Heavyweights Philip De Fries and Stipe Miocic entered the UFC Octagon at UFC on Fuel TV 1: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger undefeated, Miocic left with his unbeaten record intact.

 It was the second fight in the UFC for both fighters, each coming off decision wins in their debuts.  On paper it looked like the classic stylistic match up of striker against grappler.  Seven of De Fries eight wins had been by submission while Miocic had finished five of his previous seven bouts by knockout. 

De Fries didn’t look like a grappler in the early going, landing two hard right hands that had Miocic seemingly hurt.  Miocic returned fire, landing a right hand of his own.  De Fries retreated but Miocic went in pursuit, landing another right hand.  De Fries wilted to the canvas and Miocic followed with strikes forcing the referee to stop the fight. 

“I’ve got to keep my hands up,” said Miocic about getting hit by De Fries. 

“I hit him.  I saw him wobble a little bit.  I said, okay, and went for it and kept going, “ he said about the knockout win.

It was Miocic’s first finish in the UFC. 

When asked who he wants to fight next, Miocic responded, “I don’t know.  I’m ready to go back and get better and wait for the call.”

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Cro Cop Reportedly Never Failed UFC Drug Test, but Remains Suspended

  • 27 days ago
  • 43 views

Mirko Cro Cop became the first UFC fighter sanctioned under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy despite never testing positive. He will, however, remain suspended. read news >>

Rosa still prospect with plenty of upside despite 1-2 UFC record

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

On paper, Charles Rosa is 1-2 in the UFC, which is nothing to write home about, but the truth of the matter is that he remains one of the top emerging talents in the featherweight ranks, despite what read news >>

Dana White: Rousey Will Return in 2016, Remains Highest-Paid UFC Athlete

  • 23 days ago
  • 42 views

UFC President Dana White appeared on Sports Illustrated’s SI Now program and stated right off the top that Ronda Rousey will “100 percent” fight in 2016. Early speculation was that the former champio read news >>

In the End, Nick Diaz’s Suspension Remains Unjust

  • 23 days ago
  • 29 views

The Nevada Athletic Commission fumbles more than a seventh-string running back. read news >>

Cain Velasquez out, Stipe Miocic meets Fabricio Werdum for heavyweight title

  • 13 days ago
  • 1057 views

Injury has dealt Cain Velasquez another blow, as he’s been forced to pull out of UFC 196.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Cain Velasquez Injured, Stipe Miocic Steps in to Face Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196

  • 13 days ago
  • 101 views

UFC officials announced on Sunday that the former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been forced to withdraw from the UFC 196 title fight against titleholder Fabricio Werdum. read news >>

No, Ryan Bader will not go all Stipe Miocic with win at UFC on FOX 18

  • 12 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader was certainly watching when heavyweight colleague Stipe Miocic went caveman and started yelling at UFC President Dana White after a knockout victory.Filed under: Feat read news >>

Miocic manager on Werdum withdrawal: Strip him if he can fight

  • 12 days ago
  • 211 views

Stipe Miocic manager Greg Kalikas thinks the UFC should take the belt away from UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum if he’s really able to fight at UFC 196.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

VIDEO: Forlorn Josh Barnett Says He’ll Fight Stipe Miocic at UFC 196

  • 12 days ago
  • 21 views

You want a heavyweight championship at UFC 196 after both champion and challenger have been forced to withdraw due to injury? Josh Barnett is your man. read news >>

Ex-champ Jon Jones would fight Stipe Miocic at UFC 196 – if heavyweight belt is on line

  • 12 days ago
  • 894 views

Here’s an intriguing – though likely farfetched – possibility for next week’s UFC 196 headliner.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>