Miocic, the UFC heavyweight champion, will protect his title against previous double champ Cormier on Aug. 15. The occasion, expected to be UFC 252, does not have an formal place at this time.
UFC president Dana White revealed the scheduling Tuesday on ESPN’s “First Just take.”
The reserving will come immediately after months of again-and-forth involving the three get-togethers associated: Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC), Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) and, of training course, the UFC. The battle has been in the UFC’s ideas due to the fact August 2019 when Miocic took back again the title from Cormier at UFC 241.
An eye injuries to Miocic rendered him not able to battle for months as he recovered and underwent a surgical treatment. In early 2020, Miocic indicated he was shut to returning. However, owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Miocic, a firefighter and paramedic in Ohio, set fighting on maintain to provide on the frontlines.
The conclusion drew criticism from UFC president Dana White, who implied the division couldn’t be put on maintain even though Miocic wasn’t combating. Cormier also expressed he was growing increasingly impatient. Miocic countered by pointing to the state of Ohio’s closure of all non-crucial companies, together with gyms.
With pandemic limits rolling back, Miocic is prepared to as soon as all over again compete.
With the addition, the Aug. 15 lineup features:
Champ Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier – for heavyweight title
Livia Renata Souza vs. Ashley Yoder