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 in the Octagon when Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier match at UFC 226 in Las Vegas around the 8th July. Miocic started as a 1.33 favorite with Cormier coming back at 3.25.
Miocic, that will put his name at stake, is riding a six-fight winning streak with five successes coming from first-round knockout. The Cleveland native has put himself firmly in the conversation of greatest heavyweight of all time with a suffocating victory over Francis Ngannou in UFC 220. With that win, Miocic set 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 career a perfect 13-0 in the weight class before going down to light heavyweight. Cormier has quietly put together 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 maintain two UFC straps concurrently, linking Conor McGregor, who accomplished the feat in 2016.
Both fighters have been coaching against one another on the TUF Undefeated of this season. Unlike some seasons on TUF the trainer have a mutual respect for one another and there has not been any alterations or anything like that up to now.
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