UFC 226 Predictions
Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier
For the very 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 in the Octagon when Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier meet at UFC 226 in Las Vegas around the 8th July. Miocic opened as a 1.33 favourite with Cormier coming back at 3.25.
Miocic, that will put his name at stake, is riding a six-fight winning series with five victories coming by first-round knockout. The Cleveland native has placed himself in the conversation of best heavyweight of all time with a victory over Francis Ngannou in UFC 220. With that win, Miocic place the new record for consecutive heavyweight title defences in the three.
Cormier is no stranger to the heavyweight division, as”DC” opened 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 most of mixed martial arts with wins over Anthony”Rumble” Johnson, Alexander Gustafsson and Frank Mir.
Cormier will be attempting to become just the second fighter in history to hold two UFC straps concurrently, joining Conor McGregor, who achieved the feat in 2016.
The two fighters have been training against one another with the TUF Undefeated of this season. Unlike some seasons on TUF the trainer have a mutual respect for one another and there hasn’t been any adjustments or anything like that so far.
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