Stipe Miocic Will Defend His UFC Heavyweight Title
At present, Stipe Miocic is the best UFC heavyweight champ of all time, lining up among some of the most celebrated MMA fighters the world has ever had. The 35-year-old combatant always carries a winning charm for defending his heavyweight belt thrice now.
Before his most-anticipated UFC 226 fight, at the bottom are some of “The Silencer’s” best bouts that really silenced his opponents to sleep.
This heavyweight champ’s fighting skills are sky high! In fact, he has a win-loss record of 18-2 where he knocked out his opponents in 14 of them.
Now, the Ohio-born talent is up for another ground-and-pound bout against a fellow victor, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in Las Vegas next week. While the defender wants to be one of the greatest MMA stars of all time, his challenger wants to create history by simultaneously owning two division belts.
Everyone is already counting each passing day down to this historic clash! Miocic is a hundred per cent confident of carrying his championship belt until his retirement and he won’t let Cormier ruin the plan.
Stipe’s significant strike average is at 4.75 punches landed per minute. His jab accuracy rate is 51.9% and his defence strength reaches a high of 63. 49%.
The Silencer is a Silent Killer
On the other hand, Cormier is looking forward to etching his name in history books upon defeating Miocic on July 7. If that happens, the 39-year-old fighter will become the second ever simultaneous two-division champion in the promotion’s history, joining the ranks of former featherweight and lightweight champ Conor McGregor.
Despite this, Miocic plans to spoil his party saying he won’t let the light heavyweight champion to ‘make history behind his back’. In his interview with Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show the determined fighter said:
“He won’t make history off my back. I am going to keep it rolling, dude. He ain’t breaking up my record, as long as I’m champ, no one else will be champ. All you are going to hear is ‘and still,’ and I am going to walk out of the Octagon with my belt around my waist and nothing is changing.”
Watch some of the UFC heavyweight champ’s greatest knock-outs in retrospect:
5. Miocic vs Andrei Arlovski
4. Miocic vs Junior Dos Santos
3. Miocic vs Alistair Overeem
2. Miocic vs Fabio Maldonado
1. Miocic vs Fabricio Werdum
Can he defend his title in the upcoming UFC 226? Or will Daniel Cormier pull the rug from under him?