UFC 241 is undoubtedly the best card for this year with a much anticipated heavyweight rematch between Cormier and Stipe, a fight between two authentic badasses in the sports Nate Diaz and Pettis, and a super showdown between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa.
The main event of the evening will be the rematch between two heavyweight greats Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic. Cormier beat Miocic in the first round last year to be the new heavyweight champion. Since then Miocic has been waiting patiently for his rematch to get back his title. it would be a fight for legacy when these two get into the octagon with each other.
It’s undeniable that DC is one of the best heavyweights ever. He has never lost at heavyweight, not even a single round. But it’s hard to bet against the most decorated heavyweights of all time, Stipe Miocic. Stipe stopped the hype train named Francis Ngannou. He took Ngannous’s best shot and still dominated him for the whole match. So we can safely assume Miocic can take a shot. And Miocic can wrestle for five rounds too but can he really wrestle with a highly skilled wrestler such as Cormier?
In the first fight, Miocic was the aggressor and it seemed he didn’t respect DC’s striking games. If Stipe uses his reach and boxing skills to pick DC apart from outside and maintains the distance to stop takedowns, something he is capable of doing, Stipe will get take DC to deep water. But with second to none wrestling and striking DC seems to be the favorite. Find out detailed analysis ( Daniel Cormier beats Stipe Miocic. here’s why?)
In the co-main event, it’s the people’s favorite Nate Diaz who will get into a battle with Anthony Pettis. These two have a long rivalry who goes way back. Pettis has even said that he wants to knock Diaz out for all the trash-talking. But knocking out Diaz is easier than said.
Nate Diaz will be returning to UFC after three long years since he last fought Conor Mcgregor. And Pettis knocked out Stephen Thompson in his welterweight debut. both of these two fighters bring chaos to the octagon. It would be bloodfest for sure and these two are going to trade punches in the middle of the octagon till one of them can’t compete anymore. But Diaz seems to be the favorite here. Find out the detailed analyses here.
In another huge fight, the Soldier of God Yoel Romero looks to fight Paulo Costa in a match that may have some title implications. Romero has lost two close fights to the middleweight champion Robbert Whittaker and a win over Romero can catapult Costa in the rankings. But how do you bet against Yoel Romero? He is a freak of nature and chances are he will dominate Paulo Costa.
Main Card (10 PM ET, PPV)
Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic
Nate Diaz vs. Anthony Pettis
Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa
Gabriel Benitez vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Derek Brunson vs. Ian Heinisch
Preliminary Card (8 PM ET, ESPN)
Devonte Smith vs. Clay Collard
Raphael Assuncao vs. Cory Sandhagen
Christos Giagos vs. Drakkar Klose
Manny Bermudez vs. Casey Kenney
Preliminary Card (6:15 PM ET, Fight Pass)
Hannah Cifers vs. Jodie Esquibel
Kyung Ho Kang vs. Brandon Davis
Shana Dobson vs. Sabina Mazo
where to watch: UFC 241 can be watched on ESPN Plus. It will also be telecasted on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Pix on 18th August.
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