The much-anticipated fight for the heavyweight division is finally here! The UFC has announced that Stipe will defend his heavyweight title against Cormier at UFC 252. The two heavyweights have scraped twice in the past with each fighter winning once. Therefore, this fight will prove who is the best once and for all. With the fight nearing, check out our Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier trilogy predictions and betting odds.
A Look Back at the Previous Two Fights
Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic are the two best heavyweights in the division. Cormier is a former double champion, while Miocic holds the record for most UFC heavyweight title defenses. To determine who is the better fighter, the two had previously faced each other twice. The first fight was the main event of UFC 226. The first round was a back and forth battle with each fighter landing some good shots. However, with 30 seconds remaining in the first round, Cormier landed a punch out the clinch that sent Stipe to the ground. Cormier was awarded a KO win which stopped Stipe’s winning streak.
The outcome of the fight left Miocic furious. The Silencer demanded a rematch claiming that Cormier’s win was a fluke. The UFC granted his wish and organized a rematch between the two at UFC 241. The second fight was going to Cormier’s way as well. The defending champion took advantage of his shorter height to land clean shots from the clinch. However, Stipe made a genius adjustment and started digging at Cormier’s body. With this adjustment, Miocic captured the heavyweight title again which set up for a third fight! This will be the biggest fight in the heavyweight division, so what are our Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier trilogy predictions?
Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier To Determine the Heavyweight Goat
The winner of this fight will earn the right to call himself the best heavyweight in the history of the UFC. Therefore, expect each fighter to bring in the best performance into the cage. Stipe is coming off an eye surgery from an injury he sustained during the second fight. With a record of 19 wins and 3 losses, the current champion holds one of the best records in the heavyweight division. However, Miocic has not been active in the gym recently due to other work responsibilities. Will this affect his performance? I do not think so. He will certainly be as sharp as ever in the most important fight of his career. Online sportsbook sites in the US announced their odds for the Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier trilogy fight. Betting odds for Stipe to successfully defend his title on 1xBet are 1.95.
Cormier on the other hand is already considered by many to be one of the greats in the sport. In his career, the former double champion has lost to only two men, and Miocic is one of them. However, this will be a fight on a different level of importance as it will be Cormier’s last fight. The fighter has repeatedly expressed his intent on retiring after his fight with Stipe. Therefore, he will definitely use his wrestling in the upcoming fight as it gives him a significant advantage over Stipe. On 1xBet, betting odds of the Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier trilogy for Cormier to regain his title are 1.91.