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 in the Octagon when Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier match at UFC 226 in Las Vegas on the 8th July. Miocic opened as a 1.33 favourite with Cormier coming back in 3.25.
Miocic, that will put his title on the line, is riding a six-fight winning streak with five victories coming by first-round knockout. The Cleveland native has put himself in the discussion of greatest heavyweight ever with a suffocating success over Francis Ngannou at UFC 220. With that triumph, Miocic set the new record for consecutive heavyweight title defences at three.
Cormier is no stranger to the heavyweight division, as”DC” opened his professional MMA career a perfect 13-0 at the weight class before going down to light heavyweight. Cormier has quietly assembled among the most impressive resumes in all of combined martial arts with wins over Anthony”Rumble” Johnson, Alexander Gustafsson and Frank Mir.
Cormier will be attempting to become only the next fighter in history to maintain two UFC belts simultaneously, joining Conor McGregor, who achieved the feat in 2016.
The two fighters have been training against one another on the TUF Undefeated of this season. Unlike some seasons on TUF the trainer have a mutual respect for each other and there has not been some alterations or anything like that up to now.
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