On Saturday, Aug. 17, the UFC hosted UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

In the night’s main event, heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier put his belt on the line in rematch against the man he defeated to capture the title, Stipe Miocic. The pair met previously at UFC 226, with Cormier becoming a two-division champion with a first-round knockout of the Cleveland fighter. Cormier had since relinquished his light heavyweight championship and successfully the defended the heavyweight title, while Miocic had not competed since losing the belt.

The co-main event pitted former lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis against Nate Diaz in a welterweight bout.

The 12-fight event kicked off with three bouts streaming live on ESPN+ at 6:15 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary-card fights followed on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card streaming live on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.

Stipe Miocic def. Daniel Cormier by TKO (punches). Round 4, 4:09 – for heavyweight title
Nate Diaz def. Anthony Pettis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Paulo Costa def. Yoel Romero by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Sodiq Yusuff def. Gabriel Benitez by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:14
Derek Brunson def. Ian Heinisch by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Khama Worthy def. Devonte Smith by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:15
Cory Sandhagen def. Raphael Assunção by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Drakkar Klose def. Christos Giagos by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Casey Kenney def. Manny Bermudez by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Hannah Cifers def. Jodie Esquibel by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Kyung Ho Kang def. Brandon Davis by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Sabina Mazo def. Shana Dobson by unanimous decision (30-24, 30-25, 30-25)

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