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UFC 226 results: Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier live stream play-by-play updates

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rolls into “Sin City” TONIGHT (Sat., July 7, 2018) with its UFC 226: “Miocic vs. Cormier” pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event, held inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with select “Prelims” undercard bouts coming to you by way of FOX Sports 1 and the UFC Fight Pass digital network. As the name suggests, UFC 226 is headlined by the Heavyweight “super fight” pitting 265-pound kingpin Stipe Miocic opposite reigning Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Featherweight champion, Max Holloway, was expected to put his 145-pound strap on the line against undefeated No. 1-ranked contender, Brian Ortega, but “Blessed” was hospitalized earlier this week with “concussion-like symptoms.” So, hulking power punchers Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis will now hook ‘em up in the co-main event for a spot in the Heavyweight title chase.

That’s not all. Not by a long shot. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 226 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 226 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)


Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier — Cormier def. Miocic by KO (punches) at 4:33 of Round One
Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega
Derrick Lewis vs. Francis Ngannou — Lewis def. Ngannou by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Paul Felder vs. Mike Perry — Perry def. Felder by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis — Pettis def. Chiesa by submission (triangle armbar) at 0:52 of Round Two
Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki — Rountree def. Saki by TKO (punches) at 1:36 of Round One
Paulo Costa vs. Uriah Hall — Costa def. Hall by TKO (punches) at 2:38 of Round Two
Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font — Assuncao def. Font by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Drakkar Klose vs. Lando Vannata — Klose def. Vannata by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Max Griffin vs. Curtis Millender — Millender def. Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Hooker — Hooker def. Burns by KO (punches) at 2:28 of Round One
Jamie Moyle vs. Emily Whitmire — Whitmire def. Moyle by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)


265 lbs.: UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic vs. UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier

Round 1: They meet in the center. Miocic looks for 1-2s. DC looking to clinch. Low kick by Cormier. Hard uppercut from Cormier, Miocic ties up on the fence. One minute in. Short punches from Miocic. Knees from Miocic. Ref wants more action. Two minutes in. Knee from Miocic as they separate, left hook. Cormier comes back with a straight right. Two minutes in. 1-2 from Miocic connects. He ties back up. To the center with two minutes to go.

Sharp jab by Cormier. Tight hook from the heavyweight champ, hard right hands. Cormier comes back with a clean 3-2. Miocic takes a finger in the eye after the two had already been warned for keeping their fingers extended. One minute to go. Body kick from Cormier, low kick from Miocic. Cormier lands well in the center, then melts Miocic with a right hand in the clinch. A few more punches follow and Daniel Cormier is the newest two-division champion.

Final result: Cormier def. Miocic by KO (punches)

265 lbs.: Derrick Lewis vs. Francis Ngannou

Round 1: Ngannou southpaw, Lewis orthodox. Lewis head kick falls well short. Very tentative start. One minute in. Body kick from Lewis, Ngannou whiffs on the counters. Lewis tries a jumping switch kick. Body kick lands. Two minutes in. Front kick attempt. Ngannou goes back to orthodox. Two minutes to go.

Neither man throwing. Body kick from Lewis, Ngannou stuffs a takedown. Lewis lands a leg kick. Right hand blocked. One minute to go. Lewis tries another switch kick. 10-9 Lewis.

Round 2: Lots of feints, no action. One minute in. They’re literally just standing there. Ref calling for action. Lewis fires a right hand, tries to change levels, denied. Whiffs on a right hand. Two minutes in. Crowd’s pissed. Lewis tries a head kick. Nothing’s happening. Two minutes to go.

You’re fighters. Fight. Do something. Low kick from Lewis. Ref actually pauses the fight to tell them they have to actually, you know, fight. One minute to go. Jab from Ngannou. Lewis fires a switch kick to the body. Now Lewis starting to swing. Body kick from Lewis. 10-9 Lewis.

