Daniel Cormier made the drop to light heavyweight for the first time in his career, and he was supposed to meet Rashad Evans at UFC 170. An injury to Evans opened the door for Patrick Cummins to walk through.
Cummins accepted the fight on short notice and made his debut on Saturday night against one of the elite in the sport.
Cormier and Cummins had plenty of talk in the lead-up to the bout, and it helped reinvigorate the hype surrounding UFC 170 that was lost due to Evans' injury. Cummins had the opportunity to make a name for himself in MMA, and Cormier needed a win to become a viable title challenger.
Here is what Twitter had to think about the co-main event of UFC 170.
Cummins' pre-fight talk helped fire up Cormier for this fight. He was a two-time All-American at Penn State, but Cormier had the more impressive wrestling credentials. A lot of the pre-fight hype surrounded Cummins' and Cormier's time training together prior to Cormier's Olympic bid.
Cormier takes his time, finds his spots and annihilates Cummins. Absolutely dominant over a UFC newcomer. Cormier takes care of business in just 1:19. Impressive, but expected. Cormier is a legit threat to the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.