UFC 226 – Betting Preview
This Saturday, Cormier will once again be venturing outside his comfort zone, in order to challenge Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight title.
If successful, DC will become just the second man (the other being Conor McGregor) in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously, therefore cementing his place in the history books and allowing himself the opportunity to be called the dual-weight champion of the world. Get him to win here at 2/1.
UFC 226 will be heading back to the promised land of Las Vegas, Nevada for what is being described as the biggest pay-per-view of the year.
Even with the cancellation of the much-anticipated fight between Holloway and Ortega, there is still a vast amount of talent that will be battling it out inside the T-Mobile Arena.
Below we have discussed both Miocic v Cormier and Ngannou v Lewis in depth.
Stipe Miocic v Daniel Cormier
Looking back to their last bouts at UFC 220, both Cormier and Miocic enjoyed success.
39-year old Cormier was dominant in his fight against challenger Volkan Oezdemir, managing a TKO in round two and retaining his belt.
While 6ft 4 Miocic defeated Franic Ngonnou by unanimous decision after managing his energy and game plan better than his opponent.
If Cormier is going to have a chance in this fight, he needs to shake off the ghosts of Jon Jones after suffering his only ever defeat to the American back in 2015.
History however is also on the line for Miocic, because if he wins, his reign will be nearly double the length of any other heavyweight in history which, in some eyes will make him undoubtably the best ever within his category. Get him to win here at 2/5.
Two all-time greats of the sport, battling it out in what could be one of the best UFC spectacles of all-time.
Ngannou v Lewis
The 31-year old Cameroonian has had a tough few months after blowing his opportunity against Miocic at UFC 220. After starting well, he drifted away and eventually was outclassed by the experienced American. Get him to bounce back with a win here at 5/2.
The Black Beast on the other hand, has won seven of his last eight bouts, with six of them being by KO. He may not be the most technically gifted, but he always seems to get the job done.
With both fighters having problems with each other in the past, this makes it a must win for both, so whoever does come out on top won’t let the other forget, for a long-time to come. You can back Ngannou to be victorious here at 2/7.
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