UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will defend his title against UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier on Saturday 7th July at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
A win for either fighter will propel them into the UFC’s history books. Stipe can set a new record of four successful heavyweight title defenses and solidify his status of greatest heavyweight of all time. Cormier would join Conor McGregor in the history books to become only the second man to hold two titles in different weight classes at the same time.
Stipe Miocic broke the UFC record for title defenses in the heavyweight division when he defeated Francis Ngannou at UFC 220. Miocic used his wrestling skills to dominate the powerful knockout artist and defended his title for a record-breaking third time. The former NCAA Division 1 wrestler will be facing the most decorated wrestler that he has ever fought in MMA competition when meets Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier in this super fight.
Daniel Cormier is no stranger to fighting at heavyweight and is currently undefeated in the division with 13 wins. Cormier entered the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix in a reserve bout and defeated Jeff Monson in 2011. The AKA team captain followed up that year by brutally knocking out Antonio “Big Foot” Silva in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix semi-final. Cormier defeated former UFC heavyweight champion, Josh Barnett via unanimous decision to become the Strikeforce Grand Prix champion in 2012.