Miocic retains heavyweight crown with decision over Cormier
LAS VEGAS Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision in a five-round bout Saturday night to win the rubber match in a fantastic trilogy between the fighters and retain his heavyweight championship. Miocic (20-3) swept the scorecards 49-46, 49-46 and 48-47 to stake his claim as perhaps the greatest heavyweight in UFC history. Miocic tagged Cormier with a vicious poke to his right eye late in the third round that sent the challenger staggering to his corner. Cormier eye was about swollen shut but he gamely fought on the final two rounds in the main event of UFC 252 at the UFC APEX complex in Las VegasI can't see anything out of my left eye, Cormier said. He won the first fight between the two but dropped two straight to Miocic.
UFC legacies on line for Miocic-Cormier trilogy title fight
FILE - In this July 7, 2018, file photo, Daniel Cormier, right, fights Stipe Miocic during a heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 226 in Las Vegas. The trilogy fight between Daniel Cormier and champ Stipe Miocic will crown the greatest heavyweight of all time. UFC 252 Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas could be Cormier's last fight ever. It is billed as the super fight to end all super fights -- well, until the next one -- with good reason. Theyll settle the score Saturday when Miocic defends the championship against Cormier in the main event of UFC 252 at the UFC APEX complex in Las Vegas.
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