Miocic, an Ohio firefighter, won six of his past seven fights.
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Stipe Miocic of the United States beat Brazil's Fabricio Werdum in front of his shocked home crowd Saturday to become the new UFC heavyweight champion.The American fighter used his boxing expertise to knock out the Brazilian in the first round of UFC 198 in Curitiba, Southern Brazil.Miocic, an Ohio firefighter, won six of his past seven fights.The local fans could celebrate a Brazilian victory over an American opponent in the key women's fight on the undercard as Cris "Cyborg" Justino needed just 1 minute and 20 seconds to knock out Leslie Smith of the United States.Fans have long clamored for Justino to face former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, but Justino was concerned about making the weight.
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