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Daniel Cormier Dominates Volkan Oezdemir At UFC 220

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Daniel Cormier Dominates Volkan Oezdemir At UFC 220

Miocic took advantage of Ngannou being tired by landing another takedown and forcing him to carry his weight for the duration of the round. More than that, though, Miocic aimed to tire the challenger.

Unlike a Mark Hunt or a Derrick Lewis, we are also not talking about a lumbering big man with a big right or a left hand.

UFC 220 LIVE STREAM: Express Sport tells you how you can watch Miocic vs Ngannou online. After eating a short uppercut from Ngannou, Miocic dropped down ad secured the takedown. The fight saw both fighters leave it all inside the Octagon, with Miocic's grappling, technical striking and composure helping him take a clear-cut but tough decision victory. Ngannou worked into half guard and Miocic responded by breaking guard and then taking top position.

It's fitting that Miocic and Cormier defended their belts in what's become known as the "City of Champions", because no two men or women embody the meaning of word more. Villante has had some great fights in his past and should look to get his career back in line. Dropping in for another takedown, Miocic found himself stuck in Ngannou's front choke but quickly squirmed free. It seemed to wobble Miocic, but the champion intelligently shot for a takedown and finished the round on top. Sticking to the center, Ngannou ate a leg kick early before exploding forward with a head kick. Miocic continued to land strikes at will, this time from the back with Ngannou continuing to struggle.

Against all odds, both heavyweights were still standing at the beginning of the fifth round. A close, clinch battle against the fence will fatigue the challenger and fill his power-punching arms with lactic acid, making the muscles burn. Ngannou comes in with heavy punches. A powerful fighter out of France, Ngannou will be the bigger of the two fighters in weight.

Miocic won 50-44 on all three scorecards after surviving an early attack by the raw and unrefined Ngannou.

Daniel Cormier Dominates Volkan Oezdemir At UFC 220
Daniel Cormier Dominates Volkan Oezdemir At UFC 220

DANIEL CORMIER retained his UFC light-heavyweight title with a second-round win over Volkan Oezdemir and shook of the stench of his last Jon Jones fight.

At 17-2, this match will be Miocic's third title defense and he must be feeling like he gets little respect. As Cormier said emphatically at the press conference, "there are levels to this game". Cormier looking for a finish now, but Oezdemir fires back showing he's still in the fight.

Cormier moved from heavyweight to light heavyweight to allow Velasquez to reign the division, but injuries have slowed Velasquez down and ended what once looked like a potentially dominating campaign. His experience deficit was on full display Saturday against a veteran champion.

In a total time of one minute and 10 seconds, Volkan knocked out two unsafe top 10 light-heavyweight contenders in Jimi Manuwa and Misha Cirkunov.

The former Olympic wrestler paid tribute to his team, his coaches and touched on the fact that he feels he's earned the right to be called champion again.

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