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UFC 226 Odds: Stipe Miocic or Daniel Cormier?

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
UFC 226 Odds - Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier Odds and Betting Preview

This weekend is jam packed with UFC sports betting opportunities as UFC 226 offers one of the best fight cards we’ve seen all year. We’ve already taken a UFC 226 betting look at the event, so today we take a closer look at the headlining bout of the night. No doubt about it, UFC Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic taking on UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is one fight sports betting players do not want to miss. What do the UFC 226 odds have to say about it?

UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier – Saturday, July 7th           

When: Main Card: 10 pm ET || Prelims: 8 pm ET || Early Prelims: 6:30 pm ET

Where: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada

TV: Main Card: PPV || Prelims: FS1 || Early Prelims: UFC Fight Pass

Stream: UFC TV

Stipe Miocic

Stipe Miocic proudly bears the title of the baddest man on the planet and he’s not looking to let it go, at least not anytime soon. The American fighter enters this bout sporting a brilliant 18-2 UFC record and will be looking to cement his place as one of the all-time greats by defeating DC this weekend. Miocic recently established himself as the greatest UFC Heavyweight the promotion has ever seen by manhandling Francis Ngannou through 5 rounds. Ngannou had been making a name for himself by knocking out some of the fiercest dudes in the division in the most brutal of ways.

But in the end, Miocic did not budge in the face of the Cameroonian. It wasn’t the most entertaining bout, but it certainly was impressive. Miocic managed to avoid Ngannou’s powerful blows in the first rounds before wearing the titan down with some exemplary technique. Ultimately Miocic delivered on everything he promised. He didn’t get out boxed and he proved beyond the shadow of the doubt that he is the best heavyweight on the planet. Now he looks to get the title of the best fighter to ever step into the octagon by taking down one of the best to ever do it. Daniel Cormier may be a smaller man, but he is without a doubt one of the biggest challenges Miocic has faced. Nevertheless, the UFC 226 odds are sticking with Stipe on this one.

Daniel Cormier

The UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier enters this weekend’s bout flashing a stellar 20-1-1 record. Cormier has only been defeated by one man, Jon Jones, who is the same man who handed him that no contest. That bout was at UFC 214 where Jones defeated Cormier to reclaim his belt. But since Jones ended up testing positive for a banned substance, Cormier was reinstated as champion. Subsequently Jones removed himself from the picture, not giving DC the chance for redemption. Following his UFC 214 loss, Cormier would go on to redeem himself with a masterful performance over Volkan Oezdemir.

In many ways the Cormier-Oezdemir fight mirrors the Miocic-Ngannou fight. A promising young fighter who’s bouncing heads off the canvas got himself a title shot. But in the end, the promising young talent was outworked by a veteran. Well now we get to see which one of those veterans can outwork the other. Normally we end these previews with some picks but we just can’t bring ourselves to pick one of these bad-men over the other. Good luck to online betting players who will!

UFC 226 Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Daniel Cormier TBP 3½ (-120) +195
Stipe Miocic TBP 3½ (EV) -235
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