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Stipe Miocic scores first-round TKO of Junior Dos Santos to retain UFC Heavyweight title Twitter/UFC Europe

Well this didn’t last long!

UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic (17-2) retained his title at UFC 211 on Saturday night over Junior Dos Santos (18-5) after a first round TKO in 2:22.

Dos Santos tried to cut down Miocic early with some strong kicks to Miocic’s left shin, but Miocic was eventually able to bring the power and hit Dos Santos with a brutal right hand to sent Dos Santos to the grab. After a few more punches on the ground, referee Herb Dean eventually called the fight for Miocic.

Miocic is now on a five-fight win streak and he has successfully defended his title twice, becoming only the sixth UFC heavyweight to successfully defend the championship in consecutive fights.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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