UFC 252 introduced the warmth on Saturday evening with the legacy-determining completion of the Stipe Miocic-Daniel Cormier trilogy, gained by Miocic through unanimous decision.
Miocic and Cormier went back-and-forth all through the duel, however a Spherical 2 knockdown by Miocic proved a turning level Cormier couldn’t recuperate from. Each fighters have been poked within the eye, although the one Cormier took appeared a extra painful blow.
Cormier reiterated after the combat that this might be his final UFC contest. He defined something aside from a title bout — which he now nearly actually won’t be supplied — didn’t curiosity him.
Sporting Information tracked dwell updates and round-by-round highlights for each combat on the UFC 252 pay-per-view card, together with the Miocic-Cormier Three foremost occasion. Comply with under for full outcomes.
UFC 252 highlights from Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3
1 a.m.: Miocic wins by unanimous decision.
12:56 a.m.: Spherical 5 ends. We await the decision.
12:54 a.m.: Miocic has Cormier pushed in opposition to the fence. He in all probability has the slight scorecard edge with 1:30 left to go.
12:50 a.m.: Cormier clearly had bother seeing in Spherical four however might need had Miocic beat there.
12:46 a.m.: It seems Cormier took a finger deep into his eye on the finish of that final spherical. Went unseen by the official, although.
12:45 a.m.: Uh oh. Cormier’s eye is de facto swollen.
12:43 a.m.: Cormier’s camp needs to be happy with how Spherical Three went contemplating the best way Spherical 2 ended. Appeared to have the ability to recuperate a bit, even when he did not land many blows.
12:38 a.m.: We have been about to say Cormier was ending Spherical 2 very properly, however then Miocic knocked him down and nearly completed him off with 10 seconds remaining. Cormier survives for now, however that was an enormous second.
12:35 a.m.: Cormier is not sitting again, although. He is dealt some punishing blows as effectively.
12:33 a.m.: Miocic lands a combo early in Spherical 2, and for only a second there was a touch of concern in Cormier’s eyes.
12:32 a.m.: Spherical 1 is within the books.
12:29 a.m.: Miocic has his eye poked.
12:26 a.m.: We’re underway.
12:17 a.m.: Cormier enters. Miocic enters. Spherical 1 is true across the nook.
12:15 a.m.: One combat left tonight. The massive one. Miocic vs. Cormier 3.
12:10 a.m.: This is how O’Malley left the occasion.
11:58 p.m.: VERA STUNS O’MALLEY. He knew O’Malley was hurting and went in for the kill. Vera by TKO.
11:57 p.m.: Looks like it is a foot or leg difficulty for O’Malley. He is operating round and hoping to sneak out of the primary spherical.
11:56 p.m.: O’Malley is damage.
11:55 p.m.: O’Malley will get Vera with a few physique kicks.
11:53 p.m.: Our co-main occasion is underway.
11:45 p.m.: Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera are making their entrances.
11:36 p.m.: Rozenstruik clocks Dos Santos with a counter-punch and swarms his opponent with a fight-winning barrage. Rozenstruik by TKO.
11:29 p.m.: Vital punches despatched each methods, however no KO. We’re previous Spherical 1.
11:24 p.m.: Rozenstruik remains to be standing after 20 seconds. That is a mini-win after his earlier combat.
11:17 p.m.: Earlier than the co-main occasions arrive, Junior Dos Santos and Jairzinho Rozenstruik will go at it in a heavyweight matchup the place every fighter has lots to show.
11:06 p.m.: Pineda pulls off the upset! He topples Burns by TKO.
11:03 p.m.: Burns begins Spherical 2 by tackling Pineda and holding him down low.
10:58 p.m.: Now Pineda has Burns grounded and is touchdown extra photographs.
10:56 p.m.: Pineda connects with his proper hand to Burns’ face within the first 20 seconds.
10:46 p.m.: Up subsequent: Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda.
10:39 p.m.: Dvalishvili wins by unanimous decision. He regarded actually good, various his method all through the matchup and taking it to Dodson.
10:30 p.m.: Dodson has performed an excellent job slipping out of would-be takedowns. Nonetheless, he appears to be taking part in from behind.
10:23 p.m.: Dodson is struggling within the early going. His legs are getting pummeled.
10:15 p.m.: John Dodson and Merab Dvalishvili are making their walkouts.
10:08 p.m.: The primary card will start quickly (hopefully).
9:58 p.m.: Vinc Pinchel completes the prelim spherical with a victory by decision over Jim Miller.
9:50 p.m.: The ultimate prelim bout resides as much as expectations.
9:20 p.m.: That was quick.
9:05 p.m.: Chavez wins with ease.
8:54 p.m.: Daniel Chavez sends T.J. Brown to the ground.
8:31 p.m.: Souza wins by unanimous decision.
8:15 p.m.: Ashley Yoder vs. Livia Renata Souza is underway within the strawweight division.
UFC 252 outcomes
- Marlon Vera def. Sean O’Malley by TKO
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Junior Dos Santos by TKO
- Daniel Pineda def. Herbert Burns by TKO
- Merab Dvalishvili def. John Dodson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Vinc Pinchel def. Jim Miller by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Virna Jandiroba def. Felice Herrig by submission
- Danny Chavez def. T.J. Brown by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Livia Renata Souza def. Ashley Yoder by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
What time does UFC 252 begin?
- Date: Saturday, Aug. 15
- Early prelims: 7 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Primary card: 10 p.m. ET
- Stay stream: ESPN+
UFC 252 combat card
Primary card pay-per-view
- Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier, for Miocic’s heavyweight title
- Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera; bantamweights
- Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik; heavyweights
- John Dodson vs. Merab Dvalishvili; bantamweights
- Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda; featherweights
- Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel; lightweights
- Ashley Yoder vs. Livia Renata Souza; girls’s strawweights
- Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba; girls’s strawweights
- T.J. Brown vs. Daniel Chavez; featherweights
- Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter; heavyweights
- Kai Kamaka vs. Tony Kelley; featherweights