After Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) took the belt from Miocic by first-round knockout at UFC 226 in July 2018, Miocic won it back with a fourth-round knockout at UFC 241 in August 2019. Now they meet in the rubber match, and not only are bragging rights and belt on the line, but UFC president Dana White said the contest will distinguish the greatest heavyweight of all-time.
It’s been a wild road leading up to the final encounter, which takes place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+. Miocic and Cormier have had nine promotional faceoffs leading up to the three fights, including a final one at the conclusions of Friday’s UFC 252 weigh-in.
Go back down memory lane to the first time Miocic and Cormier had a staredown as coaches of “The Ultimate Fighter” all the way to the final time they locked eyes before stepping in the octagon for the deciding trilogy contest.
Watch every faceoff between the title-fight competitors in the video above.