2019年08月27日 category : 未分類 

Brock Lesnar is not coming back, and the date and opponent for another name defense of UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been put.
According to a report by ESPN, after Lesnar told UFC president Dana White he is not returning to the Octagon, Cormier will now fight Stipe Miocic at a rematch in a UFC PPV after this summer, taking place August 17 at Anaheim, California. It is not yet known if this PPV is going to be called UFC 240 or UFC 241.
The showing of the rematch between Cormier and Miocic puts an end to the rumors that Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon to fight Cormier. If you remember, following Cormier knocked out Miocic last summer at UFC 226, Lesnar entered the Octagon and shoved Cormier, together with the UFC announcing plans for that fight to be next. On the contrary, it never occurred. Lesnar continued to wrestle for WWE while Cormier went on to earn a successful title defense against Derrick Lewis. Miocic, meanwhile, had retained high hopes of getting a rematch. It was not anticipated the UFC would reward him with one, but it seems that’s the situation.
Cormier (22-1, 1 NC) is 11-1, 1 NC from the UFC with a perfect 4-0 record as a heavyweight inside the Octagon. Besides a reduction to Jon Jones and a No Decision to Jones, Cormier was flawless in his MMA career. He is now riding a three-fight win series, with victories over Lewis, Miocic and Volkan Oezdemir within his last three contests. He hasn’t lost a fight in over four decades, since the very first Jones bout. Now 40 decades of age, Cormier does not have lots of fights left in himand it was expected he’d struggle Lesnar and possibly Jones to get a third time before riding off into the sunset. Instead, he will take on Miocic at a rematch.
Miocic (18-3) is 12-3 overall from the UFC. He has not fought since his sudden KO loss to Cormier last summer, but before that was riding a six-fight win streak that included victories over the likes of Franics Ngannou, Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, Andrei Arlovski and Mark Hunt. He was demanding a rematch against Cormier for some time, but the UFC was adamant that Lesnar could get the rematch. However, with Lesnar now not being a part of the UFC’s future programs, Miocic is getting the rematch he warrants.
Although Miocic was the preferred heading into the first battle, it’s hard to see him being preferred in the rematch. Instead, it appears quite likely that Cormier is going to be the betting favorite for this second battle. After all, he deserves it considering he pumped out Miocic the first time they fought. That is not to say it won’t be an interesting rematch. Miocic has all of the abilities in the world to make the adjustments necessary to create the rematch a more aggressive fight, and today we will find out whether he can do so. He will be seeking to reclaim his gold this summer, while Cormier will probably be looking to get another win and continue to construct his legacy.
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