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Miocic VS Dos Santos: A Rematch 2 Years in the Making.

On may twelfth, at UFC 211.
It’ll be a rematch two years in the making when Stipe Miocic defends his UFC Heavyweight Championship, against the man who defeated him by a close unanimous decision two years prior to this match, Junior Dos Santos.

At the time, Dos Santos was coming off his third fight and second loss to at the time, UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez. Dos Santos was looking to prove a point, even against his next opponent, Stipe Miocic. Originally supposed to take place on May 31, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale. But Dos Santos pulled out, he cited it was because of a hand injury and he was replaced by Fabio Maldonado.

The rescheduled bout  took place on December 13, 2014 at UFC on Fox: Miocic VS Dos Santos.  Miocic lost the back-and-forth fight by unanimous decision. The performance from both opponents won them the performance of the night award and a rematch between the two was heavily demanded.

Since Miocic lost to Dos Santos. Miocic went on to defeat Mark Hunt in a one sided fight, was scheduled to face Ben Rothwell but cited an injury, due to that, they couldn’t find an opponent for Rothwell and when pulled out,they quickly rebooked Miocic to face Andrei Arlovski in a title eliminator where Miocic quickly won by TKO early in the first round, earning him the Performance of the Night award, again.

After Miocic was originally supposed to fight Fabricio Werdum for the UFC Heavyweight Championship on February 6 at UFC Fight Night 82,  Werdum pulled out of the fight with a back injury scrapping the fight.

The fight was rescheduled for UFC 198 on May 14, 2016. Where Miocic quickly knocked out Werdum earning himself the win, the nickname “The Silencer ” for silencing the crowd, the UFC Heavyweight Championship and he was also awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.

Miocic’s first defense was against Alistair Overeem, despite being knocked down in the fight, Miocic quickly came back and defeated Overeem by TKO earning both performers the Fight of the Night honors.

Since Dos Santos defeated Miocic. Dos Santos took a year off the sport, returned having his three-year delayed fight with Alistair Overeem which eventually took place on December 19, 2015 at UFC on Fox 17. Dos Santos would lose in the second round to a TKO which didn’t help Dos Santos in having momentum to have a title bout against anyone.

Dos Santos next fight was excepted to be against Stefan Struve. until Struve pulled out a month before the fight, with a shoulder injury. Despite having six weeks to find a replacement,
They couldn’t and so he was pulled from the event, which again didn’t help Dos Santos or earn him a Heavyweight title match again Miocic.

Dos Santos is expected to face Stipe Miocic on May 13, 2017 at UFC 211 for the UFC Heavyweight title. This match has been demanded for two years and for it being for the most prestigious championship in the UFC,  you can expect absolutely anything to happen, from the strength Miocic holds to the power Dos Santos holds,  many people see Miocic walking out with the win, the Heavyweight title and redemption for losing to Dos Santos two years prior, but it would be a huge surprise if Dos Santos wins the Heavyweight title once again and another win over Miocic.

Don’t miss UFC 211: Miocic VS Dos Santos, on May 13th, 2017 and witness the rematch, two years in the making.

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Daniel Cormier: The Unstoppable Beast.

This past weekend.  Daniel Cormier successfully defended his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship,  against Anthony Johnson in a rematch from 2015. Cormier has been fighting nonstop from unknown to known.

Starting in 2009. Cormier has defeated the very best. Names from Dan Henderson to Anderson Silva to Anthony Johnson. Currently holding a record of twenty-one and one,  he has only lost to Jon Jones. People may say he doesn’t look tough but when an opponent steps in the octagon with Cormier. They are nowhere near ready for the unstoppable beast.  

After losing to Jones. A match between Ryan Bader, but after Jones was stripped of the Light Heavyweight Championship. Cormier was pulled out and replaced Jones against Anthony Johnson, at UFC 187. defeating him by rear neck choke in the third round to win his first Light Heavyweight Championship.

Defending against Alexander Gustafsson, Anderson Silva who filled in for a suspended Jon Jones  and recently a rematch between Anthony Johnson.  Cormier won all three and retired Anthony Johnson to not only retain, but prove that he is the face of the light heavyweights for a reason.

Cormier still has many doubters to prove wrong.  From fans to reporters,  but the fact that he can go in, beat down his opponents and win the Light Heavyweight Championship is just the start of a reaction change from those naysayers to fans of the unstoppable beast, Daniel Cormier.

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Tyron Woodley Retains Welterweight Championship by Majority Decision Over Stephen Thompson.

Tonight at UFC 209: Thompson VS Woodley. The main event was the long awaited rematch between Stephen Thompson and Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley.

As the first round began. Both men did absolutely nothing to each other besides walking around and staring at each other with the crowd booing both men and chanting for them to fight.

Throughout the second round both men had a repeat of the first round by doing nothing and you’d think that both men would want to dominate one another after all the hype they put into this rematch.

Now into the third round,  Woodley took down Thompson to try and get the action going only for it to replay the last two rounds of staring and feint punches and kicks for another wasted round.

Into the fourth round and both men are now getting into the action as Thompson goes for head kicks only to get taken down by Woodley as the round was almost shown to have more action but instead be wasted for the fourth time.

It’s now the fifth and final round,both men are looking for a clean knockout strike but it is more of staring at each other and do nothing, Woodley takes down Thompson where the referee Big John McCarthy almost stopped the fight only for it to continue and end as it’s time for the judges to score each round.

Tyron Woodley retains his Welterweight Championship after a majority decision after the judges final score being 48-47.

Photo Credit: BleacherReport.com

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Rami Hanna.

Can Stephen Thompson Overcome the Odds.

At UFC 205, Stephen Thompson went through hell with current Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley. Both men gave everything they had to try and end the match and win the gold.

After giving up all that they had, the judges would ultimately decide the match was a draw. Both men would be credited with a draw and the title remained with Woodley. The rematch was set.

And as it seemed destined to be, the match will take place at UFC 209. Thompson will look to threaten Woodley for his Championship. The title he has held since July of 2016 after defeating Robbie Lawler at UFC 201.

Those that know Thompson, widely regard him as one of the most accomplished strikers in the UFC. The fighter holds a record of 13-1 in the pros. Thompson also holds a 38-0 record in Amateur Kickboxing. In Kickboxing, he holds a 28-0 record. He’s accomplished this by putting in all his effort, in every fight he’s been in.

I believe Thompson will put an end to Woodley’s title reign and will forever prove why he’s known by many as the “Wonderboy.”

Who do you think will win the big fight?

*Photo Originally Posted By Fansided.com

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Rami Hanna.