UFC fans should be excited for another excellent fight heading their way. On August 15, you can catch the third time around for Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier to determine who is the GOAT for the heavyweight division. Let’s find out how these fighters arrive to this Miocic Vs Cormier bout so you can place your bets against their MMA odds.
Main Event Breakdown
Stipe Miocic (19-3-0)
Miocic is currently the heavyweight champion along with three title defenses. His fighting resume is stacked with 14 wins by knockout, 1 by submission, and 4 by decision.
He has a striking accuracy at 52 percent and a grappling accuracy 38 percent. He delivers 4.95 significant strikes a minute while taking in 3.69. This is a solid ratio here, as it is almost a 1 to 1 with hits delivered versus taking them on.
When delivering his significant strikes, he is standing nearly 68 percent of the time. His target for landing those significant strikes have been to the head 76 percent of the time.
Miocic has a takedown defense at 73 percent and a significant strike defense at 57 percent. He also averages 2.20 takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time.
Daniel “DC” Cormier (22-2-0)
Cormier is the number one ranked in the heavyweight division. His only losses have been by some of the greatest to ever fight in Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones. His winning resume shows that he has 4 title defenses along with 10 wins by knockout, 5 by submission, and 7 by decision.
He has a striking accuracy at 54 percent and a grappling accuracy of 46 percent. He delivers 4.42 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 3.95. This ratio is very similar to Miocic’s, so this is a solid one too.
When delivering his significant strikes, he is standing nearly 56 percent of the time. His target for landing those significant strikes 76 percent of the time are aiming at the head.
Cormier has a takedown defense at 77 percent and a significant strike defense at 56 percent. He also averages 1.81 takedowns and 0.66 submissions every 15 minutes.
Odds For Main Event
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Potential Outcome of This Event
This will be the third and final showdown between these two legendary fighters. This one almost did not happen, due to a lot of scenarios that either of them could not control. However, it is here and everyone is thankful for it.
The first time around, Cormier got Miocic with a knockout victory in the first round. Then the second time Miocic got him back with a fourth round knockout to even the series.
In that second event, Cormier had the advantage by using his wrestling to wear down Miocic and ultimately taking control of the fight. However, it got away from him and Miocic started to aim better and won the fight later on.
I look for a repeat of that second fight, but this one will go in Cormier’s favor. He should be able to learn from his mistakes.
- Pick: Daniel Cormier wins via decision