UFC 252 just wrapped up at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas. Stipe Miocic was scheduled to face Daniel Cormier for the third time and defends his heavyweight title. And that’s exactly what he did. Miocic won the trilogy by beating Cormier by way of unanimous decision after a contested but fairly controlled fight for the champion. He remains the UFC heavyweight champion and will now look to keep his belt against the numerous contenders of the heavyweight division of maybe a possible fight against Jon Jones.
Cormier announced well before the fight that he would retire no matter what happened tonight. The Louisiana native would have liked to retire on top with yet another championship belt but Micoci decided otherwise.
In the co-main event, a heated rivalry between Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera was settled. Although O’Malley injured his foot and had to be carried away from the octagon after the fight, Vera capitalized on his opponent’s misfortune and landed some heavy blows that forced Herb Dean to stop the fight.
Here are some of the reactions to the fights from fighters and celebrities around the world.