Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic (Image by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)
The UFC has actually revealed the main pay-per-view card for UFC 252 on August 15
The UFC was concluding UFC 251– its first event of 4 directly on Battle Island on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE– when it revealed it was time to turn an eye towards the next pay-per-view event, UFC 252 on August 15.
That card will be headlined by among the most excitedly prepared for battles in current heavyweight Mixed Martial Arts history– the waited for trilogy bout in between existing champ Stipe Miocic and former champ Daniel Cormier.
Cormier won the original conference at UFC 226 in July 2018, knocking out Miocic in the first round to end up being the second champ-champ in UFChistory The rematch at UFC 241 in August 2019 saw Miocic change his game and overwhelm Cormier with a number of body shots to a 4th-round finish to recover the belt.
This battle, happening nearly precisely a year to the date of their UFC 241 conference, is likewise validated to be Cormier’s last prior to calling it a profession.
What is on the UFC 252 main card besides Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3?
The co-main event of UFC 252 will see former champ Juinor dos Santos and Jairzinho Rozenstruik each aim to return to winning methods. JDS was come by Francis Ngannou in June 2019 and by Curtis Blaydes at UFC Raleigh in January; on the other hand, Rozenstruik lost his unbeaten record at UFC 249 in May, getting knocked out by Ngannou in 20 seconds.
The card will likewise include an extreme rematch in between Magomed Ankalaev and Ion Cutelaba. The 2 initially met at UFC Norfolk in February, with Ankalaev scoring a questionable, 38-second interruption when the referee actioned in improperly thinking Cutelaba was out on his feet.
UFC 252 will likewise lastly see the bantamweight debut of former light-weight champ Frankie Edgar as he handles Pedro Munhoz in a bout that was initially scheduled for UFC Battle Island 1 on July 15 prior to Munhoz was pulled from the event after checking favorable for COVID-19
Opening the UFC 252 card will be Sean O’Malley, who seeks to stay unbeaten as he handles Marlon Vera, who tries to find a rebound after his five-fight winning streak was snapped at the hands of Song Yadong at the May 16 UFC Jacksonville event.
UFC 252 will happen at the UFC Pinnacle in Las Vegas, NV.
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