LAS VEGAS – Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier are chomping at the bit to settle their trilogy, as was evident during Thursday’s UFC 252 news conference.

The UFC’s first formal pre-fight news conference in months went down ahead of Saturday’s event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and spotlighted champ Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) and challenger Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC), who meet for the heavyweight title in the UFC 252 headliner.

Both men hold a knockout victory over the other, and the winner of the rubber match will not only leave with bragging rights and the title, but according to UFC president Dana White, also the distinction of being the greatest heavyweight in MMA history.

There are big-fight vibes in the air, and the tension as Miocic and Cormier squared off for the first time ahead of fight night was palpable.

Watch the Miocic vs. Cormier faceoff video from the UFC 252 pre-fight news conference above.