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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 octagon 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 cage 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%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cormier had a large advantage over Miocic, boosting at 23% submission rate over Miocic's 0%.
Stipe Miocic was the younger man by 3 years, at 41 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 fewer 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 vs Cormier form
Cormier had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 on 7th July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220 on 20th January 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at TD Garden, Boston.
He had won against Jon Jones at UFC 214 on 29th July 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Miocic's last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Cormier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
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