Superfight: Cormier-Miocic set for UFC 226!

Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will serve as TUF 27 coaches and then face each other in the UFC 226 headliner at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 7.

Published on Friday, 1/26/18, at 8:19 p.m. Eastern.
Updated on Tuesday, 1/30/18, at 5:30 p.m. Eastern.

The UFC announced earlier today that heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight kingpin Daniel Cormier will serve as coaches for Season 27 of The Ultimate Fighter and square off in the UFC 226 headliner.

UFC 226 will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 7.

Also, Ariel Helwani of reported that the promotion is working on adding two more superfights between champions to the card. Although he tweeted that deals weren’t even close to being done, the UFC’s plan was to have women’s featherweight champ Cris Cyborg face bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes, in addition to T.J. Dillashaw, the bantamweight kingpin, dropping down to flyweight to face its long-time champ, Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson.

5Dimes has Johnson as a -120 favorite vs. Dillashaw (-110), who took back his belt from Cody ‘No Love’ Garbrandt this past fall. The total is 3.5 rounds (‘over’ -150, ‘under’ -120).

5Dimes opened Miocic as a -170 favorite this past Saturday (1/27), but those odds soared up to -215 at one point. As of Tuesday, the champ was a -200 ‘chalk’ with Cormier at +163 on the comeback. The total was 3.5 rounds (‘under’ -120, ‘over’ +100 or even money).

This graphic below shows each fighter at the best current available odds at various betting shops.

UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier odds - BestFightOdds

If that news wasn’t enough to whet your appetite for some serious scraps, there’s also this: Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit and Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje are booked for UFC Glendale on April 14.

DAMN! If I could make five fights for the UFC, Brown-Condit would definitely be one of them.

On that note, let’s throw out four others I’d love to see at some point soon. I’ll even rank ’em:

1-Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz III
2-Conor McGregor vs. Max Holloway II
3-‘Wonderboy’ Thompson vs. Condit
4-Condit vs. Brown
5-Robbie Lawler vs. Wonderboy

Finally, Eddie Alvarez had this to say about Nate Diaz on Twitter today:

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