This is the third summer in a row the UFC pleases fans a large number of tournament, which is entitled title fight in heavy weight between the Stipe Miocici and Daniel Cormier. These two will head UFC event 252, which on Sunday will take place at “UFC APEX” in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA).
In the main event champion in hevewae Miocic fight with the former UFC champion in two categories Cormier in a fight, the winner of which can claim the title of best heavyweight in the history of the promotion.
Their rivalry started in 2018 at UFC 226. Champion light heavyweight Cormier Miocica was surprised by his speed, “DC” put an end to the fight at the end of the starting round. After a brief clinch he struck the knockout blow and finished off Miocica, becoming the champion at two weights.
The rematch took place in 2019 at UFC 241. If Miocic year of rest, then Cormier among the fights held defense of the belt, easily finishing submicron derrick Lewis. The return fight was completely different. Miocic virtually no problems “ate” a few powerful beats Cormier, who by the late rounds he began to slow down. Perhaps, this has resulted in strikes Miocica torso, in the 4th round of these attacks has forced Cormier to give up and let Miocic to finish the opponent with strikes. Since none of the men left in the cage.
Forecast for battle
Perhaps the biggest question will be is, will Cormier decide whether to change tactics and bet on their wrestling skills? In the rematch he won the first round due to the takedown and some good strikes on the ground. But Cormier never fully relied on their fight, despite the solid experience in this sport. Perhaps he will again try to kill Miocica in the rack.
Cormier 4 years older than the opponent’s, so long the break has a more negative impact on him. Besides, it is not known how Daniel recovered from defeat with a knockout. Cormier can win the fight through their struggle, but to keep the champion on the ground all five rounds – an extremely difficult task even for him. If the outcome of the battle will be decided on the feet, then you should give preference to the more refined skills of Boxing Miocica.
Miocica win by knockout in the 3rd round
Stipe Miocic – Daniel Cormier
Sean O’malley – Marlon Vera
Junior DOS Santos – Jairzinho of Rozenstruik
Herbert Burns – Daniel Pineda
John Dodson – Merab Dvalishvili
Jim Miller – Vince Pichel
Felix Herrig – Viren Andiroba
T. J. Brown – Danny Chavez
Ashley Yoder – Livia Renata Souza
Early preliminary card
Chris Daukaus – Parker Porter
Kai CAMAC III – Tony Kelly