Cormier-Miocic set for UFC 226, will coach TUF 27

January 26, 2018

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that Daniel Cormier will take on Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight title. The two will coach TUF 27 and will headline UFC 226 in Las Vegas in July.

Murmurs of what will undoubtedly be billed as a superfight occurred immediately after UFC 220.  Cormier had indicated that he wanted Cain Velasquez to get a shot at the title but it would seem that this will not happen especially if DC wins.

TUF 27 will feature undefeated lightweight and featherweight fighters.  It will air this spring with the coaches fighting in July.  In all likelihood, the TUF Finale will take place the night before UFC 226 in Vegas.

Payout Perspective:

This is a great start to July’s annual International Fight Week.  DC and Miocic will be an interesting fight as both likely are naturally in the 225-pound range.  The battle between the Light Heavyweight Champion and Heavyweight Champion has a “superfight” feel that Endeavor wants to boost PPV buy rates.  It would seem that there would have to be more for UFC 226 for it to garner bigger ratings.

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