Round 3: Both fall short with jabs. Leg kicks from Lewis. Ngannou tries a head kick. One minute in. I have to pee and I would rather be pissing than watching this garbage. Lewis swings, tries to shoot, denied. Two minutes in. Heavyweights were a mistake. Leg kick from Lewis. Right hand connects for him to counter a kick. Two minutes to go.

Lewis to the body. One minute to go. Lewis ducks a head kick. Ngannou fires a left hand. Lewis steps in, lands knees. Leg kick. Body kick from Lewis. Ngannou goes for a takedown, throws a blatantly late punch. 10-9 Lewis.

Final result: Lewis def. Ngannou by unanimous decision

170 lbs.: Paul Felder vs. Mike Perry

Round 1: Felder sporting an early cut from a headbutt. He puts Perry on the fence. Perry reverses and changes levels. Jockeying for position. Perry doing well on the inside. Felder separates. Hard 1-2 lands for Felder two minutes in. Perry fires a right, lands an up-elbow in the clinch. Cross counter by Perry. Intercepting knee by Felder. Perry fires an uppercut. Two minutes to go.

Lead right lands for Felder. Teep to the body. He goes fora head kick. 2-1. Perry pops him with a jab. Leg kickk comes back at him, wheel kick goes high. Low kicks from Perry. One minute to go. Double underhooks for Perry against the fence. They separate with an elbow from Perry. Low kicks by Felder. Spinning back kick blocked. Perry tries to spin in return. Perry to the body, eats a spinning back fist, stuffs a shot. 10-9 Felder.

Round 2: Perry jabs the body, eats a right. Perry counters a leg kick with a right hand and changes levels, hauling Felder into the air and slamming him into guard. Felder threatens an armbar and works his way back up a minute in. Perry pressing him against the fence, lands a hard elbow. Hard right hand from Felder. Two minutes in. Felder fires the jab, takes a right to the body. More jabs. Two minutes to go.

Felder landing leg kicks. Elbow lands with his back on the fence. Ferry lands a shovel hook that opens Felder up, then ties up. Ref pauses it to take a look at that cut, which is just spewing blood. Perry lands an elbow when they resume, then hits a bastardized german suplex. Felder works his way up and Perry goes to work in the clinch. Trading elbows. 10-9 Perry.

Round 3: Felder’s sporting a busted arm. Perry’s still marching forward. Big lead hook lands for him. Leg kick lands, Felder tries to spin in return. One minute in. Low kicks from Felder. He lands an elbow off a Perry uppercut. Spinning back kick by Felder. Perry to the body. Felder lands a knee to the body. Two minutes in. Counter right from Felder. BIG right hand by Perry knocks Felder’s head back. Left high kick attempt, teep. 1-2 by Felder with two minutes to go.

Felder lands to the body. Perry shoots on the fence. Looking for the back. Knees to the thigh from Perry, back elbows from Felder. One minute to go. They separate. Hard right by Perry, left hook by Felder. Another left hook, eats a right hand. They’re trading in the center. Great fight. 10-9 Perry.

Final result: Perry def. Felder by split decision

155 lbs.: Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis

Round 1: Chiesa shoots right away, takes him down into half guard. Christ, the PPV won’t stop freezing. Right hands from Chiesa, ho tries to hop to the back. Pettis slips out and gets a hook in. Chiesa grabs a kimura to defend, can’t wrench him down. Back to the center. Chiesa shoots, stuffed. He lands a knee to the body and changes levels once again. Outside reap puts Pettis on his back. Pettis immediately brings his legs up, looking for an armbar. Two minutes to go.

Pettis tries a fancy upkick before standing. They separate. Pettis denies a takedown. One minute to go. Low kick from Pettis. Another low kick and a wheel kick attempt. One minute to go. Pettis catches a leg, tries to do damage from on top. Chiesa threatens a low single to stand. Pettis goes for something fancy. 10-9 Chiesa.

