Stipe Miocic stunned 45,000 Brazilian fans in Curitiba as he knocked out Fabricio Werdum in the first round to claim the heavyweight title at UFC 198.
On Saturday night, a fighter from Independence, Ohio, became, for a few minute at least, the happiest person in Brazil
Stipe Miocic of the United States has beaten Brazil's Fabricio Werdum in front of his shocked home crowd and is the new UFC heavyweight champion.
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American firefighter Stipe Miocic is the new UFC heavyweight champion after beating Fabricio Werdum before the Brazilian's shocked home crowd.
Stipe Miocic broke the Cleveland curse with his championship win on Saturday night, but he wants another hometown team to follow his lead.
Stipe Miocic celebrated his win in Brazil but his heart was back in Cleveland where he helped end a half-century drought for championships in the city.