The Octagon is in Anaheim, California on Saturday, August 17 to Get a Piled UFC 241 card.
At the event, summer heavyweight winner Daniel Cormier appears to defend his title at UFC 226.
The co-main event sees Anthony Pettis struggle Nate Diaz, although the card has Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa. The main card broadcasts live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
Aug. 12 * All Odds Taken
Cormier (22-1 and one no-contest) is coming off of a submission win over Derrick Lewis in UFC 230 and now is looking to defend his heavyweight title for the very first time. Before that, he pumped out Miocic in UFC 226 to acquire the belt and become a two-division champion.
DC was likewise a heavyweight where he won the Grand Prix of the division and will be undefeated at r with remarkable wins over Frank Mir, Antonio Silva, Josh Barnett, also Roy Nelson.
Miocic (18-3) is coming from a knockout loss to Cormier past July and was waiting for a rematch ever since. Prior to the loss toDC the Cleveland-native defended his title a record three occasions as Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem was pumped out by him, and defeat at Francis Ngannou.
He won the belt if Fabricio Werdum was pumped out by him.
The odds suggest itll be a difficult fight to call and a battle, and I am in this boat. In the very first battle, Miocic had success on his feet using jab and his reach efficiently to keep at Cormier at range and flame combinations. Cormiers game plan finally won out since he was able to get inside and make it afilthy boxing battle, where hed clinch, throw short shouts and elbows — the punch that pumped out Miocic.
Within this fight, I dont see that happening, as I think its going to be a really close fight, but the two will go the distance. When they do, then it is going to be Daniel Cormier getting his hand raised as his wrestling will be utilized by him in his stress and this battle to design and dictate the tempo.
Pick: Daniel Cormier (-140)
Pettis (22-8) is coming from his welterweight coming back in March where he knocked out Stephen Thompson in dramatic style. After he had conquered Michael Chiesa at UFC 226 before he dropped to Tony Ferguson in UFC 229. Showtime is the former UFC lightweight winner and had fought to get a?? featherweight before.
Diaz (19-11) has not fought since UFC 202 in August of 2016 at which he dropped to Conor McGregor. Since that time, hes been on the sidelines for unknown reasons awaiting a fight. Prior to the loss to the Irishman, he beat on him at UFC 196 by submission.
Another superb close struggle to predict. Pettis has fought way more lately which I give the advantage to given the fact you never know what sort of shape someone will be in following three decades away in the Octagon. In form, and at welterweight, both fighters should be and the Diaz brothers are training improved.
For Pettis, in this battle, it will be tough to knock out Diaz as he has an excellent chin, but the strength at 170 is untrue. Many are pointing to Diazs pace and cardio that will be a lot for Pettis that is a fantastic point, as they match up standing and over the floor. However, I believe Pettis will get his hand raised by decision and is marginally better.
Pick: Anthony Pettis (-125)
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