(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live stats and full results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. The first UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2 bout from Anaheim, Calif., is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT.)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Anaheim, Calif., for a monumental heavyweight rematch that headlines UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2.
Daniel Cormier took the UFC heavyweight championship from Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 in July of 2018. He immediately began angling for a monster payday fight with former UFC champion and current WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar.
While that situation was slow to materialize, Cormier defended the belt against Derrick Lewis in Madison Square Garden in November. In the meantime, the Lesnar bout fell completely off the radar, as UFC president Dana White announced that Lesnar decided to retire from his UFC career.
With Lesnar out of the picture, Cormier stuck to his promise to give Miocic a rematch. Miocic hasn’t fought since losing the belt to Cormier.
There is little drop-off in fan interest on the UFC 241 main card. Nate Diaz is returning to the Octagon for the first time since losing to Conor McGregor in 2016, as he squares off in a welterweight bout with former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who is making a run at the 170-pound belt. The card also features a pivotal light heavyweight bout between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa, who are trying to earn a shot at the winner of the middleweight unification bout between champion Robert Whittaker and interim titleholder Israel Adesanya.
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UFC 241: Cormier vs. Mioic 2 results from Anaheim, Calif.
UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2 results from Anaheim, Calif.
Main Card (10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV)
- Stipe Miocic def. Daniel Cormier by TKO (punches) at 4:09, R4
- Nate Diaz def. Anthony Pettis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Paulo Costa def. Yoel Romero by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Sodiq Yusuff def. Gabriel Benítez by TKO (punches) at 4:14, R1
- Derek Brunson def. Ian Heinisch by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Prelims (8 p.m. ET on ESPN)
- Khama Worthy def. Devonte Smith by TKO (punches) at 4:15, R1
- Cory Sandhagen def. Raphael Assunção by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Drakkar Close def. Christos Giagos by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Casey Kenney def. Manny Bermudez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Early Prelims (6:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass)
- Hannah Cifers def. Jodie Esquibel by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Kyung Ho Kang def. Brandon Davis by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Sabina Mazo def. Shana Dobson by unanimous decision (30-24, 30-25, 30-25)