Round 2: Pettis lands a body kick and stings Chiesa with a right hand. He pulls guard on a guillotine, can’t get it.Now Pettis throws up a triangle. He adjusts to add an armbar and draws the tap.

Final result: Pettis def. Chiesa by submission (triangle armbar)

205 lbs.: Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki

Round 1: Saki firing early kicks. Rountree hurling big counters. One minute in. 1-2 from Saki, right hook by Rountree. Saki fires a naked leg kick and Rountree knocks him all but spark out with a straight left. There’s just enough consciousness left in Saki to keep the ref away, so Rountree smashes him with hammerfists until he moves in.

Final result: Rountree def. Saki by TKO (punches)

185 lbs.: Paulo Costa vs. Uriah Hall

Round 1: Costa lands an early body kick. Another. Right hand downstairs. Hall pops him with a jab. Spinning back kick falls short. Another body kick from Costa, low kick from Hall. One minute in. Jabs from Hall landing. Low kick from Costa. More jabs piling up. Costa whiffs on a right hand, lands a body kick. Two minutes in. Body kick and 2-3 from Costa. Body kick by Costa. More jabs from Hall. Hall takes a foot to the nards against the fence. Back to the action. Costa throwing hard, eats a spinning back kick to the body. Costa tries a wheel kick, eats a jab. More jabs. He’s landing every one he throws. Two minutes to go.

Right hand, more jabs from Hall. Costa rips to the body against the dence. Hard right hand upstairs. Looking for knees from the plum. Clubbing shots from Costa. One minute to go. Hard body shot from Costa. Hard right by Costa. Hall continues pumping the jab. Costa tries to rip the body and lands to the balls once again. They take a brief break. Costa with another hard body kick, eats a spinning kick. 10-9 Costa.

Round 2: Trading early jabs. Right hand from Costa. Hall jabs the body. Lead right comes back at him. One minute in. Good body shot from Costa, but Hall hits a double-leg. Can’t keep him down. Costa lands a body kick, eats a counter right. Costa finding success with his own jab. Costa fires right hands, but walks into one that buckles his knees. He gets his wits back and lands a body kick two minutes in. They trade body shots. Now Costa opening up to the head and body on the fence. Hall staggers back, eats a left hook. Another massive body shot folds Hall and in steps the ref.

Final result: Costa def. Hall by TKO (punches)

135 lbs.: Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font

Round 1: Low kick from Assuncao. Straight right. They trade low kicks. One minute in. Leg kick by Assuncao again. Font pumping the jab. Both fall short with 1-2s. Font with a leg kick. Both try kicks, Assuncao’s lands to the body. Leg kick two minutes in met by Font jabs. Body shot lands for Font. Font still struggling to land the right. Two minutes to go.

Neither really landing clean. More jabs from Font. Jab from Assuncao on the backstep. BIg 1-2 drops Font, Assuncao stays patient. Wheel kick attempt. One minute to go. Font tries to counter a front kick with a right hand. Font goes for a flying knee on the fence. 10-9 Assuncao.

Round 2: Assuncao hits an early takedown and goes for ground-and-pound, moving towards the back. Side control. Short right hands. Font regains side control. More scrambling, great balance by Assuncao. One minute in. Hard elbow by Assuncao and he misses a right hand that looks like it would have come out the back of Font’s head. Side control. Font tries to get to his knees two minutes in, caught in half guard. Now Font makes it back to his feet. Jab exchange. Two minutes to go.

Assuncao looking for counters. More jabs from Font. He digs a right downstairs. 1-2-1 from Assuncao. 2-3 lands. One minute to go. Low kick by Assuncao. Jab exchange. Font looks for a combo without success. 10-9 Assuncao.

Round 3: Both men looking to jab. No clean power shots yet. Body kick by Font. One minute in. Assuncao right hand falls short. Low kick trips Font up. Wheel kick from Assuncao blocked, Font lands a 2-3. Another leg kick trips Font up. He takes a finger in the eye. They resume two minutes in. Left hook by Assuncao. Left from Font. Assuncao hits a well-timed double-leg. Font looking for rubber guard. Assuncao staying heavy, moves to half guard. Two minutes to go.

