card sees heavyweight sluggers Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis do battle, Paul Felder moves up to the welterweight division to face Mike Perry, Michael Chiesa takes on former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis, and kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki goes up against Khalil Rountree.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS | 7 PM ET/4 PM PT

> Jamie Moyle (4-2, 1-1 UFC) vs. Emily Whitmire (2-2, 0-1 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

Whitmire comes out throwing strikes but not connecting. They trade in close range. Whitmire lands a couple of punches. They trade in the pocket. Whitmire lands a left. Moyle with a left hook followed by a leg kick. Whitmire counters well. They trade punches. They trade kicks. Whitmire lands a solid combination. All standing so far through the first. Lots of feeling out. Whitmire with a leg kick. Whitmire with a high kick. Whitmire staying more active and is landing more. 10-9 Whitmire.

Whitmire lands some punches to start the second. Moyle lands a solid left hook and a leg kick. Whitmire with a head kick. Moyle lands a one-two combo. They exchange leg kicks. Moyle looks to shoot for a takedown but misses wide. Moyle starting to land more in this round. Moyle drops down for a takedown but Whitmire has good defense and defends it and lands a knee to the body. Whitmire now shoots but Moyle scrambles and gets the back of Whitmire before they stand and break. They trade punches. Whitmire grabs a body lock and they battle against the fence. Moyle lands an uppercut as they break. Moyle with body punches against the fence. They trade and Moyle lands against the fence. 10-9 Moyle, 19-19.

They trade kicks early on in the third. Whitmire gets a big takedown and is on top. She's in control landing punches from the top. Moyle unable to scramble from the bottom. Whitmire working in half-guard. Whitmire continuing to control landing punches from the top in half-guard. Moyle is not doing much from the bottom except throwing some strikes. Whitmire with elbows to the body from the top. Whitmire stands and lands some punches. She gets back into the guard against the fence. Whitmire finishes it with more shots from the top. Easy round for Whitmire. 10-9 Whitmire, 29-28 Whitmire.

Official Result- Emily Whitmire def. Jamie Moyle by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Dan Hooker (16-7, 6-3 UFC) vs. Gilbert Burns (14-2, 6-2 UFC)
Lightweights

They trade kicks early. Burns with a spinning back kick to the body. Hooker with a leg kick and Burns counters with a huge right hand. Hooker with two leg kicks. They trade leg kicks. Hooker lands a combo. Hooker trips Burns to the mat with an inside leg kick. Hooker had a brief choke on the ground but they got to their feet. Hooker with a straight knee. Hooker then drops Burns with a big left hand and then finishes him off with one more punch on the ground. Big finish for Hooker, who looked very impressive.

Official Result- Dan Hooker def. Gilbert Burns by knockout (punches) at 2:28 of Round 1

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> Curtis Millender (15-3, 1-0 UFC) vs. Max Griffin (14-4, 2-2 UFC)
Welterweights

Griffin with a left hand. They trade front kicks. Millender with a flying knee. Millender with another knee. Griffin lands a right hand. Millender with a leg kick. Griffin lands a left hand. Millender with a head kick. Griffin lands a right hand and scores a takedown. Griffin firmly on top and landing some short punches as he tries to pass guard. Griffin with an elbow followed by some punches. Griffin with another elbow. Millender can't do anything on the bottom. Griffin with more elbows from the top followed by punches. Big end to the round for Griffin. 10-9 Griffin.

They trade punches to start the second. Griffin with a leg kick. Millender with a body combo and a flying knee. Millender lands a high body kick. Griffin lands a huge right hand but Millender counters with a knee to the body. Millender with a hard right hand. He lands another then grabs a neck standing but Griffin escapes. Griffin lands a left hand. Millender with a leg kick. Griffin just misses a right hand. Millender with a high kick. Griffin lands a left hand. They trade kicks. Millender lands a left hand and Griffin is hurt. Millender with a late takedown that should seal the round for him. 10-9 Millender, 19-19.

