On Saturday, Aug. 15, the UFC hosted UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 from from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event once again featured no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the night’s main event, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic met former two-division titleholder Daniel Cormier for a third time. The pair’s first meeting at UFC 226 came to an abrupt end when Cormier knocked out Miocic to capture the belt. Miocic exacted revenge at UFC 241 with a fourth-round stoppage to reclaim the belt.
The event kicked off with two fights streaming live on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary-card bouts followed at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, with the five-fight main card airing live on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
Stipe Miocic def. Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) – for heavyweight title
Marlon Vera def. Sean O’Malley by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:40
Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Junior dos Santos by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:47
Daniel Pineda def. Herbert Burns by TKO (elbows). Round 2, 4:37
Merab Dvalishvili def. John Dodson by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Vinc Pichel def. Jim Miller by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Virna Jandiroba def. Felice Herrig by submission (armbar). Round 1, 1:44
Danny Chavez def. T.J. Brown by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Livia Renata Souza def. Ashley Yoder by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Chris Daukaus def. Parker Porter by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:28
Kai Kamaka III def. Tony Kelley by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
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