LAS VEGAS – Perhaps the most anticipated trilogy fight in UFC history is official after Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier weighed in for the UFC 252 main event.
Given they are heavyweights, there was no concern about champion Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) or challenger Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) coming too heavy for their title-fight encounter.
What was examined, though, was the difference in stature from the previous meetings. After coming in at 242.5 pounds for the first fight at UFC 226 in July 2018 then 230.5 pounds for the rematch at UFC 241 in August 2019, Miocic was 233 pounds for the trilogy fight.
Cormier, meanwhile, weighed in at 236 for the final clash after being 246 for the first contest and 236.5 pounds for the rematch.
Cormier, in the interim, tipped the scales at 236 for the last conflict in the wake of being 246 for the primary challenge and 236.5 pounds for the rematch.
What will any adjustments in weight do for them on fight night? That question will be answered Miocic and Cormier clash for heavyweight gold one more time.
UFC 252 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN/ESPN+.