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Watch UFC champ Stipe Miocic O-H the Cleveland crowd after a thrilling come from behind win


UFC 203: Miocic v Overeem Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Euclid, OH native Stipe Miocic carries the Buckeye State flag about as well as anyone.

A noted Cleveland sports fan -- he was at the Cavs’ championship celebration parade, duh — and well regarded Ohio State Buckeye backer to boot, the mixed martial artist of Croatian descent helped salvage a mostly otherwise forgettable UFC 203 card Saturday in Cleveland.

Besides reaping the spoils of being the victor -- and potentially laying the groundwork for an epic bout for the ages against former champion Jon Jones — Miocic got all the added benefits of not only fighting at home but winning while doing so.

Watch the native Clevelander lead the crowd in the O-H chant after his win:

Doesn’t get much cooler than that.

Miocic himself reflected fondly on the moment and the evening as a whole: