The entire city of Cleveland was on the edge of their seats, waiting to see if their golden boy, Stipe Miocic, could hang on to his UFC heavyweight title.
And he did.
Miocic faced Alistair Overeem in a one round war that saw a failed guillotine attempt by the challenger (who claims he felt a tap), but it was the flurry of punches that finally did him in with just over 30 seconds left in round one.
Miocic successfully defended his heavyweight title.
Full results below:
PPV MAIN CARD
Stipe Miocic def. Alistair Overeem via knockout (punches) - Round 1, 4:27
Fabricio Werdum def. Travis Browne via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)
Mickey Gall def. CM Punk via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 2:14
Jimmie Rivera def. Urijah Faber via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jessica Andrade def. Joanne Calderwood via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 1, 4:38
Bethe Correia def. Jessica Eye via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Brad Tavares def. Caio Magalhaes via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Nik Lentz def. Michael McBride via TKO (punches) - Round 2, 4:17
Drew Dober def. Jason Gonzalez via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 1:45
FIGHT PASS PRELIM
Yancy Medeiros def. Sean Spencer via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 2, 0:39