Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to pay-per-view (PPV) for a thrilling mixed martial arts (MMA) event yesterday (Sat., May 14, 2016) in Curitiba, Brazil, as UFC 198 gave fight fans — who packed into the 45,000-seat Arena da Baixada stadium — a wild night of action.
In the main event of the evening, Stipe Miocic stunned the mixed martial arts (MMA) world by knocking out Heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum in the very first round to become the new division kingpin (video replay here).
The co-main event provided combat fans with another thrilling finish, as Ronaldo Souza absolutely dominated Vitor Belfort from the beginning of the bell, forcing the referee to put an and to the bloody beatdown he was inflicting on the man he used to idolized as a youngster.
Watch it again here.
Biggest Winner: Stipe Miocic
This one is a no-brainer, as Miocic went into hostile territory — which he seemed to embrace — and took out a man many believe was on his way to become the greatest heavyweight of all time. And he left no doubt, either, as he put “Vai Cavalo” out for the count with one single punch; a punch he was throwing while backpedaling, which shows you just what kind pf power he packs.
And it wasn’t a fluke, either, as Miocic has now won his last three bouts via knockout. Plus, he’s done what Lebron James has yet to do, bring a title to the state of Ohio.
Up next for the new ruler at 265-pounds should be a title defense against none other than another streaking big man in Alistair Overeem.
Runners Up: Ronaldo Souza and Demian Maia
Both Brazilians superstars put on dazzling performances in their respective bouts, as “Jacare” absolutely demolished a living legend in the opening frame, ….View full article
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