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Stipe Miocic may be the current UFC heavyweight champion, but he had humble beginings.

Watch this newly-released footage of Miocic in his last regional show before signing with the UFC.

The fight took place in June, 2011 when he faced Bobby Brents at NAAFS - Fight Night in the Flats 7, which aired on

Miocic was able to secure a second round submission that would catapult him into the UFC. He would go on to fight a total of 11 fights for the UFC before defeating Fabricio Werdum to become the new champion at UFC 198.

Miocic is set to defend his title for the first time on Saturday, when he returns home to Cleveland, Ohio to face Alistair Overeem at UFC 203.


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