Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier Betting Tip Cormier To Win – 16th August 2020

Cormier can win the heavyweight title back from old foe Miocic

Stipe Miocic / USA ©imago images / ZUMA Press 08/17/2019

United States Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier United States
16th August 0600hrs
Pick Cormier To Win
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 06:30 GMT on Monday, 10th August

There’s more big UFC action coming from Las Vegas on the weekend.

This clash between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier is the highlight of UFC 252.

It is for the UFC Heavyweight Title and it’s top billing on the card.

This is the third meeting between the two fighters, Miocic coming out on top last time.

Bet at Marathonbet


Stipe Miocic Preview – Can Miocic best Cormier again?

37 year old Stipe Miocic is coming back into the Octagon for the first time since August last year.

That was when he stopped Cormier in the fourth round of their heavyweight title bout.

These two know each other very well as that was a rematch between the two, Miocic having lost his UFC Heavyweight Championship title to Cormier in his previous fight, which was in Las Vegas in July 2018.

Miocic holds a W19 L3 record from his career and fifteen of those nineteen successes have been by a knockout.

He stopped Cormier in the last fight with his fists, so we fully expected this to be a slog on their feet for the most part.

Miocic by KO TKO Submission or DQ is at 6/4 with Marathonbet* (betting odds taken from Marathonbet at 06:49 GMT on Monday, 10th August 2020).

Our betting prediction:
Fight to go the distance

Bet at Bet365

(odds taken 06:30 GMT on Monday, 10th August)


It’s fair to say that whoever wins this is likely to earn the right to be called the greatest UFC Heavyweight in history.

What Miocic has going for him is a big advantage when it comes to height and reach.

A strength of his is his boxing ability, but he’s not too bad on the ground, but it’s unlikely a submission is on the cards here.

Six of Miocic’s last dozen fights have been finished in the first round. Those which didn’t had at least three rounds.


Daniel Cormier Preview – Cormier can fight back

Where did Cormier fall in his title defence against Miocic last time out?.

A lack of fight conditioning perhaps as his defence wasn’t where it needed to be in the final round.

He started conceding body shots which weakened him further.

But we would expect Cormier to be much sharper for this and the one big stat to take away from that rematch was the 181-123 strike count in favour of Cormier.

The American is brutal with his fists and isn’t going to worry about standing there and trading blows.

They will be fighting in a smaller 25ft cage opposed to the regular 30ft cage, meaning that space for Miocic to utilise his reach has been taken away.

So that’s an advantage 41 year old Cormier can look for.

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Daniel Cormier is 7/4 to win this by a KO TKO Submission or DQ* (betting odds taken from Marathonbet at 06:49 GMT on Monday, 10th August 2020).

Cormier holds a 22-2-0 record for his career with 10 of those victories coming via a knockout.

The likely approach is for Cormier to use his wrestling skills to try and take early energy out of the champion.

That could be a massive area of his game plan which in turn suggest that a longer-fight could be in play here and over 2.5 rounds is at 8/11* (betting odds taken from Marathonbet at 06:49 GMT on Monday, 10th August 2020).

A bolder approach would be to back the fight to go the distance at 2/1* (betting odds taken from Marathonbet at 06:49 GMT on Monday, 10th August 2020).


Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier Betting Advice

The two heavyweight legends go at it again for the third time.

Miocic got things much better tactically for the rematch, taking his time more than trying to bust a gut early on.

But he still got pegged an awful lot by Cormier in that bout. We think the punching power of Cormier in the latter stages is going to be what tips this fight.


Key Facts – Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier Betting Tip

  • Stipe Miocic is the reigning Heavyweight Champion
  • Stipe Miocic meets Cormier for the third time (one win each)
  • Daniel Cormier is 22-2-0, Miocic is 19-3-0


Before Cormier let his guard slip in the latter stages of the rematch, he had hurt Miocic.

Miocic wanted a big cage to have more space, but he didn’t get one. That suggests to us that he is worried about an up-close contest with Cormier.

We are swinging with Cormier to edge this heavyweight trilogy. His punching power may just edge it.


The best betting odds for Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier

Stipe Miocic to win: 10/11 at Bet365
Daniel Cormier to win: 10/11 at Bet365