The former UFC heavyweight now competes for Bellator, but he spent three rounds apiece with both Cormier and Miocic at UFC 161 and UFC 166, respectively.
Lewis returns to action after scoring an impressive third-round TKO victory over Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 126. The win over Nelson would ultimately be Cormier's last fight at heavyweight before dropping down to 205 pounds, where he captured UFC gold at UFC 187. UFC 226 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the champion vs. champion superfight on Saturday, July on Pay-Per-View.
He's defended the heavyweight title more than any champion before him, but the renown that usually comes with that has been slow to arrive. The coverage will start at midnight on Saturday with the main card title fight at 3am on the Sunday morning.
Miocic expects a similar outcome against Cormier, who the champ describes as "A humble guy who likes to fight".
"Big Country" later dropped another decision loss to "DC" in Cormier's second Octagon appearance at UFC 166, just four months after the loss to Miocic. Read on to find out how to live stream UFC 226 and, more importantly, how to do it for free, wherever you are in the world. "Jones outworked him both times and didn't give him space to get his game plan going".
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"What happened in my last fight?" he asked. The heavyweight title is on the line and below we discuss why the oddsmakers have it all wrong as Daniel Cormier is poised to capture his second divisional crown.
"Stipe fights more like 'tag-and-go.' But we haven't seen [him] fight a wrestler yet".
Cormier has used this to his advantage.
Daniel Cormier is the undisputed "King of the Grind", which is a double whammy in some respects.
Cormier and Stipe Miocic are getting it done Saturday night. When he fought at heavyweight, and even more recently at light heavyweight, he's set a higher pace than his opponents wished to fight at, and eventually drowned them in it.