The UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosts UFC 252. The 11-fight card is topped by the rubber match in the heavyweight title trilogy between Stipe Miocic & Daniel Cormier.
The first meeting at UFC 226 saw Cormier dethrone Miocic by a first round knockout. The second meeting came last August at UFC 241 where Miocic scored a come from behind, fourth round knockout to regain the UFC’s Heavyweight crown.
In the co-main event, unbeaten rising star “Suga” Sean O’Malley looks to continue his climb up the ladder when he faces Ecuador’s Marlon “Chito” Vera. Former heavyweight champion “Cigano” Junior Dos Santos takes on fellow knockout artist Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Top 15 ranked bantamweight contenders meet as former flyweight title challenger John “The Magician” Dodson faces, streaking Merab Dvalishvili.
Number 15 ranked women;s strawweight contender Felice Herrig returns to action after two years due to a torn ACL, meeting former Incvicta champion, Virna Jandiroba. And former Invicta Champion Renata Souza squares off with “TUF” 23 alumni Ashley “The Spider Money” Yoder.
- Heavyweight Title Bout: (champ) Stipe Miocic (20-3) def. Daniel Cormier (22-3) by (48-47, 49-46 x2) unanimous decision
- Bantamweight Bout: Marlon Vera (18-6-1) def. Sean O’Malley (12-1) by TKO (ground & pound) 4:40 R1
- Heavyweight Bout: Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-1) def. Junior Dos Santos (21-8) by TKO (punches) 3:47 R2
- Featherweight Bout: Daniel Pineda (27-13) def. Herbert Burns (11-3) by TKO (ground & pound) 4:37 R2
- Bantamweight Bout: Merab Dvalishvili (12-4) def. John Dodson (22-11) by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
- Lightweight Bout: Vinc Pichel (13-2) def. Jim Miller (32-15) by (29-27, 29-28 x2) unanimous decision
- Women’s Strawweight Bout: Virna Jandiroba (16-1) def. Felice Herrig (14-9) by submission (armbar) 1:44 R1
- Featherweight Bout: Danny Chavez (11-3) def. TJ Brown (14-8) by (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
- Women’s Strawweight Bou: Livia Renata Souza (14-2) def. Ashley Yoder (7-6) by (30-27, 29-28 x2) unanimous decision
- Heavyweight Bout: Christopher Daukaus (9-3) def. Parker Porter (10-6) by TKO (strikes) 4:28 R1
- Featherweight Bout: Kai Kamaka III (8-2) def. Tony Kelly (6-2) by (29-28 x3) unanimous decision