The rubber match of the greatest rivalry in the UFC’s heavyweight division will occur on Aug. 15 in Las Vegas when heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defends his belt in the main event of UFC 252 against former champion Daniel Cormier. A venue has not been announced for the event, but it likely will be held at the UFC Apex arena.To have more insights, please read our Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier preview here below on Smashingtip. Moreover, after Covid-19 bookmakers giving special offers which you can find on smashingtip.com/bookmakers/.
Miocic had surgery on a torn retina that was taking a while to heal. The injury happened during his fourth-round stoppage of Cormier on Aug. 17, 2019. He also is a part-time EMT in a Cleveland suburb working full-time hours during the coronavirus pandemic. Also, Miocic is the only man in the heavyweight division to defend his title three times in a row. Both fighters will know the cost of this fight, so the attitude will be very important.
Daniel Cormier, who is ranked fifth in the current UFC pound-for-pound rankings, knocked out Miocic at 4:31 of the first round on July 7, 2018, in the main event of UFC 226 at T-Mobile Arena. Cormier was moving up from light heavyweight, where he held the title, and at the time became only the second fighter in UFC history, joining Conor McGregor, to hold two belts simultaneously. Cormier defended the belt successfully once when he defeated Derrick Lewis, setting up a rematch with Miocic at UFC 241 on Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, California. However, this time Miocic managed to win and regain his belt, so this will be a perfect ending to their trilogy.
Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier H2H
Both fighters faced each other two times and shared a win. This fight will show who is better of them.