Stipe Miocic Reveals Bruised and Bloodied Face After Cormier Fight

Daniela Rogulj

August 21, 2019 – After overcoming Daniel Cormier in a fierce battle over the weekend, Stipe Miocic became the greatest heavyweight in the history of the UFC. 

One day after he celebrated his 37th birthday in the best possible way, in the small Cleveland family circle of UFC champions, Croatian-American MMA fighter Stipe Miocic addressed his fans on Instagram.

I’ve achieved my goals through hard work. My entire life I’ve been put to the test. It’s easy to shout out the success, but this is what it really looks like… I am a 5X WORLD CHAMPION, firefighter, husband, father, and everything else I’ve worked so hard for my entire life bc I always keep my fighting spirit. I will never be outworked. Never stop moving forward. I still have a lot more to accomplish. #SM #ChampionBlood #OneMoreForTheLand”

On August 19, two days after his fight against Daniel Cormier, Miocic welcomed a new age – 37.

“Back in The Land! Thank you to my family, friends and fans for both the victory and birthday wishes. I wouldn’t be here without your support. I am truly blessed and grateful. LET’S GO!!! #SM #AndNew#Again #5X”

Recall, the then 36-year-old defeated 40-year-old American Daniel Cormier by a knockout in the fourth round of the UFC 241 fight held in Anaheim, California. Stipe thus won sweet revenge on Cormier and brought back the UFC Heavyweight Champion title to Ohio after he lost it to Cormier in Las Vegas 13 months ago.

The fight between Miocic and Cormier lasted more than 19 minutes, in which the title defender had more significant blows (123-98).

Although Stipe received almost twice as many blows by the fourth round, and most of them in the head, he did not kneel and refused to give up against the world champion.

In the fourth of grueling combat, Miocic changed his tactics and began to use more blows to the body of his rival. At the beginning of the fifth minute of the fourth round, Miocic hit Cormier with a hook, which was followed by another body shot that visibly weakened the American fighter. Miocic then punched at the liver, pushed Cormier to the fence, and stunned him with a hit to the head and several punches at the left and right for a brutal knockout to end the fight. 

Miocic thus won $750,000 for the win and another $50,000 for the performance. Cormier, on the other hand, received $500,000 to fight Miocic.

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