UFC 226 Predictions
Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier
For the first time in UFC history, the heavyweight and light heavyweight champions will square For the first time in UFC history, the heavyweight and light heavyweight champions will square off at the Octagon when Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier meet at UFC 226 in Las Vegas around the 8th July. Miocic started as a 1.33 favourite with Cormier coming back in 3.25.
Miocic, who will put his title on the line, is riding a six-fight winning streak with five successes coming from first-round knockout. The Cleveland native has put himself firmly in the discussion of heavyweight of all time with a suffocating victory over Francis Ngannou at UFC 220. With that win, Miocic place the new record for successive heavyweight title defences at three.
Cormier is no stranger to the heavyweight division, as»DC» started his professional MMA profession a perfect 13-0 in the weight class before going down to light heavyweight. Cormier has quietly assembled one of the most impressive resumes in all of combined martial arts together with wins over Anthony»Rumble» Johnson, Alexander Gustafsson and Frank Mir.
Cormier will be trying to become only the next fighter in history to hold 2 UFC straps concurrently, linking Conor McGregor, who accomplished the feat in 2016.
The two fighters have been training contrary to one another on the TUF Undefeated of this season. Unlike a few seasons around TUF the trainer have a mutual respect for each other and there has not been some alterations or anything like that so far.
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