They trade to start the third as well. Millender with a leg kick. Millender with a knee to the body of Griffin. Griffin shoots for a takedown but Millender defends it. Griffin has Millender pressed against the fence. Millender with some elbows from against the fence. Griffin with a knee to the body. They break and go back to the center of the Octagon. They trade right hands. Griffin lands a right hand. Millender lands a right hand and has Griffin pushed against the fence. Griffin in trouble late. Millender with some knees to the body and a huge flurry on Griffin against the fence. Griffin with a late head kick. 10-9 Millender, 29-28 Millender.

Official Result- Curtis Millender def. Max Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Lando Vannata (9-2-1, 1-2-1 UFC) vs. Drakkar Klose (8-1-1, 2-1 UFC)
Lightweights

Klose pins Vannata up against the fence and lands some shots and a spinning back elbow. Vannata able to grab the back and gets a brief takedown but they get up and break. Klose tries a slam but Vannata defends and gives up his back. Vannata with a combo as they break. Klose with a body kick. Vannata lands a combo after they break a clinch. They trade body kicks. Klose with a leg kick followed by a right hand. They trade kicks. Klose with a calf kick. Vannata with a head kick and a spinning back elbow. They tie up against the fence. They battle for underhooks against the fence. Klose lands a left on the break. 10-9 Klose.

They trade and Vannata lands a good right hand. They clinch and trade knees before breaking. They trade and Klose pushes Vannata against the fence and they battle for underhooks. Klose with a big elbow and he gets a brief takedown but Vannata scrambles to his feet. Vannata cut around his right eye. Vannata lands a right hand and a spinning back fist while Klose lands a right hand. Klose with the jab. Vannata with a spin kick to the body. Vannata with a combo. Vannata lands a right hand and then a spin kick to the body. Klose with a leg kick. Two close rounds. 10-9 Klose, 20-18 Klose.

Vannata with a leg kick. They trade punches and Vannata with a spin kick. Vannata with a body kick. Vannata with a switch kick and lands a right hand. Vannata with a side kick. They clinch against the fence and Klose has Vannata pinned against the cage. Klose working on a single-leg. They continue to battle for underhooks but the referee splits them up. Vannata with a leg kick. Vannata gets a takedown and takes the back of Klose. Vannata has the hooks in. Vannata lands some punches from the back. Vannata lets go and they get to their feet. Klose lands the jab. Klose tries a takedown and gets it for a moment. 10-9 Vannata, 29-28 Klose.

Official Result- Drakkar Klose def. Lando Vannata by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Raphael Assuncao (#3, 26-5, 10-2 UFC) vs. Rob Font (#11, 15-3, 5-2 UFC)
Bantamweights

They both miss early strike attempts. Assuncao lands a right hand. They trade leg kicks at the same time. Assuncao with a leg kick. Font with the jab. Assuncao with a leg kick. Font just misses a head kick. Assuncao with a body kick and then a leg kick. Font with a left hook to the body. Font just misses a right hand. Assuncao lands a right hand. They trade kicks. Assuncao with a right hand. Assuncao drops Font for a moment with a right hand. Assuncao with a spinning wheel kick. Font with a flying knee. 10-9 Assuncao.

Assuncao with a quick takedown and he lands some punches from the top. Font rolls and Assuncao takes his back. Assuncao now working in the half-guard. Assuncao keeping Font firmly planted on the bottom but Font is able to scramble to his feet. They trade punches. Assuncao with a front kick. Font with a body punch. Assuncao lands a right hand followed by a quick left. Font with the jab. Assuncao with a leg kick. Font with the jab. Assuncao lands a right hand. 10-9 Assuncao, 20-18 Assuncao.

Font lands a right hand. Assuncao with a body punch and then lands a left hand. Font with a body kick and Assuncao returns his own body kick. Assuncao with a leg kick that trips Font up. Assuncao with a spinning head kick. Assuncao with an inside leg kick. We have an eye poke on Font and a timeout. Assuncao lands some left hands. They trade in close range. Left hand from Font. Assuncao gets a takedown and into the guard of Font. Assuncao with some body punches. Assuncao with punches from the top and he's keeping Font on the mat easily. Font tried to find an armbar. Assuncao with some short elbows. Assuncao cruising to a win here. 10-9 Assuncao, 30-27 Assuncao.

