UFC 170: Cormier vs. Cummins Round-by-Round Recap and Analysis

Steven Rondina@srondinaFeatured ColumnistFebruary 22, 2014

UFC 170: Cormier vs. Cummins Round-by-Round Recap and Analysis

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    UFC 170 features one of the most highly anticipated squash matches in UFC history, as accomplished former heavyweight Daniel Cormier faces off with former coffee shop worker and (according to Wikipedia) Australian cricketer Patrick Cummins. 

    While the "highly anticipated" part may sound sarcastic, Cummins has done wonderful work in terms of generating hype for this fight.

    In reality, what we have here is a hastily made grudge match that, despite the comical betting line of minus-1300 versus plus-1050, is fairly interesting.

    So how will things pan out between Cormier and Cummins? Will Cummins pull off one of the most shocking upsets in UFC history? Will Cormier finally look like a world-beater again?

    Let's find out!

Round 1

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    Cummins opens early, peppering Cormier with strikes. They clinch and Cormier lands a hard uppercut. Cummins shoots and lands another hard uppercut. 

    Cummins, to his credit, continues swinging but eats a couple hard punches from Cormier. He's rocked now, and on all fours. Cormier pours it on heavy. 

    Fetal position now. All over! Easy. Cheesy.

    Official Decision

    Daniel Cormier defeats Patrick Cummins by TKO via punches at 1:19 of round 1