For the very first time in his previous three fights, Final Preventing Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, will face a person not named Daniel Cormier. Regretably for the champ, it’s continue to somebody he’s now defeated.
In the most important occasion of UFC 260 – which goes down this Sat. night (March 27) in Las Vegas, Nevada – Miocic will at the time once more place his 265-pound title on the line in opposition to Francis Ngannou after defeating him at UFC 220 in Jan. 2018. But prior to that comes about, let us glimpse at Miocic’s closing struggle from “D.C.,” which lastly put an stop to their extensive rivalry.
After splitting the to start with two title fights, Miocic and Cormier lastly faced off in a very long-awaited trilogy struggle in the key function of UFC 252 in Aug. 2020. In the first battle, Cormier was ready to knockout Miocic to declare the 265-pound title in the quite initial spherical at UFC 226. A calendar year later, Stipe returned the favor, halting “D.C.” by using strikes in the fourth spherical at UFC 241.
The third battle didn’t conclusion in extraordinary manner because it went all five rounds, with the two men putting it all on the line for 25 minutes of action. In the close, Miocic did enough to gain a unanimous selection acquire to keep his title. Quite a few issue to an inadvertent eye poke from the champ in spherical a few that appeared to equally Cormier for the remainder of the bout, but at the conclusion of the working day Miocic did what he had to do to impress the judges.
Cormier retired shortly after the reduction, whilst Miocic as soon as again went on a extensive hiatus, substantially to the chagrin of Ngannou, who has been sitting down on the sidelines waiting around for an additional title fight going on 10 months now.
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