Following his win at the ESPY awards for the 2019 best MMA fighter, UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier will face Stipe Miocic in the main event of a stacked UFC 241 card on Saturday 17th August at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
After rumors of a third bout against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and pushing back his proposed retirement plans, Daniel will be facing Stipe in a rematch of their first bout back in July 2018 in which Daniel knocked out Stipe in the 1st round to become the third UFC fighter to hold two UFC championships simultaneously. Stipe has been vying for a rematch since UFC 226 and will finally get his chance to both avenge his loss and reclaim the Heavyweight title.
UFC 241: Cormier vs Miocic 2 – Three Great Fights
UFC 241 Undercard
- Nate Diaz will be returning to the Octagon to take on former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis after nearly three years since his last bout. Both fighters are known for their standup game and many are excited to see them compete in the welterweight co-main event. Diaz hasn’t fought since losing a majority decision against Conor Mcgregor in a highly entertaining rematch. This will be Anthony’s second fight in the UFC’s Welterweight division after an impressive 2nd round KO of former title challenger Stephen Thompson.
- The undefeated Paulo “The Eraser” Costa (12-0) will be facing the heavy-hitting Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero (13-3). Costa has proven himself to be a dangerous finisher with 11 wins coming by TKO/KO and 1 win by submission. Romero’s last appearance in the Octagon against the current Middleweight champion Robert Whitaker at UFC 225. The Cuban lost a split decision after 5 exciting rounds of action. This fight will surely be in contention for the Fight of the Night with both fighters having an impressive amount of KO/TKOs wins on their records.
- Raphael Assuncao (27-6) will be looking to get back to his winning ways against Cory Sandhagen (11-1) on the preliminary card. Assuncao is coming off a loss against the Bantamweight title contender Marlon Moraes in February. Sandhagen is currently riding an impressive 6 winning fight streak in the Bantamweight division
- Derek Brunson (19-7) is also in need of an impressive win after losing 4 of his last 7 fights. Brunson will be going against young prospect Ian Heinisch (13-1) in the Middleweight division. The Hurricane earned his UFC contract on season two of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series and is on a 5 fight winning streak.
UFC 241: Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz – Preview
Heavyweight: Daniel Cormier (c) vs. BStipe Miocic
Welterweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Nate Diaz
Middleweight: Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa
Featherweight: Gabriel Benítez vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Ian Heinisch
Lightweight: Clay Collard vs. Devonte Smith
Bantamweight: Raphael Assunção vs. Cory Sandhagen
Bantamweight: Manny Bermudez vs. Casey Kenney
Lightweight: Drakkar Klose vs. Christos Giagos
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Women’s Strawweight: Hannah Cifers vs. Jodie Esquibel
Bantamweight: Kyung Ho Kang vs. Brandon Davis
Women’s Flyweight: Sabina Mazo vs. Shana Dobson