Daniel Cormier To Defend UFC Heavyweight Championship Against Stipe Miocic In Rematch

The rematch is on.

Daniel Cormier, the current UFC Heavyweight Champion, had been eyeing a major box office rematch with WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar until this past week. When UFC wouldn't agree to Lesnar's dollar figures for the bout, Dana White declared the man "retired" and a Cormier bout with Stipe Miocic was then negotiated.

That bout was made official Saturday night during the company's effort in Ottawa.

Cormier (21-1, 1 NC) and the former champion Miocic (18-3) will lock horns in the main event of UFC 241 on August 17 at the Honda Center om Anaheim, California. No other bouts have been announced for the card.

Cormier defeated Stipe Miocic in July 2018 at UFC 226 to win the Heavyweight title, ending Miocic's historic reign that saw him successfully defend the title more than any fighter in UFC Heavyweight history. Miocic hasn't competed since the loss, and Cormier had a victorious defense in November 2018 against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230.

Retirement was the plan for Cormier, who had repeatedly stated he wanted to hang up the gloves by his 40th birthday in March. However, he was talked into staying to defend his title.

Fightful will have full coverage of the event, as well as a post-show podcast.

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