Stipe Miocic will defend his title against Daniel Cormier
This weekend, these two fighters will compete in an empty arena in Las Vegas as this heavyweight trilogy is unfortunately coming to an end.
CLEVELAND – As boxing judge Mills Lane said at the start of every fight, “Let’s get started!”
UFC heavyweight champions Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will “tackle” the third and final time in this main event showdown on Saturday night.
The two fighters will compete in an empty arena in Las Vegas as this heavyweight trilogy is unfortunately coming to an end.
UFC President Dana White said this fight will determine the biggest heavyweight in UFC history. Either way, Cormier is expected to give up and retire after the fight.
In their first meeting in 2018, Cormier ended Miocic’s record run of three consecutive heavyweight title defenses with a knockout in the first round against the native Euclid.
Over a year later, however, Stipe retaliated and took his title back with a TKO in the fourth round over Cormier.
And now we are here, 3 days away, to see who is the greatest UFC champion of all time.
In a pre-fight interview with 3News Jay Crawford, Miocic didn’t mince who he thought would be on the throne on Saturday night.
“It’ll be me. I’ve trained so hard. I have the best coaches and the best teammates in the world. I’ll go out there and do what I do and I’ll go out with the” belt still wrapped around my waist and listen [the words] and still…[heavyweight champion of the world].
Only time will tell if Cleveland remains home to the worst man in the world.
You can watch the full interview between Jay Crawford and Stipe Miocic on the YouTube player below.