While Cormier is crossing off items on his limited to-do list before reaching his self-imposed retirement age of 40 next year, Miocic eagerly accepted the matchup for what will be the biggest payday of his UFC career.
Conor McGregor held two belts at once in 2016, but those were the 145 lbs. and 155 lbs. titles.
A win over Miocic would go a long way toward proving Cormier's claim.
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This is only the third time that two current UFC champions have faced off inside the Octagon, which stands to reason why this is such a marquee fight for the promotion.
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"Every person I fight is bigger than me", Cormier said this week in Las Vegas.
Cormier elected to drop to light heavyweight only because his friend Cain Velasquez held the UFC heavyweight belt at the time.
Cormier has been such a dominant force with his grappling throughout the course of his career that it's hard to see how that doesn't become a huge factor in this fight. He made his most recent trip to the cage at UFC 200, where he originally scored a victory over Mark Hunt. Once again, Holloway is unable to battle and this makes three consecutive matches where Holloway has turned up lame.
The show capped the UFC's annual International Fight Week in early July in its hometown.
Francis Ngannou only landed a total of 11 strikes in the fight.
The sometimes outrageous Perry (12-3) ended a two-fight skid with a disciplined, punishing performance against Felder (15-4), who hung in despite seriously injuring his right forearm and getting a frightening cut near his left eye. Cucciniello went on to defeat Tyler Diamond in one of the best fights ever seen in the Ultimate Fighter gym, booking him his place in Friday's final against Dublin-based Canadian Brad Katona. I also think just mixing in the takedown and just having that threat of the takedown, can shut down a fighter's offense.