15 August 2020 16:40
Daniel Cormier will call it a day inside the Octagon after his clash with Stipe Miocic. They are the headline bout at UFC 252, with 41-year-old Cormier set to retire after the fight. Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier (UFC Heavyweight Championship - main event) Jim Miller vs Vinc Pichel (lightweight) Ashley Yoder vs Livia Renata Souza (Women strawweight) Felice Herrig vs Virna Jandiroba (Women strawweight) Stipe Miocic will defend his heavyweight title against Daniel Cormier to headline UFC 252 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Each of their two previous clashes ended via brutal knockout, with Cormier delivering a first-round KO in July 2018 to take the championship, before Miocic returned the favor via fourth-round KO last August to snatch the title back. The winner of this highly-anticipated trilogy fight can very well lay claim to being the greatest heavyweight champion in UFC history.
Undefeated bantamweight Sean O'Malley is featured in the UFC 252 co-main event, as he'll face the tough task of handling battle-tested Marlon Vera. The UFC 252 main card is available in the United States via pay per view on ESPN+, which requires a monthly or annual subscription. UFC 252 takes place Saturday, Aug. 15, with the pay-per-view main card starting at 10 p.m. ET. Miocic and Cormier are expected to hit the Octagon at 12:15 a.m. ET approximately, although the exact time depends on the length of the earlier fights. UFC 252: TV channel, live stream for Miocic vs.
Cormier is a -115 favorite (risk $115 to win $100), while Miocic is priced at -105 in the latest UFC 252 odds from William Hill. He watches every single fight for every single UFC card and does extensive research before each event. At UFC Fight Night last Saturday, Marley accurately predicted an early stoppage win for Derrick Lewis (-200) against Aleksei Oleinik (+170) in the heavyweight main event. Now, with UFC 252 fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup on the card, identified the best value in the UFC odds and released his MMA picks for every fight. Cormier (22-2-1) is a former two-division champion whose only career losses in the UFC have come to light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones and Miocic.
Getty Images - Getty 4 Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier have battled it out in two thrilling UFC bouts Stipe won the second fight, but he was getting beat up by Daniel Cormier. "The body shots slowed down Cormier and Stipe is an intelligent guy, I think he'll implement that earlier in the fight this time. LATEST MMA NEWS hero Miocic: The fire-fighting, toilet-scrubbing heavyweight king defending his title amazing All you need to know about the 'game changing' venue that will host UFC 252 tonight UFC 252 Dan Hardy analyses Miocic vs Cormier and the consequences of losing for both stars UFC 252 fight card: Miocic vs Cormier headlines with O'Malley and Vera also in action dates UFC schedule 2020: Every upcoming event including UFC 252 and Adesanya's next fight MAIN EVENT UFC 252 date and UK start time: How to watch, free live stream and fight card veteran The oldest fighters to win a UFC belt as Cormier looks to reclaim heavyweight title legends White believes Cormier would rival GSP for greatest UFC exit if he beats Miocic ouch Dana White squirms as he watches 'Contender' series fighter suffer sickening injury legacy Daniel Cormier aiming to go out in blaze of glory at UFC 252 and become the GOAT It's such a tough fight so I don't even really know, but I'd say, Cormier." "I really want [Cormier] to fight Stipe Miocic, take his revenge, and finish his career. Miocic vs Cormier at UFC 252 will be live on talkSPORT 2 this Sunday. Cormier enters the ring to fight Miocic in 2019. Instead of basking in the cheers of thousands of supporters, Saturday's deciding bout of a trilogy against fellow heavyweight Stipe Miocic at UFC 252--Cormier triumphed in their first battle in the summer of 2018, before Miocic gained revenge a year later--will take place with next to no atmosphere, behind closed doors at Apex in Las Vegas--the UFC's bespoke arena that has staged fights during lockdown. Despite that lack of energy come Saturday night, the highly anticipated third bout against Miocic nevertheless puts the heavyweight title and legacy on the line, with the contest arguably set to answer the question of who the greatest UFC heavyweight of all time is. Cormier throws a punch at Miocic in the first round during their UFC heavyweight bout in 2019. And Cormier would love nothing more than to call it a day with the words 'two-time UFC heavyweight champion' ringing in his, and the world's, ears.