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Who won Miocic vs Cormier?
Stipe Miocic beat Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC 252, on Saturday 15th August 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Stipe Miocic.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the UFC heavyweight championship.
Miocic vs Cormier stats
Stipe Miocic stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Daniel Cormier made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Miocic had a massive power advantage over Cormier, boasting at 79% knock out percentage over Cormier's 45%.
Stipe Miocic was the younger man by 3 years, at 39 years old.
Miocic had a height advantage of 5 inches over Cormier. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.
Miocic was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 months later than Cormier, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 53 to Cormier's 66.
Miocic's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Cormier's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.