Arguably two of the greatest heavyweights of all-time ran it back at UFC 241 Saturday night in Anaheim.
Stipe Miocic statistically is the greatest UFC Heavyweight of all-time, successfully defending the crown a record three times before losing it to Daniel Cormier 13 months ago. Cormier, while successful in his most recent UFC run, abandoned the division for years as to not compete with his friend Cain Velasquez. Still, he sat at 15-0 all-time as a heavyweight, and 4-0 in the division in the UFC heading into the show.
Cormier walked in with the confidence of knowing he finished his opponent, and performed as such. Quick success with striking, led to a standing fireman's carry on Miocic. This led to an easy round one for Cormier before a more back-and-forth second stanza. Cormier was comfortable leaning in and eating punches from Miocic to get inside.
That method didn't pay off, as in the fourth round Miocic went to the body with lefts repeatedly. This dropped Cormier's guard and opened him up for a tasty combo that led to Miocic finishing the fight and regaining the UFC Heavyweight Title in the fourth round.
A dejected Cormier stood in the cage with his gloves off, but wouldn't commit to retiring as of yet.