Official Result- Raphael Assuncao def. Rob Font by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Uriah Hall (#9, 13-8, 6-6 UFC) vs. Paulo Costa (#10, 11-0, 3-0 UFC)
Middleweights

Costa with a body kick. Hall with a leg kick. Costa with a body kick. Hall misses a spinning kick. Costa with another body kick. They are trading. Hall is using the jab well. Costa with a body kick and then a hard right hand. Costa with another body kick. Costa with a front kick right to the groin of Hall. Back to action and Hall with a spin kick to the body. They trade and Costa lands some big punches to the body and a body kick. Costa with a knee to the body and then some big punches against the fence. They are trading as Hall moves away. Costa with a right hand but Hall with a front kick to the body. Costa with a body kick. Costa with an overhand right. Another groin strike from Costa. They trade and trade body kicks at the end. 10-9 Costa.

They trade kicks early in the second. Costa with the jab and then a right hand and then a high kick. Big right hand from Costa. Hall with a body kick. Hall with a takedown but they get right back to their feet. Costa with a body kick. They trade right hands. Costa with an uppercut. They trade left hands. Costa with a combo and Hall counters with a right hand that hurts Costa. Costa with a body kick. Costa with an uppercut to the body. Costa with a big combination and a jab hurts Hall badly. Costa then drops Hall face first with a right hand and this fight is stopped. What a violent finish by Costa as he remains undefeated.

Official Result- Paulo Costa def. Uriah Hall by TKO (punches) at 3:38 of Round 2

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> Gokhan Saki (1-1, 1-0 UFC) vs. Khalil Rountree (6-2 1 NC, 2-2 1 NC UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Saki with a leg kick. Saki with a head kick. They trade punches. Saki with a right hand but Rountree counters with a left. Saki with a leg kick. Rountree knocks Saki down with a left hand and then finishes him with more punches on the ground. Big win for Rountree as he knocks out the kickboxing legend.

Official Result- Khalil Rountree def. Gokhan Saki by knockout (punches) at 1:36 of Round 1

> Michael Chiesa (#9, 14-3, 7-3 UFC) vs. Anthony Pettis (#12, 20-7, 7-6 UFC)
Lightweights* (Chiesa missed weight by 1.5 pounds)

Chiesa quickly shoots for a takedown and he gets it. Chiesa on top and is landing big punches. Pettis gets out from the bottom and quickly grabs the back and they stand. They break and Chiesa with a high kick. Chiesa tries for a takedown but misses it badly. Pettis has Chiesa held against the fence. They break and Chiesa lands a left hand and goes back hunting for the takedown and gets it. Pettis looking for a triangle but Chiesa escapes as he lands from the top. They get to their feet and Pettis lands a big kick. Pettis with a leg kick. He just misses a spin kick. Pettis with a right hand. Chiesa tries to pull guard but Pettis is on top and lands some punches. Pettis just misses a spin kick. 10-9 Chiesa.

Pettis with a body kick and then a right hand and then follows up with a knee as Cheisa goes to the ground. Pettis goes for a guillotine but doesn't have it and now he is on bottom. Pettis now going for a triangle. He has it locked in and Chiesa taps! Wow. Pettis found an opening and capitalized and gets the win.

Official Result- Anthony Pettis def. Michael Chiesa by submission (triangle choke) at :52 of Round 2

> Paul Felder (#14 LW, 15-3, 7-3 UFC) vs. Mike Perry (11-3, 4-3 UFC)
Welterweights

Felder right away with a leg kick and then throw punches. Felder already cut open. They clinch and Felder with a knee to the body. Perry also cut open. Felder with an elbow. Perry with an elbow as well. They break and Perry with some front kicks. Felder with a hard right hand. Felder with a leg kick. Perry lands a right hand and then an elbow. Felder with a spinning back elbow. They trade punches. Felder with a step-in knee. Felder with a right hand then a front kick to the body. Felder with a head kick. Felder with the double jab. Felder with some more leg kicks and then a spin kick. Perry with a body punch but eats a spinning back fist from Felder. 10-9 Felder.

