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New UFC Champ Stipe Miocic VIP Invite from Cavs ... After Post-Fight Shout-Out

5/17/2016 9:39 AM PDT

New UFC Champ Stipe Miocic: VIP Invite from Cavs ... After Post-Fight Shout-Out

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The Cleveland Cavs just extended a VIP invitation to the new UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic -- an Ohio native who shouted out the NBA team after winning the belt at UFC 198 this past weekend. 

TMZ Sports spoke with the Cavs who told us ... they saw the video of Stipe encouraging the Cavs to follow his lead and win the championship -- and they LOVED IT! 

In fact, we're told the team reached out and invited him as their guest for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena. 

Miocic accepted -- obviously -- and we're told the team plans to honor him tonight for making Cleveland proud.

Congrats, champ!  

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