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TUF Brazil 3 Finale: Stipe Miocic Vs. Fabio Maldonado

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Stipe Miocic vs. Fabio Maldonado

We conclude the day-night doubleheader with heavyweight action, as Stipe Miocic collides with Fabio Maldonado.

Miocic (11-1) was set to face Junior dos Santos, but the former champion suffered a hand injury and was removed. He is coming off wins over Gabriel Gonzaga and Roy Nelson, and owns a 5-1 Octagon mark overall.

Maldonado (21-6) is moving up from 205 pounds and is riding a three-bout win streak. He dropped three straight prior to his current run, but was unbeaten from 2007-2011.

Round 1: Maldonado wastes no time, coming right out after Miocic. However, it’s Miocic who lands the first real shot and he does it again. A big right hand connects and several quick rights and this one is all over. Huge right landed flush and he had no answer on the ground.

Stipe Miocic def. Fabio Maldonado via TKO (strikes) at :35 of Round 1