OH firefighter Miocic dominated Ngannou over five punishing rounds in the main event of UFC 220 in Boston, Massachusetts to claim a landslide unanimous decision victory and retain his title for the third successive time.
Still, it's these cards, the ones that fly under the radar, that deliver.
Despite Ngannou failing to make a big impression on the contest, Miocic praised the African, who climbed the ladder to a UFC title shot within five years of beginning his training in MMA.
The victory at UFC220 means the current UFC Heavyweight champion has successfully defended his title three times - the first time it has been done in his division.
In the main event, Ngannou could do little but survive as Stipe Miocic imposed himself over the 25-minutes to score a record third heavyweight title defense under the UFC banner. Cormier is a minus-350 (risking $3.50 to win $1) favorite, with Oezdemir coming back at plus-270 (risking $1 to win $2.70).
Amid all the hype, it became easy to forget the 31-year-old was only 12 fights into his pro career going into UFC 220.
With a Boston crowd roaring and chanting his intitials, Cormier put on a dominant effort that showed why he's the best active light heavyweight fighter in UFC and defeated Oezdemir via TKO to retain the 205-pound belt.
"I've lost twice to Jon Jones and I said as I came into this fight I felt as though I was fighting for a vacant title tonight, because he beat me last time".
"I'm not the scariest, but I'm the baddest", Miococ said after the fight, responding to commentator Joe Rogan calling him the "Baddest Man on the Planet".
No other heavyweight champion in UFC history has been able to achieve such a feat.
Jones' backup sample also failed a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency test for the same substance, the banned steroid Turinabol. Stipe kept his weight on Ngannou, grinding him out and dragging him back to the mat.
The fact that the record prior to Miocic's win in Boston was just two has often been a criticism of the UFC heavyweight division, but that shouldn't take anything away from the awesome run the current champ is on. House of Pain blared during Font's victory celebration inside the cage.
Round four started with another brilliant takedown - despite Ngannou insisting he would not be vulnerable to grappling attacks before the fight.
Islam Makhachev needed just one left hand and 57 seconds to knock out Gleison Tibau in the first preliminary bout. That event was headlined by a lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn. UFC granted an immediate rematch and Razak Alhassan left no doubt about this outcome.