After splitting their first two meetings, Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier are set to throw down one final time. Miocic and Cormier will meet on Aug. 15 from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Miocic and Cormier first met at UFC 226 in July 2018. Cormier, then the light heavyweight champion, returned to heavyweight and scored a crushing first round knockout to become a two-division UFC champion. After one successful title defense, the duo rematched at UFC 241 in August 2019, with a back-and-forth bout ending with Miocic making the adjustment to a body attack in Round 4 to score the knockout and reclaim the belt.
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.
While there is another pair of heavyweights set to square off in Junior dos Santos and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, the majority of eyes will be on bantamweights Sean O' Malley and Marlon "Chito" Vera. O'Malley is coming off a sensational knockout in his return to action in June and gets a quick turnaround to impress fans once again. Vera, meanwhile, dropped a tough decision to Song Yadong in May, but had won five straight fights by stoppage before that.
You can find the full announced card and available odds from William Hill Sportsbook below.
UFC 252 fight card, odds
- Stipe Miocic (c) -110 vs. Daniel Cormier -110, heavyweight championship
- Sean O'Malley -280 vs. Marlon Vera +230, bantamweights
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik -150 vs. Junior Dos Santos +125, heavyweights
- Merab Dvalishvili -180 vs. John Dodson +155, bantamweights
- Magomed Ankalaev -300 vs. Ion Cuțelaba +240, light heavyweights
- Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel, lightweights
- Livia Renata Souza -155 vs. Ashley Yoder +130, women's strawweights
- Virna Jandiroba -300 vs. Felice Herrig +240, women's strawweights
- Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda, featherweights
- TJ Brown vs. Danny Chavez, featherweights
UFC 252 info
- Date: Aug. 15
- Location: UFC APEX facility
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card)
- How to watch: ESPN+ PPV