UFC 252 Miocic vs. Cormier 3 Results, DC’s Retirement, Fight Bonuses

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UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 took place on Saturday night from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. Per usual, the event was closed to fans so there was no attendance.

The main story coming out of the show was UFC legend and heavyweight Daniel Cormier announcing his retirement after his main event bout. Fight bonuses of $50,000 went to Kai Kamaka and Tony Kelley for “Fight of the Night” and “Performance of the Night” was awarded to Daniel Pineda and Virna Jandiroba.

Below are complete results:

Main Card Results

  • Stipe Miocic (c) def. Daniel Cormier to retain the UFC Heavyweight Championship by unanimous decision (49–46, 49–46, 48–47)
  • Marlon Vera def. Sean O’Malley by TKO (elbows) at 4:40 of Round 1
  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Junior dos Santos by TKO (punches) at 3:47 of Round 2
  • Daniel Pineda def. Herbert Burns by TKO (elbows) at 4:37 of Round 2
  • Merab Dvalishvili def. John Dodson by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)

Preliminary Card Results

  • Vinc Pichel def. Jim Miller by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–27)
  • Virna Jandiroba def. Felice Herrig by submission (armbar) at 1:44 of Round 1
  • Daniel Chavez def. TJ Brown by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
  • Lívia Renata Souza def. Ashley Yoder by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)

Early Preliminary Results

  • Chris Daukaus def. Parker Porter by TKO (punches and knee) at 4:28 of Round 1
  • Kai Kamaka III def. Tony Kelley by unanimous decision