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 at UFC history, the heavyweight and light heavyweight champions will square off at 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 name on the line, is riding a six-fight winning series with five victories coming by first-round knockout. The Cleveland native has placed himself firmly in the discussion of greatest heavyweight ever with a suffocating victory over Francis Ngannou at UFC 220. With that win, Miocic set the new record for successive heavyweight title defences at three.
Cormier is no stranger to the heavyweight division, as”DC” started his professional MMA career a perfect 13-0 at the weight class before going down to light heavyweight. Cormier has quietly put together 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 trying to become just the next fighter in history to maintain 2 UFC straps concurrently, joining Conor McGregor, who achieved the feat in 2016.
The two fighters have been training contrary to one another with the TUF Undefeated of this season. Unlike a few seasons on 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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