UFC 226 Predictions
Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier
For the first time in UFC history, the heavyweight and light heavyweight champions will square For the first time in UFC history, the heavyweight and light heavyweight champions will square off at the Octagon when Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier meet at UFC 226 in Las Vegas around the 8th July. Miocic started as a 1.33 favorite with Cormier coming back in 3.25.
Miocic, who will put his title on the line, is riding a six-fight winning streak with five victories coming by first-round knockout. The Cleveland native has put himself firmly in the discussion of best heavyweight of all time with a success over Francis Ngannou in UFC 220. With that triumph, Miocic set 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 career a perfect 13-0 at the weight class before going 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 attempting to become just the second fighter in history to hold 2 UFC straps concurrently, joining Conor McGregor, who achieved the feat in 2016.
The two fighters have been coaching contrary to one another on this season’s TUF Undefeated. Unlike a few seasons around TUF the trainer have a mutual respect for each other and there hasn’t been some alterations or anything like that so far.