Before Stipe Miocic attempts to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight title against Daniel Cormier at the upcoming UFC 226 pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 7, 2018, take a look back at one of Stipe’s most dominant wins.
Back in 2016, Stipe was tasked with defending his belt against Alistair Overeem in what would be his first title defense after knocking out Fabricio Werdum four months prior to capture the division belt. Going into the fight, Overeem had tons of championship experience behind him but had yet to taste UFC gold.
And he left Cleveland, Ohio that night empty-handed, as Miocic weathered one early knockdown and getting rocked again in the first couple of minutes to mount a comeback for the ages. Indeed, Miocic clipped Overeem and proceeded to knock him out with 30 second left in the opening frame in what was a truly devastating finish.
Since then, Stipe has defend his belt twice more but will now face one of his biggest challenges to date against the current Light Heavyweight champion and former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner in a much-anticipated superfight.
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