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Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will battle for the third and final time with the belt on the line in what is expected to be an epic finish to their trilogy. The pair have traded knockouts in the first two meetings, and with the smaller cage in use this time, it’s of high probability to expect more of the same.
The night is expected to be full of action with knockout artists littering the main card. Fans won’t have to wait long for action to kick into gear when Junior dos Santos and Jair Rozenstruik link up in a featured bout. And rising star Sean O’Malley is back in the co-main event when he takes on the always tough Marlon “Chito” Vera at bantamweight.
With all that in mind, let’s take a closer look at what you can expect to see from each bout on the main card.
Dodson (21-11) is far removed from the point where he was considered by many to be the second best flyweight on the UFC roster behind Demetrious Johnson. In 2016, he moved back to the bantamweight division and has had mixed success, going 4-4, including a win over Nathaniel Wood in his most recent fight, snapping a two-fight losing skid. All of his UFC wins have been by unanimous decision. Dodson has never been stopped in his career, losing 11 fights by decision.The UFC is back Saturday and the main event of UFC 252 promises to be an instant classic as the legendary Daniel Cormier is taking on heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic in a trilogy fight that all fight fans have been waiting for since their last fight last summer.
Cormier won their first fight in a first-round stunner two years ago. Then just about a year ago Miocic got his belt back with a fourth-round knockout of DC in a fight that was an absolute slugfest.
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Now we get this third and likely final fight between two of the greatest fighters to step into the Octagon and I can’t wait. Making things even more interesting is this could be the final fight of Cormier’s storied career and you have to think he’s going to do everything he can to leave with a win and a belt around his waist.
With that being said, Miocic is an absolute force and a great champion who should be able to handle everything Cormier can throw his way.
This is going to be a great fight, one I can’t wait to see. Check out the video above to see who I think is going to win.One of the most memorable rivalries in recent memory comes to a close on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will meet in the main event of UFC 252 from the UFC Apex facility with the heavyweight title on the line. The pair have traded knockouts in the first two meetings with Miocic gaining the upper hand in the last bout. Now, they look to settle the score for good.
Miocic has been sidelined since the rematch, having had surgery on his eyes as a result of damage suffered from Cormier eye pokes. Cormier, meanwhile, may be fighting the final bout of his career as the 41-year-old has claimed he would retire before turning 40, but has pushed forward in pursuit of settling things with Miocic.The night is expected to be full of action with knockout artists littering the main card. Fans won’t have to wait long for action to kick into gear when Junior dos Santos and Jair Rozenstruik link up in a featured bout. And rising star Sean O’Malley is back in the co-main event when he takes on the always tough Marlon “Chito” Vera at bantamweight. Plus, fan favorite and UFC record holder Jim Miller is back once again when he takes on veteran Vinc Pichel in the preliminary main event at lightweight.
You can find the full announced card and available odds from William Hill Sportsbook below.UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will settle the score and stake their claim as the greatest heavyweight fighter in UFC history when the two square off in the main event at UFC 252.
The trilogy will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 15, as Miocic will aim to send Cormier into retirement while the former champion looks to regain the title and ride off into the sunset as one of the greatest fighters of all time.The rivalry began back in July 2018 when Cormier halted Miocic’s title run with a shocking first-round knockout and became a dual champion in both heavyweight and light heavyweight.
But Miocic would get his revenge a little over a year later when he regained the title with a fourt-round TKO. Moments after Sean O’Malley scored a first-round knockout win over Alfred Khashakyan on a 2017 Dana White’s Contender Series card, he looked into the camera and said, “Welcome to the ‘Suga’ Show.” On Saturday, O’Malley faces Marlon Vera in the bantamweight co-main event of the UFC 252 pay-per-view card.
The event, which takes place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
O’Malley’s win over Khashakyan earned him a UFC contract. He won his first two official UFC bouts via decision. His victories in his two most recent outings have come by way of first-round knockout. Now 4-0 and the winner of $150,000 in fight-night bonus awards with the UFC, the 27-year-old, who is 12-0 overall, steps into his first co-main event as the No. 14 ranked fighter in the UFC’s 135-pound division.
The 27-year-old Vera might not have a ranking number next to his name, but he has an experience advantage over his opponent. Vera has fought for the UFC since 2014. He is 9-5 with the promotion and has scored eight stoppage wins. His recent five-fight winning streak, which ended when he went the distance at featherweight against Song Yadong in May, included three knockouts and two submissions.
Like O’Malley, Vera has never fought in a UFC co-main event on a pay-per-view card.In the fifth episode of UFC 252 Embedded, Daniel Cormier spends time in an infrared sauna, heavyweights Junior dos Santos and Jairzinho Rozenstruik do the virtual media rounds, Sean O’Malley and Marlon “Chito” Vera hit the gym, and more.