Stipe Miocic will take on Daniel Cormier in a superfight with the UFC heavyweight championship on the line at UFC 226.
Miocic and Cormier both just fought at UFC 220 in Boston this past weekend, with both competitors successfully defending their heavyweight and light-heavyweight titles respectively.
In doing so, Stipe became the winningest heavyweight champion in the history of the promotion, defending his title for the third consecutive time, something no other heavyweight champ in the past has been able to do. The Cleveland native dispatched of the much-hyped and intimidating Francis Ngannou with relative ease, displaying incredible fight IQ and skill level to illustrate his superiority.
Cormier overcame the challenge of Volkan Ozedemir via second-round TKO with another impressive performance, just further cementing his place as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all-time.
Dana White had been open to the idea of squaring these two off against each other in the aftermath of their victories last weekend, however, the speed in getting this deal done is what may catch some MMA followers pleasantly by surprise.
With this news that the light-heavyweight champ is set to step up a division in an attempt to emulate what only Conor McGregor has done before in holding two UFC belts from two different weight-classes simultaneously, DC has the opportunity to truly put his name in the hat when it comes to the G.O.A.T discussion.
UFC 226 takes place July 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and will see arguably the biggest heavyweight title fight of all-time go down.
It has also been comfirmed by MMAFighting.com that the pair – Miocic (18-2) and Cormier (20-1, 1 NC) – will coach the upcoming 27th season The Ultimate Fighter.
Wow. We can’t wait for this one already!