A heavyweight title fight pitting Stipe Miocic against Daniel Cormier headlines UFC 226, on July 7 in Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale right here on AXS. In honor of the historic pay-per-view event, here's a look back at Cormier's five best fights:
Frank Mir - UFC on FOX 7
This fight, held all the way back in April of 2013, marked the hotly-anticipated Octagon debut for "D.C." Cormier came into the fight as a hot prospect from Strikeforce, but no one knew how he would stack up against UFC-caliber talent until he stepped into the cage opposite former world champion Frank Mir. With a unanimous-decision victory, Cormier left little doubt that he was the UFC's next big thing.
Patrick Cummins - UFC 170
For UFC 170, Cormier decided to cut down to light heavyweight. It would turn out to be the best decision he ever made as a pro fighter. Cormier sizzled in his light heavyweight debut, finishing Cummins with strikes in the very first round of action.
Jon Jones - UFC 182
While it's true that Cormier took his first professional defeat in his original bout with Jones, UFC 182 was one of his defining moments because it turned him into a household name. Cormier's real-life feud with Jones drew headlines from all the mainstream media outlets, cementing his spot as a top pay-per-view draw for years to come.
Anthony Johnson - UFC 187
With Jones on the shelf, Cormier took advantage by taking a fight against Johnson. In this bout, "D.C." became a world champion by utilizing his elite-level grappling skills to score a highlight-reel finish.
Anderson Silva - UFC 200
While this may not have been the most exciting fight of all-time, it certainly looks good on Cormier's resume to hold a win over "The Spider" -- arguably the greatest MMA fighter to ever grace the Octagon.