You'll be hard-pressed to find someone happier about Daniel Cormier's two UFC titles than Jon Jones. The finish came at the 4:33 mark after Miocic - the longest-reigning champion in UFC heavyweight history - crumpled from the shot.
BTW.Cormier becomes the second fighter in UFC history to hold titles in 2 weight classes at the same time.
Given Lesnar (5-3) otherwise hasn't won a fight since forcing a submission by Shane Carwin in 2010, it's hardly surprising DC is the early favourite. It's exactly what he did against Oezdemir, a devastating puncher like Miocic, until he was able to get the fight to the floor where the former Olympic wrestler lives and breathes. DC, I'm coming for you, motherfucker, ' Lesnar responded. Now he gets a chance to do something Jones never has and that is rule the heavyweight division.
"It's the same, man, these guys are all the same", Cormier said "I approach them all the same way".
In the beginning of 2018, the speculation in wrestling was Lesnar's contract ran out after Wrestlemania and would be returning to the UFC. "I'm a two-division champion, baby".
He knocked out the American in the closing moments of round one, adding the UFC heavyweight championship to the light-heavyweight one he already holds.
After an absolute snoozer in the co-main between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis, Cormier and Miocic went right to war, with Cormier catching Miocic with a huge right hook in the clinch that dropped Miocic.
And, after an exhilarating start to the bout that saw both men trade heavy leather, Cormier made the crucial breakthrough in the final minute of the opening round. For the fourth consecutive year, the weekend's pay-per-view card lost a major fight when featherweight champion Max Holloway was ruled out of his title defence with Brian Ortega due to symptoms of an apparent concussion.
Now we are here, and the biggest fight the UFC can make is right in front of us.