Both champs tonight showed that there are levels to this game. DC showed his ability to exploit your weaknesses whether it's wrestling or stand up. He did get hit but he landed better shots on Volkan in the striking. He dominated the wrestling, which I wouldn't expect Volkan to win at. Stipe showed his experience and ability to stick to a gameplan. His boxing was on point, as well as his wrestling. Both challengers showed gaping holes in their game. Both were way to anxious for the KO. Volkan showed his lack of ground game and looked like he shouldn't have been in there with DC at all. Ngannou showed his lack of discipline hunting the KO and inexperience when taken to deep waters. All in all, the champs made the challengers look like they didn't belong at this level AT ALL. Not saying the challengers can't win the title one day, but as of now, they have some work to do.