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Stipe Miocic Defeats Daniel Cornier at UFC 241

After months training for the event at his gym on jigsaw mats and after waiting more than a year for a rematch Stipe Miocic was able to beat Daniel Cornier for the heavy weight title at UFC 241. It was an exciting fight to watch on a Sunday afternoon (saturday night in the US) at the Star Casino. Although it took until the four round, Miocic was finally able to defeat Daniel Cornier get back the belt. 

Daniel pretty much controlled the fight for the first three rounds continually connecting with his jab which bloodied Miocic’s face. Whats more his grabbing of Stipe’s hands both frustrated the fighter and stopped him from throwing any meaningful punches. At one point Cornier picked Miocic up and threw him to the ground, although it was not as violent a throw and it could have been.

By the fourth rounds it pretty much looked like it would be another victory for Cornier. I had $350.00 riding on the fight having bet a multi which include a win for Diaz in the earlier fight and a KO victory for Stipe. I was about to rip up my ticket when I saw the tide turn and Miocic begin to take the fight to Cornier. As I shouted “you should have done that all along you clown” Miocic chopped into the champ through huge punches to his ribs and then a flurry of punches which ultimately felled Cornier.

Testimony to how great the fight was are the statistics. Cormier landed a UFC heavyweight record 181 significant strikes in the loss. Cormier and Miocic combined for 304 significant strikes.Miocic is now tied with Tim Sylvia for second in UFC history with five title fight victories. Randy Couture has the most with six.

UFC 241 drew a sellout crowd of 17,304 to Honda Center, setting a new California gate record for MMA at $3,237,032. I on the other hand went home with a pocket full of money. 

The moral for the story is that if you want to be a champ then you have to prepare and the best way to prepare is you have some good jigsaw mats or MMA mats which will make the task all the more easier.

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Daniel Cornier Rematch With Stipe Miocic

Daniel Cornier and Stipe Miocic will have their much anticipated rematch at Honda Centre in Anaheim California on the 18th of August. The fight has been a long time in the making and follows Cornier’s knock out victory over Miocic. Stipe Miocic has been calling for the rematch for some time now as he has waited to avenge his loss of the heavyweight title after defending it for a record three consecutive times.

Miocic has said that he has spent a lot of time on jigsaw mats preparing for this event. It takes a lot of dedication and hard work on MMA mats to prepare for a fight like this. His training would have included a lot of grappling to counter Cornier’s experience in that field but also stand up boxing and kickboxing. Miocic would be more than aware of the importance of this fight as he tries to regain the title that he lost and cement his legacy in the UFC.

Daniel Cornier would have also spend a large amount of time training on jigsaw mats at his MMA gym. Cornier is nearing the end of his career and another victory against the legendary Miocic would see him elevated to GOAT status, a field occupied by only a handful of UFC fighters.

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Stipe Miocic to Fight Daniel Cornier Again

The UFC has finalised a heavyweight title matchup between Daniel Cormier and former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic for a pay-per-view event on Aug. 17, in Anaheim, California. The fight will be the first time the pair have fought since their last fight which saw Cornier take the title off Miocic. Stipe announced that “I’m ready, I’ve been ready. And I’m going to take back what’s mine”, meaning the belt he lost to Cornier.

Cornier had originally been slated to fight Brock Lesnar in a title fight but Lesnar announcing his retirement put a stop to that line-up. Brock will likely continue his WWE career on the wrestling mat rather than risk it in the Octagon. It is probably a good idea as a loss in MMA is much more devastating than in “rocking roll” wrestling which sees champions recycled and reused on a regular basis (my opinion only).

The Stipe Miocic v Daniel Cornier fight should be an interesting bout. Stipe will surely spend a lot of time training on jigsaw mats or MMA mats before the bout as he will want to regain the title he defended a record 3 times before his loss. For Cornier a win will mean maintaining a near perfect record with the only loss in his career coming against living legend Jon Jones. What ever happens it will be an excellent fight.