The former heavyweight champion of the world Stipe Miocic will finally get a shot at current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for the second time. According to the UFC president Dana White who told ESPN, the fight is in works for UFC 241 which will take place on August 17 in Anaheim, California.
Both sides have verbally agreed to the bout. Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic previously fought at the T-Mobile Arena last year at UFC 226 and Cormier knocked out Miocic in the first round.
“I’m ready,” Miocic told in an interview to ESPN. “I’ve been ready. And I’m going to take back what’s mine.”
Ever since losing the title to Cormier, the former champ Stipe has repeatedly been asking for a rematch, but the fight never came through. Since losing his title, he hasn’t stepped foot inside the octagon. On the other hand, Cormier took a fight at a month’s notice against Derrick Lewis at the Madison Square Garden last November, where he won the fight via rear naked choke in the 2nd round.
This will be a minor setback for the UFC as they wanted Lesnar back to their organisation considering his incredible ability to bring in high PPV sales.