UFC 241: Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic 2 Odds & Picks


Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier
22-1-0, 1NC
10:00 pm ET, Saturday, August 17, 2019
Honda Center in Anaheim, California, United States
Stipe Miocic
Stipe Miocic
18-3-0
TV: PPV
UFC 241: Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic 2 Odds & Picks

UFC double-champ Daniel Cormier defends the heavyweight strap against the man he won it from-Stipe Miocic, at the main event of UFC 241 on August 17, 2019, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

The bout is a rematch of their UFC 226 bout in Las Vegas, Nevada last July 2018. It can be recalled that Cormier won the belt in that match after knocking out Miocic in round 1 of a scheduled five-round affair. The victory made DC the second fighter to hold two UFC belts simultaneously.

Daniel Cormier (-165) Vs Stipe Miocic (+125)

DC has a record of 22-1 with 10 knockouts, 5 submissions, and one no-contest. The 40-year old American Kickboxing Academy standout is listed at 5-11 with a reach of 72 inches while fighting out of the orthodox stance. DC is 4-0 with one no-contest and four stoppage wins in his last four bouts. In his most recent bout, Cormier scored a second-round submission win over Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 last November.

Cormier is considered one of the best wrestlers to ever enter the UFC octagon. But in his fight against Miocic at UFC 226, DC proved that he also has knockout power. Cormier had previously stated that he would retire when he turned 40 but a scrapped fight with Brock Lesnar has forced him to fight beyond his deadline. However, it is expected that this is DC’s retirement fight, win or lose.

The 36-year old Miocic has a record of 18-3 with 14 knockouts. The part-time fireman from Cleveland stands 6-4 and has a reach of 80 inches while fighting as an orthodox fighter. Prior to his loss to DC, Miocic was on a six-fight winning streak which included five wins by stoppage with four of the knockouts happening in round one.

Daniel Cormier Tale Of The Tape Stipe Miocic
40 Age 36
1.8 m Height 1.93 m
106.6 kg Weight 108.9 kg
184.2 cm Reach 203.2 cm

Both have developed into quality boxers over time, but Cormier's boxing is more polished and nuanced than Miocic's. The first fight ended with Cormier baiting Miocic to drop his defense and landing a clean right. Cormier knew what he needed to do and executed it early. Whether one round or five, Cormier's superior technique can win him the fight via a knockout or by out-pointing Miocic on the feet. Miocic is still a danger and could end the fight with one blow, but Cormier holds the edge.

Pick: Daniel Cormier -145 (Bovada)

Anthony Pettis (-165) Vs Nate Diaz (+136)

The eccentric Nate Diaz returns to UFC 241 after nearly three years of absence. Diaz last fought during his rematch against Conor McGregor where he lost via unanimous decision. The Stockton standout is the former winner of The Ultimate Fighter 5. He is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC and ranks 2nd in the promotion for most post-fight bonuses with 15.

Diaz has a record of 19-11 with five wins by knockout and 11 by submission. Diaz stands six feet tall and has a reach of 76 inches while fighting out of the orthodox stance. The Diaz brothers own some of the best boxing in the sport as they train with world champion boxers like Andre Ward.

Anthony Pettis is the former WEC and UFC lightweight champion. After Showtime lost the UFC lightweight belt, he moved down to featherweight and challenged for the interim UFC featherweight belt. He lost to Max Holloway and returned to lightweight before moving up to welterweight in his last fight against Wonderboy Thompson.

Pettis has a record of 22-8 with 10 knockouts and 8 submissions. He stands 5-10 and has a reach of 72 ½ inches while fighting out of Team Roufusport. Pettis is just 4-5 since losing the UFC lightweight title. He’s struggled since his loss to RDA but in his last bout, Pettis looked impressive against Stephen Thompson. Win or Lose in every fight, Anthony Pettis gives fans value for money with his fan-friendly exciting style.

Anthony Pettis Tale of the tape Nate Diaz
32 Age 34
1.78 m Height 1.83 m
77.1 kg Weight 77.1 kg
184.2 cm Reach 193 cm

I think this will have the potential to be Fight of the Year, that is if it doesn’t go dud. Pettis and Diaz are going to strike early but I think the longer this fight goes, it’s going to the mat. Diaz is one of the best submission artists ever and Pettis has the same potential. However, I will give the slight edge to Anthony Pettis because Nate has been away for such a long time

Pick: Anthony Pettis -115 (Bovada)

 

UFC 241: Cormier vs Miocic 2 Odds - Full Card

Hour Team Opening BOVADA.LV BetOnline Intertops
6:15p
Daniel Cormier
Stipe Miocic
draw
6:15p
Anthony Pettis
Nate Diaz
draw
6:15p
Yoel Romero
Paulo Costa
draw
6:15p
Raphael Assuncao
Cory Sandhagen
draw
6:15p
Gabriel Benitez
Sodiq Yusuff
draw
6:15p
Poliana Botelho
Maryna Moroz
draw
6:15p
Derek Brunson
Ian Heinisch
draw
6:15p
Shana Dobson
Sabina Mazo
draw

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