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UFC 241 results, recap, and link wrap-up: Miocic finishes Cormier, Diaz and Costa prevail

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It’s fun to pick on Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and let’s be honest, criticizing the world’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion is like throwing water balloons at a moving train. That being said, there isn’t much fault to be found with UFC 241 last Sat. night (Aug. 17, 2019) on pay-per-view (PPV), which delivered a night of exciting action inside Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Stipe Miocic took his lumps from Daniel Cormier in the heavyweight main event, but ultimately prevailed after a scintillating fourth-round finish, reclaiming the division strap in the process. Before that fight got underway, Nate Diaz returned from his three-year hiatus to outclass Anthony Pettis in their three-round co-headliner. In addition, middleweight contender Paulo Costa passed the Yoel Romero test, squeaking by “Soldier of God” by way of unanimous decision.

With so much to talk about in the aftermath of each fight, it’s understandable if you missed some of the top headlines from UFC 241. But no worries, we have them listed below in a convenient link wrap-up that covers most, if not all of the major talking points. Plus, we’ve also got some of the key highlights from all the lights-out finishes. If you just want the quick text updates, head over to our live results and play-by-play thread here.

UFC 241 Highlights:

Stipe Miocic smashes Daniel Cormier
Nate Diaz schools Anthony Pettis
Paulo Costa outlasts Yoel Romero in slugfest
Khama Worthy upsets Devonte Smith

UFC 241 Post-Fight:

Post-fight press conference video
Bonuses and awards
Main event scorecard
Dana White reacts to main event
Fighter salaries
Nate Diaz calls out Jorge Masvidal
Biggest winners, losers

UFC 241: The Morning After

Complete UFC 241 event wrap-up
Is Yoel Romero lost in time?
Daniel Cormier might need to retire
Paulo Costa wants to kill Israel Adesanya
Nate Diaz declared a needle mover
Anthony Pettis has a broken foot
Next matches to make

Other Notable Stories From Last Weekend:

Jon Jones gets blowback from battered bar patron
Amanda Nunes lands her next opponent
Dominic Reyes expects next crack at Jon Jones
Conor McGregor faces whiskey revolt
Former UFC champion injured, out until 2020
Jose Aldo calls out Henry Cejudo

That should just about cover it.

UFC will come storming back a week from Sat. night (Aug. 31, 2019) for UFC Fight Night 157: “Andrade vs. Zhang,” which takes place inside Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China, live on ESPN+ (more on that fight card here).

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