Felder with a high kick. Felder lands a right hand. They trade and then Perry picks Felder up and slams him to the mat. Felder scrambles to his feet. Perry with an elbow in the clinch and they break. Felder with a spin kick to the body. Felder just misses a head kick. Felder with a leg kick after an exchange. Felder with two leg kicks back-to-back. Perry lands a left hook and Felder has a huge cut over his right eye. We have a timeout to check the cut and this fight might be stopped. Nope, the fight continues. Perry gets a takedown after grabbing Felder's back. They get to their feet and Perry lands some punches. They exchange elbows in the clinch. Felder's face is blood red. 10-9 Perry, 19-19.

They trade early on in the third. Felder has a broken arm as he has told his corner. Perry lands a left hook. Felder with a leg kick. Perry misses an uppercut and eats a counter elbow from Felder. Felder then with a spin kick to the liver of Perry. Felder with a knee to the body. Perry with a high kick then a front kick to the body. Felder misses the spin kick. Felder lands a combo with the broken arm. Felder with a body kick. Perry goes for a takedown but can't get it though he gets the back of Felder. Perry with some knees but Felder throws some backward elbows. They break and trade punches. Perry with a right hand but Felder counters with a straight knee. They trade until the end. Great fight. 10-9 Perry, 29-28 Perry.

Official Result- Mike Perry def. Paul Felder by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

> Francis Ngannou (#1, 11-2, 6-1 UFC) vs. Derrick Lewis (#5, 19-5 1 NC, 10-3 UFC)
Heavyweights

They size each other up in the first minute. Lewis with a body kick. Lewis tries a switch kick but Ngannou blocks it. Lewis with another body kick. Lewis misses a right hand. Ngannou has yet to throw a punch it seems. Lewis with a body kick and the briefly clinch. Ngannou lands the jab. Lewis with a leg kick. Lewis lands a right hand. Lewis with a switch kick. Not a lot of action from Ngannou this round and the crowd boos. 10-9 Lewis.

Ngannou fighting very cautiously. Lewis with a high kick. Lewis lands a right hand and they clinch for a moment but break. Lewis misses a right hand. Lewis with a switch kick. Ngannou is not engaging at all. This fight is bad. Both men are timid. Herb Dean just warned them for not fighting. Ngannou lands a jab. Lewis with a body kick. They fought more at the ceremonial weigh-ins. They didn't do much after. 10-9 Lewis, 20-18 Lewis.

They still aren't doung anything. This fight is truly awful. Neither man is throwing punches. Lewis claims to be having back spasms and Ngannou isn't engaging at all. After all of this hype, this is one of the worst fights ever in the UFC. They finally trade a couple of punches with less than two minutes left. This is like watching the worst kind of sparring at your local gym. I'm done with this fight recap. 10-9 Ngannou, 29-28 Lewis.

Official Result- Derrick Lewis def. Francis Ngannou by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

> Stipe Miocic (C, 18-2, 12-2 UFC) vs. Daniel Cormier (LHW C, 20-1 1 NC, 9-1 1 NC UFC)
UFC Heavyweight Championship

Miocic lands some punches against the fence. Cormier with a leg kick. Cormier lands an uppercut. They clinch against the fence. They go to the mat for a second. Miocic lands some left hands in the clinch. Miocic lands a knee on the break. Cormier lands a right hand followed by a jab. Miocic lands a right hand. Miocic with a knee to the body. Cormier lands a left hand followed by a leg kick. Cormier with a leg kick. Miocic lands a left hook and then rocks Cormier with a combo. Cormier stunned by a jab from Miocic. Cormier now hurts Miocic with a combo. Miocic gets poked in the eye and we have a timeout. They get back to action. Cormier then drops Miocic with a huge right hand and then finishes him on the ground. Wow. Daniel Cormier has finished Stipe Miocic and is now a two-division champion.

Official Result- Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic by knockout (punches) at 4:33 of Round 1 to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship