UFC 211 results: Stipe Miocic knocks out Junior dos Santos in first round

The first meeting between Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos went the full 25 minutes.

The second time around was a considerably shorter affair.

Miocic, who was left limping by a brutal early kick to the shin, landed a huge right hand in the opening round of their UFC heavyweight title main event on Saturday night at UFC 211.

A series of left hands to the grounded dos Santos ended things via KO at the 2:22 mark of the opening round at Dallas’ American Airlines Center.

With the victory, Miocic not only retained his championship, but he also avenged a unanimous decision loss in Dec. 2014. The Cleveland native became just the fourth fighter to successfully defend the 265-belt twice in the belt’s two-decade history, joining Tim Sylvia, Randy Couture, Brock Lesnar, and Cain Velasquez.

A limping Miocic, who has won five straight fights, all via KO, since the loss to dos Santos, admitted the kicks stung.

“It was terrible,” he said. “It hurt.”

But by avenging one of his two career losses, Miocic feels he’s silenced any remaining doubters.

“I’m the best,” he said. “I’m the best in the world.”

Dos Santos (18-5) has now dropped two out of his past three fights and is 4-4 in his past eight.

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UFC 211 in Tweets: Pros react to Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos, Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade

Two titles were on the line at UFC 211, and in the end, two titles were easily defended.

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic avenged his last loss with a first-round destruction of Junior dos Santos in the night’s headlining bout, tying Miocic for the most consecutive title defenses in heavyweight history, and strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk put on an absolute masterclass over Jessica Andrade, dissecting the challenger to defend her 115-pound strap for a fifth time. Check out reaction to those performances, plus the best of the rest from a wild night in Dallas below.


STIPE MIOCIC DEF. JUNIOR DOS SANTOS


JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK DEF. JESSICA ANDRADE


DEMIAN MAIA DEF. JORGE MASVIDAL


FRANKIE EDGAR DEF. YAIR RODRIGUEZ


DAVID BRANCH DEF. KRZYSZTOF JOTKO


EDDIE ALVAREZ VS. DUSTIN POIRIER RULED A NO CONTEST

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UFC 211 results: Stipe Miocic remains heavyweight champion with quick TKO of Junior dos Santos

In the main event of UFC 211, Stipe Miocic got his revenge on Junior dos Santos in short order and successfully defended his heavyweight title. The main event of UFC 211 in front of a raucous crowd at the American Airlines Center in Dallas saw reigning UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic take on the last man to defeat him, former champion Junior dos Santos. Saturday’s rematch was decidedly less dramatic, as Miocic didn’t even need three minutes to avenge his loss and become the fifth UFC heavyweight champion to win consecutive title defenses.
It was a feeling out process in the early stages of round 1. Both men exchanged leg kicks and then just missed on winging hooks. Stipe was the aggressor and tagged Junior a few times, but Junior’s leg kicks had an effect on Miocic’s movement and his stance. A hard right hand caught Junior against the fence. Miocic was timing dos Santos with the Brazilian’s back against the cage. Sensing his vulnerability, he measured up the former champion and decked him with a right hand, then got the TKO finish with a series of left hands on the ground. Another early finish by Miocic and the quickest loss of dos Santos’ UFC career.
Official result: Stipe Miocic def. Junior dos Santos by TKO (punches) at 2:22 of round 1 to remain the UFC heavyweight champion
Stay tuned for more UFC 211 post-fight coverage on Bloody Elbow, including the press conference, highlights, bonuses, interviews, and more.
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UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2 results and post-fight analysis

Tim B. takes a look at the UFC 211 event, which had a blazing undercard but an uneven main card. I really wasn’t sure who was going to win the UFC 211 main event heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos. JDS looked completely renewed in the Ben Rothwell fight, and Miocic has been dropped by guys before. JDS won the first fight too. But it turns out that it was pretty one-sided.
After Dos Santos cracked Miocic with a leg kick that seemed to damage his shin, Miocic kept going. He was landing the right, and JDS fell back into bad habits – he let himself get backed into the fence. That’s what always cost him before, and it did here too. Miocic cracked him with a huge shot, sent him slumping to the mat, and finished him off in less than half a round of work.
Miocic is quietly creeping into the territory of best heavyweight in UFC history, even if it seems kind of crazy. He has a few title defenses in a division that rarely sees that sort of dominance. He knocks guys out. He seems like a pretty cool guy. And he could potentially be a bigger draw if they can find a marketable challenge for him.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk put on another clinic. Jessica Andrade clubbed Joanna early and slammed her a few times, but from then on it was all champ. She chewed up her lead leg with kicks, peppered her with jabs and right hooks, and even landed a bunch of cool head kicks. A few of them were even thrown as she was moving backwards, which boggles my mind. Andrade was right there for all five rounds, showing a pretty incredible chin. She’s only 25. She’ll be back.

Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal put on one of those fights that are nightmares for judges. The first was pretty simple – Maia rode Masvidal like a human backpack for most of the five minutes. The second and third were tough though – Masvidal would beat up Maia for the first half of the round, then get taken down and worked over on the ground for the second half. I gave Masvidal the second because he scored a lot, and gave Maia the third because Masvidal wasn’t as effective on the feet and Maia gained more dominant positions. But it was close.

Frankie Edgar’s nickname really is fitting. You have a hyped prospect that has dominated everyone put in front of him so far. Who can figure him out? Well, The Answer can. Edgar absolutely dominated Yair Rodriguez for 10 full minutes, beating him to a pulp on the ground and swelling up his face so bad that the doctors were forced to call off the fight. He continues to be the best guy at 145 not named Jose Aldo.
It was a minor thing, but I didn’t enjoy Rogan and Cormier making fun of the fighters from the press conference who aren’t native English speakers doing some trash talk. It’s just a bad look in my opinion.

David Branch was propped up as a big signing by the announcers, even though they couldn’t mention WSOF for whatever reason. Well, he’s still boring. He’s got that going for him. He was able to drag Krzysztof Jotko into his game long enough to take a split decision and impress approximately no one. Yee haw.
I did enjoy Jotko gaming the ref into getting almost immediate clinch breaks though. Why are referees so gullible?
The prelims were straight fire.
I’ll talk about heart again in a second, but it needs to be said here – Eddie Alvarez has the heart of a warrior. The guy gets hurt in fights all the time, and he just doesn’t seem to care. Dustin Poirier had him on dream street – 95% of fighters would have been done right there. But he didn’t just recover, he came back firing huge shots and actually hurt Poirier. The second round was high drama, until…
Alvarez landed two blatantly illegal knees on a downed Poirier. These were clearly intentional, illegal shots. That’s not me saying that Alvarez is a dirty fighter. But throwing a knee there isn’t an accident, it’s not something like an eye poke. It’s a premeditated strike, and should be judged as such. Again, this is not an indictment of Alvarez as a fighter. This is calling it the way it should be called, and Eddie Alvarez 100% should have been disqualified. A No Contest is not the right call by Herb Dean.
Also, I really hate it when Joe Rogan tries to get fighters to defend themselves right after they just had their brains rattled. It was very uncomfortable when he did it to Chris Weidman after the Mousasi fight, and it was very uncomfortable here too. Rogan has already said he won’t interview guys that got knocked out, right? Well, these guys are taking hellacious shots, and Poirier admitted he might have been flash KO’d by the last knee. Alvarez just got his ass kicked. Why are you making them watch the replay and attempting to get them to explain themselves? Even if it’s not Rogan’s call and he’s being told to do this, maybe he can approach the situation a whole lot differently than he does. I think Rogan does a great job overall, but this stuff really gives me pause.

Jason Knight is for real. His ground game looked incredible – anyone that will attempt two gogoplatas in a fight is going to get props from me. But he’s a killer on the feet too. That uppercut he dropped Chas Skelly with was a thing of beauty. Absolutely terrible reffing though – that fight should have been stopped at least five punches before Jacob Montalvo jumped in. Then he let an obviously goobered Skelly stand up, just to stagger around and fall down again. That kind of stuff makes me angry.
Hick Diaz was a lot more classy in his post-fight interview than I figured he would be, saying that he was sure Skelly broke his arm in the first round but kept fighting. He gave him major props for it, and if it’s true, Skelly deserves them.

Chase Sherman has a chin of iron. Rashad Coulter has balls of steel. These two put on a really, really crazy fight. Sherman kicked Coulter’s leg into oblivion in the first, to the point that Coulter could barely stand. But in the second, Coulter just willed himself to keep throwing right hooks, and it seemed like they all landed. Huge, huge shots. Sherman walked right through all of them though, was patient, and kept kicking the leg. Coulter was barely upright and completely gassed out, but he STILL kept firing. It was captivating. Finally Sherman put him away with a brutal standing elbow, and left fans to process what the hell they just saw. It wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t overly technical. But it was awesome. All I know is that I’d like to see more of it.

James Vick just keeps picking up wins. He dropped Marco Polo Reyes with a hard shot and finished him in under three minutes. Give this man a ranked fighter please.

Cortney Casey just outclassed Jessica Aguilar on the feet. She really presses forward with combos relentlessly, and Aguilar just had no answer. She tried to fire back, but she wasn’t fast enough to keep up. She also played a really strange game on the ground, standing out of guard with Casey on her back and trying to kick the legs, but leaning over so much that she just ate a plethora of upkicks. That’s the most upkicks I’ve ever seen landed in a fight. It was crazy.

Enrique Barzola’s takedown game was the difference in his fight with Gabriel Benitez. Benitez landed some hard shots on the feet, but just couldn’t stay upright for long enough. He did drop Barzola at the final horn, which added a layer of intrigue to the scorecards, but in the end it wasn’t enough and Benitez dropped the decision.
In the opening bout of the card, Gadzhimurad Antigulov wasted little time choking out Joachim Christensen, improving his UFC record to 2-0 with both wins coming by first-round submission.

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UFC 211 Talking Points: Stipe and Joanna Champion

 
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DALLAS Stipe Miocic and Joanna Jedrzejczyk took different paths to their title defenses at UFC 211. The heavyweight king landed one big blow to take out Junior Dos Santos, while the Polish tactician picked apart Jessica Andrade one strike at a time on her way to victory. Miocic tied the record for title defenses by a heavyweight champion with two, joining legends Randy Couture, Andrei Arlovski, Tim Sylvia, Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez. Jedrzejczyk defended her title for the fifth time, bringing her one defense away from tying the icon Ronda Rousey for most title defense … Read the Full Article Here
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Dana White addresses McGregor-Mayweather from Dallas

DALLASThe long-discussed, crossover boxing fight between UFC two division champion Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather appears ready to progress to the next stage in the coming days. UFC president Dana White told reporters at the UFC 211 press conference Saturday that he’s been discussing the details of a deal with McGregor. “We’re right there. I’m expecting an executed agreement (Sunday),” White said. “Then I’ll start working with team Mayweather next week. We’re just getting this deal done with Conor. What do you think the Maywe … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC 211 post-fight press conference video

The UFC 211 post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is over in the Octagon, and we have the live video below at MMAFighting.com.

UFC officials will announce the winners of the Fight of the Night and the Performance of the Night bonuses, and winning fighters will meet the media after their fights.

The UFC 211 post-fight press conference takes place about 30 minutes after the main event ends, meaning it will start around 1:30 a.m. ET.

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UFC 211 results: Joanna Jedrzejczyk cruises to win over Jessica Andrade

Jessica Andrade was not intimidated by Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s near-invincible aura.

Andrade went straight after the undefeated UFC strawweight champion from the outset of their UFC 211 title fight on Saturday night.

And it still wasn’t anywhere near enough. The game Brazilian kept the champion honest with her toughness and agression, but it didn’t keep the 115-pound champion from retaining her title at Dallas’ American Airlines Center.

Jedrzejczyk earned a unanimous decision in the evening’s co-feature bout on scores of 50-45, 50-44, and 50-45.

“No one is taking this belt from me,” the champion said. “No one. Nobody.”

With the victory, Jerdrezczyk (14-0), the second-longest reigning current UFC champion, successfully defended her belt for the fifth time. That puts the Olsztyn, Poland native one short of Ronda Rousey’s UFC women’s record of six.

Andrade announced her presence early by popping Jedrzejczyk hard with a left and a right. The former bantamweight also landed several takedowns, simply bulling her to the mat with brute force.

