The Octagon remains in Las Vegas for tonight’s UFC 252 event, a eleven-bout fight card headlined by a trilogy bout between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic.
The former UFC champ-champ, Cormier (22-2 MMA), will be making his final walk to the Octagon this evening. ‘DC’ has not competed since suffering a fourth round TKO loss to Miocic in their rematch at UFC 241. Prior to that setback, Daniel Cormier was coming off back-to-back stoppage wins over Derrick Lewis and the aforementioned Stipe Miocic.
Meanwhile, Miocic (19-3 MMA) will also be fighting for the first time since defeating Cormier this past August. The Cleveland native has gone 7-1 over his past eight fights overall entering tonight’s highly anticipated UFC 252 main event.
Tonight’s UFC 252 co-main attraction features a key bantamweight bout between surging division contenders Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera.
O’Malley (12-0 MMA) was most recently seen in action at June’s UFC 250 event where he scored a sensational first round knockout victory over former WEC title holder Eddie Wineland. Since joining the UFC ranks in December of 2017, ‘Sugar’ has gone a perfect 4-0 including two stoppage victories.
Meanwhile, Marlon Vera (15-6-1 MMA) will enter UFC 252 looking to rebound, this after having his five-fight win streak snapped by Song Yadong via decision. Prior to the setback, ‘Chito’ had scored a miraculous five stoppage wins in a row.
Also featured on tonight’s UFC 252 main card is a key heavyweight bout featuring former champion Junior dos Santos taking on dangerous knockout artist Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Dos Santos (21-7 MMA) will enter tonight’s pay-per-view event looking to rebound, this after suffering TKO losses to Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes in his most recent Octagon appearances. Prior to the setbacks, ‘JDS’ had put together a three-fight win streak, which included wins over Blagoy Ivanov, Tai Tuivasa and Derrick Lewis.
As for Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-1 MMA), ‘Bigi Boy’ is coming off the first loss of his professional career to Francis Ngannou at UFC 249. Prior to the setback, Rozenstruik was riding a ten-fight win streak which included five victories in a row by way of knockout.
Get all of tonight’s UFC 252 Results and Highlights below:
UFC 252 Main Card (10pm est on PPV)
Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier – Miocic def. Cormier (49-46 x2, 48-47)
Sean O’Malley vs Marlon Vera – Vera def. O’Malley via TKO in Round 1
Junior dos Santos vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik – Rozenstruik def. Dos Santos via KO in Round 2
Herbert Burns vs Daniel Pineda – Pineda def. Burns via TKO at 4:37 of Round 2
John Dodson vs Merab Dvalishvili – Dvalishvili def. Dodson by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Merab took Dodson for a ride in RD 1! 🤯
— UFC (@ufc) August 16, 2020
UFC 252 Prelims (8pm est on ESPN+)
Jim Miler vs Vinc Pichel – Pichel def. Miller by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 29-27)
Felice Herrig vs Virna Jandiroba – Jandiroba def. Herrig via armbar at 1:44 of Round 1
T.J. Brown vs Daniel Chavez – Chavez def. Brown by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Ashley Yoder vs Renata Souza – Souza def. Yoder by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
UFC 252 Early Prelims (7pm est on ESPN+)
Chris Daukus vs Parker Porter – Daukus def. Porter via TKO at 4:28 of Round 1
HAND SPEED FOR DAYS! 😳@ChrisDaukausMMA – welcome to the UFC!
— UFC (@ufc) August 15, 2020
Kai Kamaka vs Tony Kelley – Kamaka def. Kelley by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
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