Assuncao looking for mount now, Font regains guard. Ground-and-pound for Assuncao, who postures out of an armbar attempt. Great control by Assuncao, taking side control. Solid right hands by the Brazilian. 10-9 Assuncao.

Final result: Assuncao def. Font by unanimous decision

155 lbs.: Drakkar Klose vs. Lando Vannata

Round 1: Klose ties up and lands a knee to the body. Vannata spins, then Klose lands a clean spinning back elbow that Vannata absorbs before looking for the back. Back to the feet. Leg kick from Klose and he goes for another takedown. One minute in. They separate. Vannata tries to spin. Back to the clinch for a bit. Two minutes in. Klose absorbs a right hand and lands a knee. Body kick from Klose. Hard leg kick, straight right soon after. Knee from Vannata inside, one from Klose in return. Two minutes to go.

Low kick from Klose. Again. Vannata tries to spin and eats a right hand. Another heavy low kick by Klose. Teep by Vannata, tries to spin again. One minute to go. Short elbow from Klose. Vannata pressing him against the cage. Klose reverses. More knees from Klose. Right hook on the break. 10-9 Klose.

Round 2: More kicks from Klose, Vannata with a spinning back kick. Klose fires one of his own that glances off Vannata’s face. Low kick by Vannata. Vannata goes to the body and Klose ties up. Knee from Vannata on the break a minute in. Left hook by Vannata, right hand from Klose. Low kick by Klose. Straight right. Short elbow lands for Klose, putting Vannata on the cage two minutes in. Nasty elbow and he briefly gets Vannata to the mat. Vannata now sporting a cut. Klose catches Vannata spinning and backs him off. Two minutes to go.

Low kick and right hand by Vannata. Klose lands a leg kick as Vannata tries to change levels. Spinning back kick by Vannata. One minute to go. Vannata clips him with a right. Klose stuffs a takedown, eats a right. Calf kick trips Vannata up and it looks like that’s really impeding his movement. Klose leg kick and right hand. Close round. 10-9 Klose.

Round 3: More low kicks by Klose. 1-2 and spinning back kick by Vannata. Another leg kick by Klose. Body kick by Vannata in return. He tries to spin, eats a right, lands an uppercut. Klose taunts Vannata for the shin damage he’s accumulated. Superman punch lands clean for Klose, who puts him on the fence. Two minutes in. Klose looking for a single-leg. Double underhooks now. Two minutes to go.

Vannata fights off a lift. Knees from Vannata, shoulder strikes from Klose. REf breaks them up. Trading punches in the center. Single-leg from Vannata and he spins right to the back. Klose gets Vannata to abandon it and they return to the center. Klose hits a takedown on the cage. 10-9 Klose.

Final result: Klose def. Vannata by unanimous decision

170 lbs.: Max Griffin vs. Curtis Millender

Round 1: Griffin pops him with a jab and low kick. Leg kick exchange. Millender fires a flying knee that just misses. Another knee attempt. Griffin lands a leg kick and right hand, avoiding a knee. One minute in. Hard leg kicks from Millender. Griffin firing his jab. Millender head kick blocked. Lead right by Griffin and he completes a double-leg. Two minutes in. Griffin in half guard against the fence. Millender trying to use overhook control to keep Griffin close. Two minutes to go.

Crowd not happy with the lack of action, so Griffin postures up a bit for some shots. Elbow lands. One minute to go. Harder punches from Griffin. 10-9 Griffin.

Round 2: Slower start to the round. Millender tries a body shot. One minute in. Millender goes for another bicycle knee on the fence, then a body kick that lands. 3-2 lands clean for Griffin, Millender fires a knee and eats an elbow. Head kick appears to land clean, but fails to faze Griffin two minutes in. Wheel kick falls well short. Griffin changes levels, abandons it after fighting a guillotine. Griffin connects with a lead right. Two minutes to go.

