A heavyweight title fight rematch between current champion Daniel Cormier and former kingpin Stipe Miocic has now officially been announced for UFC 241 in Anaheim on August 17th.
Cormier defeated Miocic by knockout in the first round to win the belt in July of last year and has since gone on to successfully defend the title against Derrick Lewis.
DC had hinted at retiring on his 40th birthday earlier this year, but had still been holding out for a blockbuster fight with Brock Lesnar, who had challenged him in the Octagon after he defeated Miocic.
However, Lesnar apparently had seconds thoughts about the match-up and Dana White confirmed the WWE superstar had retired from MMA last week, which has paved the way for this rematch instead.
The 36-year-old Miocic hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since his KO loss to Cormier as he’s been holding out for an immediate rematch, and as such he’s now been granted his wish.
Prior to that loss Miocic had successfully defended the belt three times – a new record at heavyweight – defeating Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos and Francis Ngannou, after previously having won the strap with knockout victory against Fabricio Werdum.
Cormier vs. Miocic is currently the only fight officially announced for the UFC 241 event.