Early on Sunday morning, the UFC will host it’s eight pay-per-view card of 2019 in Anaheim, California.
Topping the bill at the Honda Center is the eagerly-anticipated heavyweight title rematch between defending champion Daniel Cormier and the division’s former ruler Stipe Miocic.
Also on the card is the long-overdue return of fan-favourite Nate Diaz, who will lock horns with ex-lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
Yoel Romero will also be in action in the Golden State, taking on Paulo Costa in a middleweight barnburner.
Scroll down to see all the results from this morning’s fights.
UFC 241 Results
Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic
Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz
Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa
Gabriel Benitez vs Sodiq Yusuff
Derek Brunson vs Iain Heinisich
Khama Worthy vs Devonte Smith – Worthy def. Smith via KO (Punch) – Round 1 (4:15)
Debut boy Worthy knocks out his good friend and bookies favourite Smith with a vicious counter left hook. What a way to announce yourself in the UFC.
Raphael Assuncao vs Cory Sandhagen – Sandhagen def. Assuncao via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Sandhagen picked up the biggest victory of his career against the Brazilian, dominating him with crisp striking from the outside and an elusiveness we’d not seen from him before.
A big name-opponent will almost certainly be next for the former LFA star
Manny Bermudez vs Casey Kenney – Kenny def. Bermudez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kenny started the contest well, though he had to be the nail for the third and final round.
Bermudez’s good work wasn’t enough for the judges to give him the W, though, which condemned him to the first loss of his professional career.
Drakkar Klose vs Christos Giagos – Klose def. Giagos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Klose and Giagos put on a classic at the Honda Center, with both men having their moments early doors.
The durable Klose weathered the storm and went to work late in the second – in which he opened up a massive cut on Giagos – and the third stanza, with his late output enough for him to pick up his fifth Octagon win.
Hannah Cifers vs Jodie Esquibel – Cifers def. Esquibel vis unanimous decision (30,28, 30-27, 30-27)
Cifers overwhelms Esquibel with her immense volume and footwork and condemns the former Invicta FC star to her fourth consecutive loss.
Kyung Ho Kang vs Brandon Davis – Kang def. Davis via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kang battles through adversity – which came via some brutal calf kicks early doors – to edge Davis and pick up his second win on the bounce.
Sabina Mazo vs Shana Dobson – Mazo def. Dobson via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-25)
Mazo dominates a dogged Dobson with her relentless forward pressure and crisp striking, which her foe had very little answer for.
UFC 241 fight card
Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic – heavyweight title fight
Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz – welterweight bout
Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa – middleweight bout
Gabriel Benitez vs Sodiq Yusuff – men’s featherweight bout
Derek Brunson vs Iain Heinisich – middleweight bout
Clay Collard vs Devonte Smith – lightweight bout
Raphael Assuncao vs Corey Sandhagen – men’s bantamweight bout
Manny Bermudez vs Casey Kenney – men’s bantamweight bout
Drakkar Klose vs Christos Giagos – lightweight bout
Hannah Cifers vs Jodie Esquivel – women’s strawweight bout
Kyung Ho Kang vs Brandon Davis – men’s bantamweight bout
Sabina Mazo vs Shana Dobson – women’s flyweight bout