UFC 226 Results: Live Updates & Must-See Highlights

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view on Saturday, July 7 with the biggest event of the year. UFC 226 — which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas — is headlined by a champion vs. champion superfight that sees heavyweight titleholder Stipe Miocic putting his belt on the line against light heavyweight king Daniel Cormier.
A featherweight championship bout between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega was initially slated to serve as the co-main event, but Holloway was forced to withdraw during fight week due to concussion-like symptoms. The UFC is looking to reschedule the bout at a later date.
Also on the main card is a heavyweight slugfest between Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou, an exciting welterweight scrap between Paul Felder and Mike Perry, and a lightweight contest between former champ Anthony Pettis and Michael Chiesa. Kicking of the pay-per-view is a light heavyweight bout between Khalil Rountree and Gokhan Saki
If you missed out on the action, we have you covered.
The full results and video highlights from Saturday night’s UFC 226 pay-per-view can be seen below.


UFC 226: Fight Time & Viewing Details

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Event: UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Pay-Per-View Card Time: 10:00 P.M. EST


UFC 226 Results & Video Highlights

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)

Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic via KO (punches) – Round 1, 4:33 – for the UFC heavyweight title
Stipe was the first to take the center of the cage, stalking Cormier and forcing him to retreat against the fence. When Miocic was coming in with his 1-2 combinations, Cormier was looking to engage in the clinch. Miocic was able to defend a takedown attempt and take Cormier’s backbefore working with the underhooks as Cormier had his back to the cage. Miocic was finding a home for his strikes as Cormier struggled to get in close enough to do significant work. Cormier did eventually settle in and land a few shots of his own, opening a small cutt under Miocic’s eye. Cormier landed a big 1-2 of his own as he plodded forward, but there was a temporary break in the action after an accidental eye poke from Cormier. It was an even striking match with just 30 seconds remaining, before Cormier unloaded a huge right hand perfectly on the button that immediately dropped Miocic. Cormier followed up with some heavy ground-and-pound before the referee could come in to stop the fight. Cormier made history.


After the fight, Brock Lesnar entered the cage, pushed Cormier, and then cut an expletive filled promo for another superfight down the line.


Derrick Lewis def. Francis Ngannou via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Lewis and Ngannou came into the fight knowing that either man could end the bout at a second’s notice, so they were staying on the outside and being patient through the opening minute. Lewis was first to strike with a left kick to the body, taking advantage of an opening when Ngannou switched to the southpaw position and Ngannou whiffed on a counter.


Lewis continued to mix up his strikes, throwing a switch kick to the head of his opponent. Ngannou was able to back Lewis against the cage after throwing out his jab, but he failed to string together any combinations and the round came to an end with the crowd raining down boos. Ngannou landed just two strikes in the opening round. The start of Round 2 was much of the same, with neither fighter willing to pull the trigger. Referee Herb Dean gave a warning to the fighters for a lack of engagement, which led to Lewis picking up his pace and throwing some wild combinations as the round came to an end with Joe Rogan saying we could be on our way to “the most boring heavyweight decision of all-time.”


Midway through the final frame, Ngannou had landed only 9 punches. The record for the least strikes landed was 23, so Ngannou was in danger of being the least active fighter in a UFC bout. Lewis unleashed a flurry looking to create some excitement, but Ngannou circled away and we were once again in a stalemate as the fight cruised to a decision.


Mike Perry def. Paul Felder via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Both men immediately showed their willingness to take the center of the cage as promised. Unfortunately, that led to a collision of heads and immediate cut opened up on Felder’s forehead. They were swinging heavy leather wasted no time looking for a fight-ending blow.Perry was able to keep Felder at bay with some leg kicks and side kicks, but Felder was heating up and began throwing some big kicks of his own. Perry was finding his must success in the clinch, while Felder was landing the more significant strikes when they were in kickboxing range. The two men closed out with a wild exchange before Perry stuffed a takedown attempt at the bell.
Felder continued to work his kicks, but Perry was able to turn one opening into the opportunity to clinch. Once in the clinch, Perry elevated Felder above his head and slammed him to the mat. Felder bounced back to his feet, but ate a heavy elbow from Perry during his escape against the cage. The action slowed midway through the round, before Perry hurt Felder with a brutal left hook that opened a nasty cut over Felder’s right eye. The doctor looked at the cut but determined Felder could continue. When the action resumed, Perry landed a takedown and began pummeling Felder’s gruesome cut.


Ahead of the final round, Felder informed his corner that he believed he had broken his arm. Felder was struggling to put together a well-rounded attack because of his injury, while Perry was also able to capitalize on the defensive opening with more powerful lefts to the head. Perry closed the distance and locked up Felder’s waist before throwing some massive knees into Felder’s thigh. The two men took the center of the cage with just 30 seconds to go and both looked to close out the fight with an entertaining flurry in the middle of the octagon to the joy of the fans.


Anthony Pettis def. Michael Chiesa via submission (triangle armbar) – Round 2, 0:52
Pettis came out looking to be the aggressor and temporarily found himself in top position, but Chiesa was able to bounce back to his feet before engaging in the clinch. Chiesa eventually got the takedown, but Pettis immediately began threatening for submissions from the bottom with his active guard. Chiesa was able to avoid danger and kept his weight on the former champion while looking for a way to advance his position. Pettis was able to get back to his feet quickly after a dangerous upkick. Once Pettis got some room, he was able to start firing off his flashy kicks before catching a kick of Chiesa’s, landing a trip and looking for a flurry to close the round.


Pettis opened up the second frame with some heavy kicks to the body followed by a straight right hand that dropped Chiesa. Chiesa was able to avoid follow-up strikes after Pettis decided to dive for the guillotine. While Chiesa was able to avoid the guillotine, he quickly found himself stuck inside of a triangle choke. Pettis then added the arm and locked in a triangle armbar that forced Chiesa to top.


