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 meet at UFC 226 in Las Vegas on the 8th July. Miocic opened as a 1.33 favourite with Cormier coming back at 3.25.
Miocic, who will put his title at stake, is riding a six-fight winning streak with five successes coming from first-round knockout. The Cleveland native has placed himself in the conversation of greatest heavyweight ever with a suffocating success over Francis Ngannou at 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“ started his professional MMA profession a perfect 13-0 at the weight class before moving down to light heavyweight. Cormier has quietly put together one of the most impressive resumes in most of combined martial arts together with wins over Anthony“Rumble“ Johnson, Alexander Gustafsson and Frank Mir.
Cormier will be trying to become only the next fighter in history to maintain 2 UFC belts simultaneously, linking Conor McGregor, who accomplished the feat in 2016.
The two fighters have been coaching against one another with this season’s TUF Undefeated. Unlike some seasons on TUF the coach have a mutual respect for each other and there hasn’t been any alterations or anything like that up to now.
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