UFC 226 Results
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Ultimately, UFC 226 was a big show that generated a lot of buzz, thanks to the genius of Dana White. The main event was a historic occasion, but it was the post-fight actions of WWE’s Brock Lesnar that would steal the show!
UFC 226 Undercard Results
Paulo Costa def. Uriah Hall via second-round TKO (2:38)
Raphael Assuncao def. Rob Font via unanimous decision (30-27)
Drakkar Klose def. Lando Vannata via unanimous decision (30-27)
Curtis Millender def. Max Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28)
Dan Hooker def. Gilbert Burns via first-round TKO (2:28)
Emily Whitmire def. Jamie Moyle via unanimous decision (29-28)
UFC 226 Main Card Results
Khalil Rountree Jr. def. Gokhan Saki via first-round KO (1:36)
If you left the room to get a refill, you may have missed this fight. A counter-left hand by Rountree rocked Saki to the mat, and Rountree followed it up with a barrage of hammer fist strikes, before referee Jason Herzog stopped the fight.
Anthony Pettis def. Michael Chiesa via sub (triangle armbar) (2nd, 0:52)
The first round started out with strikes and takedowns, neither fighter wasting time to make a move. Pettis landed a left hand at the buzzer which dropped Chiesa to the mat. The edge in round one went to Pettis.
Pettis hurt Chiesa with a straight right in round two, then finished him off with a triangle armbar.
Mike Perry def. Paul Felder via split decision (29-28, 28-29 29-28)
Both men quickly received cuts above the head, in a close, back-and-forth fight in round one. The edge went to Perry.
Perry landed a big left hook, which opened a big cut on Felder’s face, and would win round two as well.
Both fighters let loose in round three, with Perry hoping to end the fight before a decision was necessary. Felder fought back though, hitting a big right hand to Perry’s chin. The edge in round three went to Perry but overall, this was a great fight.
Derrick Lewis def. Francis Ngannou via unanimous decision
Ngannou started out slow in round one, but he was able to fend off any serious offense from Lewis. The first round went to Lewis though.
Round two lacked much action, with referee Herb Dean warning both fighting to engage. Lewis edged Ngannou out in a largely uneventful round two.
In round three, both fighters seemed to lack the urgency of needing a submission or knockout. Ngannou missed numerous strikes from a distance but eventually connected on a left hand. Another largely uneventful round and that crowd was completely bored. This round was a draw.
Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic via first-round KO (4:33)
Cormier and Miocic started off with a bang, where both fighters connected with big shots. Cormier accidentally poked Miocic in the eye, and a short time later knocked him out with an elbow to the jaw in round one.
In his post-fight interview, Cormier called out WWE’s Brock Lesnar, who was in attendance. Lesnar entered the octagon and accepted Cormier’s challenge, cutting a better promo than anything we’ve seen from his work in WWE. Just like that, the super fight between Daniel Cormier and Brock Lesnar for the UFC Heavyweight Championship was born.