The bout is a rematch from the July 2018 fight in which Cormier knocked out Miocic in the first round.
With the win, Cormier became just the second fighter ever to hold two separate division titles simultaneously (adding to his light heavyweight title and joining Conor McGregor in what was a rather exclusive club).
Stipe Miocic hasn’t fought since that loss, other than a grappling bout in which he suffered a decision loss to Aaron Howard in April.
In his most recent fight, Cormier, 40, defeated Derrick Lewis with a second-round submission at UFC 230 in November.
The first fight between these two largely took place on the feet and there is no reason to believe it will be any different on this occasion. Miocic, 36, has a considerable height and reach advantage, but Cormier is the more polished boxer and the better striker. He will again look to find openings to get inside.
Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic Betting Lines & Predictions
So, what about UFC 241 predictions for this fight? Should Miocic win this fight, it may well prove to be Cormier’s final appearance in the Octagon. Should “DC” prevail, then there is the possibility of a third and final fight against Jon Jones.
Overall, Daniel Cormier looks to have the advantage on most fronts, so he is our betting prediction to successfully defend his title.
UFC 241 Prediction: Fight Result – Daniel Cormier to Win @ -139 (1.72) with bet365