This weekend all questions pertaining to ‘Who is the greatest heavyweight to have ever competed inside the UFC octagon’ will be answered when current champion Stipe Miocic and former champion Daniel Cormier meet for a third time.
The UFC 252 main event will determine just who has the edge in the records books as both men have previously recorded a win over one another.
Cormier shocked the world when he moved back up to heavyweight in July of 2018 at UFC 226, knocking Miocic out in the very first round. DC would then go on to successfully defend his newly claimed heavyweight gold against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 later that year.
Miocic would return the favor at UFC 241, knocking Cormier out in the fourth round, to claim back his title.
UFC 252 results below:
Main card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
Marlon Vera defeated Sean O’Malley via TKO – Round 1, 4:40
Jairzinho Rozenstruik defeated Junior dos Santos via TKO – Round 2, 3:47
Daniel Pineda defeated Herbert Burns via TKO – Round 2, 4:37
Merab Dvalishvili defeated John Dodson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Prelims (ESPN at 8 p.m. ET)
Vinc Pichel defeated Jim Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Virna Jandiroba defeated Felice Herrig via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:44
Danny Chavez defeated TJ Brown via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Livinha Souza defeated Ashley Yoder via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Prelims (ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET)
Chris Daukaus defeated Parker Porter via TKO – Round 1, 4:28
Kai Kamaka defeated Tony Kelley via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)