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, who will put his name on the line, is riding a six-fight winning streak with five successes coming from first-round knockout. The Cleveland native has put himself firmly in the discussion of heavyweight of all time with a suffocating success over Francis Ngannou at UFC 220. With that triumph, Miocic place the new record for consecutive heavyweight title defences at three.
Cormier is no stranger to the heavyweight division, as”DC” started his professional MMA career a perfect 13-0 in the weight class before moving down to light heavyweight. Cormier has quietly assembled among the most impressive resumes in all of combined martial arts together with wins over Anthony”Rumble” Johnson, Alexander Gustafsson and Frank Mir.
Cormier will be trying to become just the second fighter in history to maintain two UFC straps concurrently, linking Conor McGregor, who accomplished the feat in 2016.
The two fighters have been coaching against one another with the TUF Undefeated of this season. Unlike some seasons around TUF the coach have a mutual respect for one another and there has not been any adjustments or anything like that up to now.