The long awaited trilogy between UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier is finally on.
The third fight is set for UFC 252 on August 15 with the show expected to take place in the U.S., though a location and venue have not been determined at this time.
UFC President Dana White on Tuesday announced the fight on ESPN’s first take. Multiple sources also confirmed the news to MMA Fighting, saying bout agreements were issued for the fight. Cormier previously posted a signed contract on his social media, signifying the fight is a done deal.
Miocic and Cormier have split their first two fights, initially meeting in 2018 and then clashing again in 2019. Cormier won the first fight with a stunning knockout in the opening round.
Miocic then avenged that defeat with a dramatic fourth-round TKO to finish Cormier and reclaim the UFC heavyweight title.
Now the trilogy will settle the score once and for all with Miocic putting the heavyweight title up for grabs and Cormier planning the final fight of his legendary career.
Miocic vs Cormier 3 will headline UFC 252 with more fights expected to be added in the coming weeks.