Griffin to the body this time. Low leg kick from Millender. Griffin to the body once again. Millender digs a left downstairs. One minute to go. Griffin blocks a head kick. Griffin lands a right, eats a knee and a left. Millender tries to charge in and eats a right hand, but bulls through it and hits a late takedown. 10-9 Millender.

Round 3: Griffin connecting with punches in the early going, Millender comes back with a knee. Low kick, intercepting knee to the body. One minute in. Griffin connects with a left hook. Millender goes for a head kick, then a body shot. Griffin flurries and shoots. Two minutes in. Millender defending on the fence, lands a Browne elbow. Griffin still driving. Two minutes to go.

They separate. Two clean right hands by Millender. Overhand right by Griffin. Millender now on the advance, lands a counter right. One minute in. Right cross buzzes Griffin and Milleinder tries to open up. Right hands and a clean knee. Left hook by Griffin. 10-9 Millender.

Final result: Millender def. Griffin by unanimous decision

155 lbs.: Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Hooker

Round 1: Low kicks from Burns to start, then a spinning back kick. Right hand from Hooker, who eats a huge counter. Trading leg kicks. One minute in. 1-2 from Burns. Hooker sticks a right to the body. Low kick. Burns tries to step in with an overhand right and Hooker cracks him with a short right that drops him. Hooker elects not to follow him down, then threatens a guillotine when he shoots. Low kick exchange two minutes in. Hooker backs him to the fence and they trade left hooks. Burns’ connects, but Hooker’s destroys, felling the Brazilian.

Final result: Hooker def. Burns by KO (punches)

115 lbs.: Jamie Moyle vs. Emily Whitmire

Round 1: Whitmire looking for 1-2s early. Quick exchange in the center. Whitemire to the body, jab from Moyle. One minute in. Whitmire with a right hand on the exit and a jab upstairs. Whitmire counters a low kick with a combination. More volume from Whitmire. Two minutes in. Moyle catches a kick, lands a hook, has to weather another combo. Left hook again from Moyle. Low kick by Whitmire. Left hook downstairs. Two minutes to go.

They exchange in the center, right hand by Whitmire as they separate. Lead right connects. Moyle lands a low kick. 2-1 from Whitmire, Moyle goes to the body. One minute to go. Whitmire lands a solid leg kick, right hand, body kick. 10-9 Whitmire.

Round 2: Whitmire still landing volume at range. Moyle lands lefts upstairs. Low-high. Leg kick and jab, low kick from Whitmire in return. One minute in. Moyle takes her to the fence, lands a left hook on the exit. 1-2 lands for her. They trade leg kicks. Whitmire left hook. Moyle changes levels, denied. Right hand lands. Stiff jab. Whitmire lands an inside low kick. Moyle with a better entry, can’t get the trip, eats a knee. Whitmire shoots and winds up with Moyle looking for the back. Two minutes to go.

They separate. They trade, Moyle gets the better of it. Right hand connects. Whitmire with a right hand, eats a left hook. Whitmire shoots again, goes to the rear waist lock. Moyle turns to face her and changes levels. One minute to go. Whitmire uses an underhook to separate. Moyle goes to the body and ties up. Left hook upstairs. More body work. Whitmire lands in the center, eats a right hand. Moyle keeping Whitmire on the fence, showing more volume. 10-9 Moyle.

Round 3: Whitmire busy early, lands a body kick and right hand. Whitmire hits a well-timed double-leg into guard. Half guard now. One minute in. Moyle doing nothing to stand. Two minutes in. Short left hands from Whitmire. Two minutes to go.

Moyle is literally looking like a white belt off of her back, doing absolutely nothing to try to stand. Now she regains guard with a minute to go. Good shot from Whitmire. Whitmire postures, lands some quality right hands. 10-9 Whitmire.

Final result: Whitmire def. Moyle by unanimous decision

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