Khalil Rountree def. Gokhan Saki via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:36
Rountree came out patient and looking to avoid the early mistake against the much more seasoned striker in Saki. Rountree was staying in the pocket and throwing heavy leather, however, which was a dangerous strategy that played right into Saki’s game. Despite all of the pre-fight hype and belief that Saki would control the fight in the stand up, Rountree rocked Saki with a devastating left hand down the middle that sent Saki crumbling to the mat and left the arena on their feet. Rountree followed up the straight left with a flurry of ground-and-pound to cap off the stunning upset.

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass & FOX Sports 1)

Paulo Costa def. Uriah Hall via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:38
Both men began the bout hand-fighting and looking to find an opening in their opponent’s defense. Hall had a significant reach advantage and was content staying on the outside. Unfortunately, the action was halted in the opening round after Costa hit Hall with a groin shot. When the action resumed, Hall returned to a snapping jab that was consistently finding a home and lighting Costa up. Costa gained so momentum with a vicious strike to the body. Costa was warned for extending his fingers, before Hall returned to keeping his opponent at a distance with his jab. Costa again hit Hall below the belt and forced another break in the action before receiving a final warning.


Hall opened the second round with a well-timed shot, but Costa quickly bounced back to his feet. Hall cracked Costa with a heavy shot and the Brazilian immediately began retreating from danger. Once Costa regained his wits, he began landing some devastating shots of his own that completely turned the tide and sent Hall crumbling to the mat as the referee stepped in to stop the action.


Raphael Assuncao def. Rob Font via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Both men were feeling out their opponents in the first round as they attempted to avoid a crucial mistake in a bout that could have title shot implications in the division. Assuncao landed the first big shot of the match, scoring a 1-2 that temporarily dropped Font to the mat. Font bounced right back to his feet and began stalking his opponent. Early in Round 2, Assuncao looked to establish some dominance, landing an early takedown and immediately working to take Font’s back. On the mat, Assuncao had the clear advantage, but Font was able to slowly work his way back to his feet midway through the round. Font was unable to get off any attack as we prepared for the third round.


Font came out looking to push the pace knowing he would likely need a finish to come away with the win. Unfortunately for Font, the action was temporarily halted after taking an eye poke from Assuncao. Assuncao then landed another takedown and began stacking his opponent while inflicting damage with some ground-and-pound against the cage. Font was active looking to return to his feet, but unable to get off of his back as the fight went to the judges.
Drakkar Klose def. Lando Vannata via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Klose immediately pushed Vannata against the cage and swing for a wild spinning backfist, but Vannata countered with a takedown to temporarily get the fight to the mat. After a brief scramble, Klose returned to his feet and clinched Vannata before working against the cage. Both men continued to jostle for position in the clinch, alternating position and exchanging strikes.


Vannata picked up the pace in Round 2, while Klose was keeping the same strategy of clinching his opponent and neutralizing any flashy striking techniques. After a brief exchange, Klose opened a nasty cut over Vannata’s right eye. Klose caught Vannata with a right hand as Vannata charged in and was beginning to dictate the striking game. As the round went on, Klose continued to attack Vannata’s lead leg as damage was piling up. In between rounds, Klose told his corner that Vannata had no power left, but he was still urged to be cautious.


Klose continued to control the fight in the final frame, dominating in the clinch and inflicting damage against the cage. Vannata began swinging with a sense of desperation but was unable to find a home for his strikes. Vannata did manage a takedown in the closing minute and immediately began working for Klose’s back, but could not capitalize. Klose returned the favor with a takedown of his own and road out the remainder of the round in dominant position.


Curtis Millender def. Max Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Both men came out looking to push the pace, before Griffin was able to land the first takedown of the night and began working from the half guard. Millender was able to avoid hitting the mat for much of Round 2 and began finding more success in the stand up. Millender cracked Griffin with a big knee to the bottom and snapped Griffin’s head back with a straight punch, before landing a takedown and finishing the round raining down some ground-and-pound from the top. In the final frame, Griffin was working against the cage and searching for a takedown of his own. However, Millender was able to defend the attempt and returned to the center of the cage. Millender was again able to land his strikes with consistency as the duration of the round played out.


Dan Hooker def. Gilbert Burns via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:28
Hooker wasted no time proving how dangerous he was on the ground, immediately threatening Burns with submissions when the fight hit the mat. Once Burns returned to his feet, Hooker was able to show off his hands by cracking Burns with a heavy shot that immediately dropped Burns to the mat and forced the referee to come in to save the day as the New Zealand native scored his fourth stoppage victory in a row.


Emily Whitmire def. Jamie Moyle via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Whitmire came out as the busier striker and was using her volume to outstrike her opponent while keeping her at range. Whitmire came out again in Round 2 looking to establish her jab while controlling the center of the cage. Moyle was able to eventually close the distance and attempted a takedown, but Whitmire fought off the attempt and tried for a shot of her own. Moyle also defended the takedown and the two women separated and returned to the center of the cage. Moyle was able to finally get into a dominant position, staying in Whitmire’s chest and pressuring her against the cage while throwing shots to the body. Whitmire opened the final frame by putting Moyle on her back and immediately looked to improve her position against an active guard from her opponent. Whitmire eventually flattened Moyle out and was able to dominate from top control inside of the half guard. Moyle had no answer for Whitmire in the final round as we went to the judge’s scorecards.




UFC 226 Live Stream: How To Watch ‘Miocic vs. Cormier’ Online
UFC 226 Live Stream: How To Watch ‘Miocic vs. Cormier’ Online
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