Daniel Cormier aka DC is one of UFC’s greatest fighters and beloved by many fans. He is a pound for pound in the top ten best fighters in the world and has one of the best profiles in UFC, according to the 2019 stats. Daniel is the only fighter to simultaneously hold UFC belts in two weight divisions and defended both as well. Hehas faced a lot of the elite fighters and lost only twice in his entire professional career of 25 fights.
Let’s just start with this question: Who defeated Daniel Cormier?
Jon Bones Jones was the very first fighter who, back in January 2015 won against DC via a unanimous decision at UFC 182 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pair met again in UFC 214, this fight is enlisted as No Contest as Jones was tested positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs- after this, Jones is considered as a villain in UFC like Canelo Alvarez is in boxing with a failed drug test against Gennady Glovkin, both, Canelo and Jone Jones have tarnished their legacy in their respective sports. DC’s the second loss came when he was knocked out in fourth round in a rematch against the heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic in last August. After this fight, both the fighters are standing strong and undefeated.
DC won his first belt at UFC lightweight division when he outclassed Anthony Johnson for the vacant title, Cormier won the fight via a submission; rear-naked choke, in UFC 187.
DC defended his title against a tough contender in Alexander Gustafsson at the UFC 192 event. DC’s mix performance of the defense and offence was enough to win a unanimous decision.
Next up, in UFC 200 DC defeated Anderson Silva who is in the list of the all-time best martial artists. DC dominated all three rounds of that none title bout.
In 2017, Anthony Johnson challenged DC again, the pair shared the ring in UFC 210 event in April, Anthony again quit against DC but this time in the second round.
In January 2018, DC once again put his UFC lightweight Championship belt on stake when he faced the challenger Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220 the event, Volkan who himself is great fighter could not keep exchanging the strikes and was knocked out in the second round.
After a successful career at the lightweight division, DC moved to the heavyweight and fought against the belt holder Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 event, Stipe could not stand in front of DC and was knocked out in the very first round of the bout. This win earned DC the greatness a few could achieve in UFC; having the title in two divisions.
Next up, DC defended his heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230, Lewis lost by submission in the second round, and DC became the only fighter to defend titles in two weight divisions.
Now DC is working hard to get a trilogy against Stipe to avenge his recent lost and reclaim his belts.