Career legacies are on the line in the main event of UFC 252 as Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier look to bring their rivalry to a close by taking the win in the deciding bout of their heavyweight title trilogy.
Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) stunned Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) in the first round at UFC 226 to capture the UFC heavyweight strap and in the process add his name to the shortlist of UFC’s simultaneous two-division champions. But Miocic struck back in the rematch at UFC 241 to finish “DC” in the fourth round and reclaim the title.
Now they are set to meet for a third and final time at UFC 252 in a fight that will go a long way to defining their respective legacies in the sport. But will it be former two-division champ Cormier who walks away with the belt, or will Miocic cement his status as the greatest UFC heavyweight champion of all time by defeating Cormier for a second time?
Ahead of their trilogy bout, former UFC welterweight title challenger and UFC analyst Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy invites us into “The War Room” as he takes a deep dive into the matchup and offers his technical pointers ahead of the fight. Check out his pre-fight assessment via the video above.
UFC 252 takes place Saturday, Aug. 15 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
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