At the onset of UFC 241 was excitement for a heavyweight championship rematch. Daniel Cormier will be facing the revenge minded Stipe Miocic in the UFC betting feature bout Also on the main card are welterweights Anthony Pettis vs. Nate Diaz. Middleweights Yoel Romero vs, Paula Costa will face each other. Additionally, there is a featherweight matchup between Gabriel Benitez and Sodiq Yusuff. A second middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Ian Heinisch is scheduled as well. On the whole this is one of the most highly anticipated cards of the season. Cormier and Miocic headline a loaded main card.
UFC 241 Cormier vs. Miocic
Daniel Cormier Defends Heavyweight Belt
Overall defending heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has a UFC betting record of 22-1. Cormier has 10 knockout, five submission, and seven decision wins. His one loss was by decision. Last time out for Cormier was on November 3, 2018 against Derrick Lewis. Cormier won a second-round submission win in New York City. It was his first title defense bout of his heavyweight championship. Previously, Cormier defeated Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight championship by first round knockout on July 7, 2018. |Las Vegas, Nevada was the site. Cormier was is a former UFC light heavyweight champion.
Stipe Miocic Seeks Revenge
Comparable to Cormier, Stipe Miocic has a sports betting record of 18-3-1. Miocic has 14 knockout and four decision wins. It follows that he has two knockout and one decision defeats. Miocic has not fought since his loss to Cormier in that heavyweight title clash in Vegas. Prior to that Miocic was the UFC heavyweight champion that defended his belt three times. Of course, Miocic won the UFC heavyweight title against Fabricio Werdum on May 14, 2016. Werdum was defeated in a first-round knockout. Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos, and Francis Ngannou failed to take Miocic’s belt.
Cormier vs. Miocic Factors to Watch
Miocic has the superior knockout record for his UFC betting matchup with Cormier. To illuminate Miocic has a 72% knockout rate compared to 45% for Cormier. Cormier has the edge on submissions at 20% to 6%. In addition, Cormier has won 35% of the time by decision. Miocic has 22% of his victories by decision. Average fight time goes to Miocic at 10:05 compared to 12:34 to Cormier.
Contrast of Styles
Owing to his power is Miocic’s superior striking ability. Miocic lands an average of 4.76 strikes per minute. By contrast Cormier has a 3.83 strikes per minute rate. And then is the better defending rate of Miocic. Miocic absorbs an average of 2.96 strikes per minute. Cormier absorbs 3.66 strikes per minute. Subsequently Miocic has a 62% defense rate compared to 58% for Cormier. Miocic has better takedown numbers as well. To show Miocic has a 2.38 takedown average per 15 minutes. Cormier is at 1.93. Cormier has the better takedown accuracy at 46% to 38%.
UFC 241 Betting Picks
On this occasion it’s quite apparent why fans and gamblers have clamored for this rematch. Not withstanding Cormier’s first win this one has it all. Two world class combatants with differing styles and tactics.
UFC Betting Pick: Stipe Miocic
Check out the first bout between Miocic and Cormier!