Stipe Miocic Opens As Betting Favorite Against Daniel Cormier In UFC 226 Super Fight

UFC 226: Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier
UFC 226 (7/7): UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic defends against UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier

The opening betting lines for the champion versus champion “Super Fight” at UFC 226 between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier have been released.

Although there have been those who feel the style matchup favors the smaller man, the odds makers at Odd Shark have set the opening betting lines in favor of the UFC Heavyweight Champion.

Miocic (18-2), who is coming off his impressive five-round unanimous decision victory over dangerous knockout artist Francis Ngannou at UFC 220 in January, opened as a -185 betting favorite in the upcoming Super Fight.

Cormier (20-1-1), who reclaimed the undisputed UFC Light Heavyweight Championship with a second-round stoppage of Volkan Oezdemir at the same event, has been set as a +155 betting underdog in the champion versus champion bout with Miocic.

UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier goes down during UFC’s annual International Fight Week at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, July 7, airing live via pay-per-view.

Fight fans, we need your opinions. Now that Miocic is considered as a favorite going into his “super fight” with Cormier, do you think he’s finally getting the respect he deserves? Also if you were a betting man, would you bet on Miocic or Cormier? Give us your two cents in the comments below.

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  1. My money would be on Stipe.Smarter all round fighter.But it’s to close too put money on it with any kinda confidence.

  2. That’s exactly how I see it going, with D.C. getting his hand raised after 5 rounds. I’m actually surprised to see Stipe open as a favorite with oddsmakers, and to see a lot of fans and fighters picking Stipe.

  3. It’s people being salty at losing their money on Francis i think.Think Stipe is finally the sh*t haha.

  4. Agreed… this is really a tough one to call. Although I think DC’s ground game is beyond Stipe. DC’s stand up has come a long way as well. But I have to give that edge to Stipe. But… man these guys seem to be so closely matched it is crazy when you think about it. Can’t wait for this fight!


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