For the Very first time in UFC history, the heavyweight and heavyweight champions will square off at the Octagon when Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier Match at UFC 226 in Las Vegas on July 7.
Miocic opened as a -185 favored coming back at +155.
Miocic, that will put his title on the line, is riding a series with five victories. The Cleveland native has put himself in greatest heavyweight of all time with a success over Francis Ngannou in UFC 220’s discussion. With that triumph, Miocic place the new record for consecutive title defenses at three.
Cormier is no stranger to the heavyweight division, as”DC” opened his professional MMA profession a perfect 13-0 at the weight class before moving down to light heavyweight. Cormier has quietly assembled among the most impressive resumes in most of combined martial arts with wins over Anthony”Rumble” Johnson, Alexander Gustafsson and Frank Mir.
Cormier will attempt to become just the second fighter in history to hold 2 UFC belts concurrently, joining Conor McGregor, who achieved the feat in 2016.