UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, a rival and possible future opponent of McGregor, also attended the World Cup Final.
Junior dos Santos, Chad Mendes and Cat Zingano all won for the first time in more than two years on Saturday night’s card in Boise, Idaho.
UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson is on the mend after tearing his LCL just six days before he was expected to face Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in April.
Las Vegas Review-Journal reporters Adam Hill and Heidi Fang are in studio to recap UFC 226 Co-main and main events.
Bevon Lewis and Jordan Espinosa earned UFC contracts following their standout performances at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.
Middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum will get his first title shot after coaching against champion Robert Whittaker on Season 28 of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ a show in which he hopes to help breathe new life in what could be its final season.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will have to enter the random testing pool and serve the remaining six months on his suspension before any fight can be booked, but heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier may want even more.
Cormier knocked out Miocic at 4:33 of the opening round to become join Conor McGregor as the only two fighters to simultaneously hold UFC belts in two weight classes.
Two of the most powerful and aggressive heavyweights in the world stepped in the cage together for what figured to be a very short fight on the UFC 226 main card at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night.