Round 1: No touch of gloves in this one. Cummins lands an outside leg kick. Cormier inches forward. Cummins lands a right hand. Cummins looks for a takedown. Cormier stuffs it and lands shots on the inside. Cormier lands an uppercut that hurts Cummins. Cummins fires back. Cormier lands a right hand that wobbles him. Cummins is on shaky legs. Cormier unloads another right hand that drops him. He finishes with a series of strikes on the ground.
The official time of the technical knockout was 1:19 of the opening round.
“I feel good because it’s my first finish in UFC. Training camp was long and hard and I prepared for a long fight but I have no complaints. I’m going to stay in this cycle and be this healthy in every camp. I feel great with this nutrition and the way my body has reacted to it. I’m firing on all cylinders. I’ve been talking about this move down for a long time and when you do it the right way you don’t feel any effects. I don’t want to make this harder than it needs to be. I’ve got great coaches and I know I haven’t peaked yet. I’m going to keep getting better and I’m taking on all comers.”