On Saturday night in Las Vegas, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will throw down for the third time in three years. After Cormier scored a knockout in their July 2018 bout to win the championship, Miocic scored his own knockout in August 2019 to win the belt back and set up a titanic rubber match that is being promoted as a clash to crown the greatest heavyweight in MMA history.
The bout headlines the pay-per-view card from the UFC Apex, with a bantamweight showdown between Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera serving as the co-main event. O’Malley has made waves as a potential future superstar and has scored back-to-back vicious knockouts in 2020, returning from two years out of the Octagon due to questionable failed drug tests.
Also featured on the card are a pair of heavyweight destroyers when Jair Rozenstruik faces off with former champion Junior dos Santos. Rozenstruik blitzed his way into the spotlight upon signing with UFC, scoring three scary knockouts in a row before being challenged by Overeem last December. It was only a matter of time, though, as Rozenstruik knocked him out with seconds left in the fight. Dos Santos, meanwhile, is coming off a pair of knockout losses, but the former champ has had a career resurgence of late with three straight wins before that stretch.
Below is all the information you need to catch the UFC 252 event on Saturday night.
How to watch UFC 252 prelims
Date: Aug. 15 | Location: UFC Apex — Las Vegas
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Stream: Watch ESPN | Channel: ESPN
How to watch UFC 252 main card
Now, here’s a look at the UFC 252 main fight card and betting odds via William Hill Sportsbook.
UFC 252 card and odds