CLEVELAND – Stipe Miocic defeated Alistair Overeem via TKO the first round to retain the UFC Heavyweight title on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena.
Miocic became the UFC Heavyweight Champion after he knocked out the former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum in the first round earlier this year.
Miocic was 15-2 going into Saturday’s fight.
The Northeast Ohio native is not only a UFC competitor, but he’s also a part-time Valley View firefighter.
He hasn’t lost a fight since December of 2014.