THERE's a heavyweight grudge match topping the bill at UFC 241.
Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic go head-to-head in the octagon once again as the Croatian-American looks for revenge after being knocked out in the first round of their 2018 meeting.
Cormier vs Miocic tale of the tape
GOING all the way back to UFC 226, Cormier came into the contest with Miocic as UFC light heavyweight champion.
And boy did he make an impression, taking just 4 minutes and 33 seconds to announce himself back amongst the heavyweights.
Age is on the side of the Croatian, who at 36 is eager to prove he still has plenty left in the tank despite not fighting since the bruising defeat last July.
Cormier is now 40 but shows no signs of slowing down, with DC defending his heavyweight crown against Derrick Lewis late last year with a win by submission.
Miocic is by far the taller fighter, topping out at 6ft4 to Cormier's stockier 5ft11.
But the American will be keen to prove that there's plenty of power still in those fists when the pair go toe-to-toe in California.
Miocic had success using his reach and jab during the first fight, but made the fatal error of letter Cormier get inside and make things dirty.
If he makes the same mistake again, DC's proud record in the heavyweight division will likely stay intact.
He currently has an MMA record of 22-1-1, whilst Miocic is 18-3 from his 21 contests.
What is on the undercard?
- Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic (heavyweight)
- Nate Diaz vs. Anthony Pettis (welterweight)
- Paulo Costa vs. Yoel Romero (middleweight)
- Gabriel Benitez vs. Sodiq Yusuff (featherweight)
- Derek Brunson vs. Ian Heinisch (middleweight)
- Devonte Smith vs. Clay Collard (lightweight)
- Raphael Assuncao vs. Cory Sandhagen (bantamweight)
- Christos Giagos vs. Drakkar Klose (lightweight)
- Manny Bermudez vs. Casey Kenney (bantamweight)
- Hannah Cifers vs. Jodie Esquibel (women strawweight)
- Brandon Davis vs. Kang Kyung-ho (bantamweight)
- Shana Dobson vs. Sabina Mazo (women flyweight)
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