But Jedrzejcyzk, who has gotten off to slow starts more than once as champion, found her bearings after the close opening round and then settled into her usual groove. Jedrzejczyk used one of the game’s greatest jabs to set up the rest of her offense, using them to batter Andrade high and low with kicks.

When Andrade closed the distance, that turned out to be bad news, as well, as the champion landed some of the hardest shots of the fight in the pocket.

By the third round, the leg kicks took their toll, as Andrade noticeably slowed, leaving her an even more open target for the champion. While Andrade always seemed capable of landing a home run punch, and a knot on the champ’s forehead was a testament to the fact she was in a battle, the closing rounds seemed academic.

“Jessica is such a tough opponent,” Jedrzejczyk said. “She drops from 135 … she’s doing very well in 115, she’s tough.”

Andrade dropped to 16-6 after her first loss in four fights since dropping to strawweight.

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UFC 211 live blog: Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos 2

This is the UFC 211 live blog for Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos 2, a heavyweight bout at Saturday night’s UFC event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Miicic, who has four of his past five fights, will square off against dos Santos, who has won three of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 211 live blog below.

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They said what?! Pros react to Demian Maia’s split decision win over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 211

Demian Maia managed to edge out Jorge Masvidal with his grappling prowess at UFC 211. On Twitter, pro fighters praised his performance. Demian Maia outgrappled Jorge Masvidal and managed to win his UFC 211 bout via split decision, earning a welterweight title shot in the process. On Twitter, pro fighters praised his grappling skills.

Time for the easy money tour to earn a title shot. Let’s gooo bro @GamebredFighter #ufc211— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) May 14, 2017

#ScarFace #RapVideosAndGangsterMovies I got masvidal winning this one if he’s not flat footed— Kevin Lee (@MoTownPhenom) May 14, 2017

Masvidal doesn’t really have a big win besides Cerrone, I got Maia.— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) May 14, 2017

Demian submit that guy #ufc211— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) May 14, 2017

Man, this one is a tough one to choose! Maia is a thug on the ground. But, Masvidal is a straight killer on the feet. #ufc211— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) May 14, 2017

Sooooo fucking excited to watch @demianmaia and @GamebredFighter get down! This make so way to happy thank you @ufc— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) May 14, 2017

I love Maia because everyone knows what he is gonna do, then he just does it anyway!— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) May 14, 2017

Refs can stop guys on the cage, stop guys on top. Why couldn’t hat be reset?— Chris Wade (@CWadeMMA) May 14, 2017

Sick defense by gamebred— Jon SuperSaiyan Tuck (@JonCruzTuck) May 14, 2017

One of the best chess matches I’ve seen in years @demianmaia @GamebredFighter @ufc— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) May 14, 2017

Maia’s back control is so lit #UFC211— Katlyn Chookagian (@blondefighter) May 14, 2017

How to train for Damian Maia #ufc211 pic.twitter.com/14SL20kVW1— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) May 14, 2017

Tired legs… can’t hold that position on the back, from standing, that long. #UFC211— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) May 14, 2017

This guys desperation to grapple is in paralleled by anyone ever— Chris Wade (@CWadeMMA) May 14, 2017

IT’S ALL FOR YOU DAMIEN! #UFC211— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) May 14, 2017

Maia blowing it!!! Should have came out in the third round after the TD like a bulldog.— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) May 14, 2017

Tough to score but leaning towards Masvidal for effectiveness. #UFC211— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) May 14, 2017

Hard to watch that— Robert Whiteford (@Flyinjudoka) May 14, 2017

How brilliant is @demianmaia he’s the ONLY fighter in the UFC that his opponents know his EXACT game plan and has won 7 in a row. #UFC211— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) May 14, 2017

Damage vs control?— Douglas Lima (@PhenomLima) May 14, 2017

All 3 round for @demianmaiaTodos os rounds pro @demianmaia #UFC211— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) May 14, 2017

@demianmaia guaranteed next title shot. Only took 7 in a row about damn time #UFC211— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) May 14, 2017

If there’s any kind of justice in the MMA world then the next time Maia fights its for the title.— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) May 14, 2017

Maia is so humble and sweet. Got to love this guy!!! #ufc211— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) May 14, 2017

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