clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

UFC 252 results, recap, and link wrap up: Miocic retires Cormier, O’Malley self destructs against Vera

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently tied a ribbon around its UFC 252 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place last Sat. night (Aug. 15, 2020) inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s where Stipe Miocic retained his 265-pound title in his third and final fight against former division kingpin, Daniel Cormier, who retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) in defeat.

Get complete UFC 252 results and play-by-play here.

Elsewhere on the card, the Sean O’Malley hype train went careening off the tracks after “Sugar” met a sour ending at the hands of veteran bantamweight bruiser Marlon Vera. No doubt the combat sports community will continue to debate just how much O’Malley’s leg injury contributed to his first loss as a professional fighter.

If you happened to miss last weekend’s championship showdown or the wall-to-wall coverage we brought fans right here at, which includes fights from Junior dos Santos and Daniel Pineda, among others, we’ve got you covered with a complete UFC 252 results, recap, and link wrap-up below.

Here’s a list of some of the most important headlines from UFC 252.

UFC 252: Highlights

Stipe Miocic retires Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier gets his eye gouged
Sean O’Malley suffers his first UFC loss
Virna Jandiroba quickly taps Felice Herrig
Chris Daukaus creams Parker Porter in round one
Carl Frampton stops Darren Traynor by liver punch

UFC 252: Post-Fight Housekeeping

Post-fight press conference
Bonuses and awards
Biggest winners and losers
Next matches to make
Daniel Cormier confirms his retirement
Jon Jones wants to compete for the heavyweight title
Doctors explain Sean O’Malley’s injury
Dana White awards Francis Ngannou next title shot
Referee apologizes for missing Miocic-Cormier eye poke
Junior dos Santos comments on loss to Jairzinho Rozenstruik

That should just about cover it.

UFC will return to action this Sat. night (Aug. 22, 2020) with the UFC on ESPN 15: “Munhoz vs. Edgar” mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza on both ESPN and ESPN+, taking place inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada (more on that card here).

For even more upcoming UFC events click here.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania