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While UFC color commentator Joe Rogan attempted to get Miocic to name his next opponent, the OH native preferred to focus on more important matters at hand first.

The 12-fight event kicks off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass.

Miocic took home one of the $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses with his first-round knockout of challenger and former champion Junior dos Santos. "I've been going to the Garden since I was a little kid, going to different sporting events in the city and then training next to the Garden at Renzo Gracie's Gym".

Miocic is from Cleveland, and brought home a championship a month before his beloved Cavaliers won the National Basketball Association title a year ago.

The 34-year-old Miocic claimed his crown with a first-round knockout of Fabricio Werdum in May 2016 in Brazil.

Since the heavyweight division was formed in 1997, only Randy Couture, Tim Sylvia, Cain Velasquez and Brock Lesnar have won two title defenses.

"Cigano" notably inflicted Miocic's last loss in the octagon, winning via unanimous decision at a UFC on Fox card in Phoenix, Arizona. That fight was scored 48-47, 49-46, 49-46. After a final volley floored dos Santos, Miocic pounced and didn't let up until referee Herb Dean jumped in to save the Brazilian. However ... I think Miocic gets revenge and wins.

With a win over the last man to beat him, Miocic is truly in the driver's seat of the division with a chance to solidify his spot as the most dominant heavyweight champion in the UFC.

Heavyweight: Stipe Miocic (c) vs. "And that boy kept fighting, that man right there has more heart than any man I've ever fought". His tendency to fight with his back against the cage has often gotten him in a ton of trouble and mitigating that will surely give him a leg up in this bout. He has won his last three fights by KO in the first round.

Still, even on a day when tempers were mild and fists stayed away from opponent's chins, Miocic made sure of his message: He's a fighter on a mission. He presses the action and lands a hard right hand. But, while he has struggled for consistency since then, Dos Santos believes he will be too strong for Lewis. I've fought in Dallas and Austin and had two good wins there. "We have to have our strategy and follow it until the end". When Miocic and dos Santos were flown to Dallas a couple of weeks ago to hype their title bout, they ended up seated near each other for a Mavericks game at American Airlines Center. A fight scheduled in February against Stefan Struve was cancelled after Struve was injured.

In the co-main event, women's strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk defended her title for the fifth time in one-sided fashion over challengers Jessica Andrade. She's 13-0 in her professional MMA career, successfully defending her championship four straight times. She's known to get in her opponent's faces and talk trash, but she says it's all up to her opponent how the pre-fight hype gets built.

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