The co-main event of UFC 170 is a Light Heavyweight clash between former wrestling training partners. Daniel Cormier makes his Light Heavyweight debut as he takes on UFC newcomer, Patrick Cummins, who stepped in for an injured Rashad Evans on nine days notice.
Cummins and Cormier have a history as they were training partners back in their wrestling days. Cummins is an established wrestler in his own right as he was a two-time All-American at Penn State University and was the national champion runner-up. Cummins is 4-0 in MMA with 4 finishes, but has never faced anyone near the caliber of Cormier. Cummins has continually stated that he used to dominate Cormier in training, and even made him cry.
Cormier did not take kindly to Cummins’ pre fight trash talk, and promises to punish him tonight. Cormier is a rising superstar and possible future Light Heavyweight title contender. Cormier is 13-0 in MMA and has looked unstoppable thus far. An impressive win tonight could get him one step closer to the looming fight with Light Heavyweight champion, Jon Jones.
Round 1: Cummins with an outside leg kick. Jab from Cummins. Cormier stuffs a takedown. Jab from Cummins. Uppercut from Cormier in the clinch hurts Cummins. Uppercut tags Cummins. Overhand left from Cummins. Right hand from Cormier. Cummins is hurt as he is tagged from a right hand. Cummins is in trouble and Cormier is pouring it on. Cummins is turtled up and it is all over. Cormier just destroyed Patrick Cummins.
Official Decision: Daniel Cormier defeats Patrick Cummins by TKO Round 1 (1:19)