Two of probably the most achieved heavyweight fighters in UFC historical past will depart all of it within the octagon at UFC 252 — and make some huge cash doing it.
Stipe Miocic (19-Three, 15 KOs) and Daniel Cormier (22-1-2, 10 KOs) will face off for the third and (presumably) ultimate time on Saturday, not just for the heavyweight belt and supreme bragging rights over the opposite, but additionally for a sizeable payday that displays their standing as two of the most important names within the sport.
Each fighters have made no less than $1 million off the opposite over their earlier two fights, and it stands to motive they’ll accomplish that another time at UFC 252. Miocic and Cormier each have wins towards the opposite heading into this trilogy bout, each of which got here in thrilling vogue: Cormier defeated Miocic through first-round knockout in UFC 226 to take his championship belt, however Miocic returned the favor in UFC 241 through fourth-round TKO.
Here is the whole lot you must know concerning the cash Miocic and Cormier stand to make off one another at UFC 252:
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Miocic vs. Cormier Three purse, prize cash for UFC 252
The total purse and prize cash for UFC 252 will not be identified till the conclusion of Saturday’s occasions, although earlier bouts have set the precedent for each Miocic and Cormier to make a whole bunch of 1000’s of whatever the consequence. Under is a breakdown of every of their earlier payouts and purses — which don’t embody winner’s bonuses, pay-per-view shares or sponsorships — from UFC 226 an 241, respectively:
UFC 226: $2.737 million
Cormier ($500,000) def. Miocic ($750,000)
UFC 241: $Three.318 million
Miocic ($750,000) def. Cormier ($500,000)
What’s Stipe Miocic’s web value?
Celeb Internet Value lists studies that Miocic is value $four million as of 2019 (the yr during which he final fought). That features no less than $1.5 million in payouts from his final two bouts towards Cormier at UFC 226 and 241.
What’s Daniel Cormier’s web value?
Cormier may be the challenger in Saturday’s UFC 252 bout towards Miocic, however he has a transparent benefit in reported web value. Per Celeb Internet Value, Cormier is value $6 million and instructions no less than $500,000 per battle; these numbers line up together with his final two fights towards Cormier, during which he earned a reported half 1,000,000 for every bout.
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Stipe Miocic’s profession document
The reigning champion enters his UFC 252 bout towards Cormier with a 19-Three document. Fifteen of Miocic’s 19 wins have come through knockout: 79 p.c. His different 4 victories (towards Joey Beltran, Roy Nelson, Gabriel Gonzaga and Francis Ngannou) had been all unanimous selections. His three losses have come towards Stefan Struve (TKO) in September 2012; Junior dos Santos (UD) in December 2014; and Cormier (KO) in July 2018. Of his losses, solely the one to Struve stays unavenged: Miocic beat each dos Santos and Cormier in rematches by TKO.
Daniel Cormier’s profession document
Cormier enters UFC 252 with a equally spectacular document, at 22-1-2. Whereas Cormier does not have as many knockouts (10) as Miocic, he does have 5 submissions to his document; he additionally has seven selections to his identify, six of them unanimous. Cormier has solely misplaced to 2 fighters in his 11-year UFC profession: Twice to Jon Jones (UD) and as soon as to Miocic (TKO). The second of Cormier’s losses to Jones, nonetheless, was dominated a no contest after Jones examined optimistic for an anabolic steroid following the battle. Cormier, who misplaced the sunshine heavyweight belt after that loss, was later reinstated as champion.