Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier superfight to headline UFC 226


UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, right, lands a right hand on Francis Ngannou at UFC 220. Miocic retained his title via unanimous decision. (Gregory Payan/AP)

LAS VEGAS – Stipe Miocic will defend his heavyweight title against light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 226.

The rare matchup of two reigning champions on July 7 will cap the seventh annual UFC International Fight Week.

Miocic and Cormier both defended their titles last Saturday at UFC 220 in Boston.

Miocic (18-2) outpointed Francis Ngannou in the main event at TD Garden and set the UFC heavyweight record with his third straight successful title defence.

Cormier (20-1) dominated Volkan Oezdemir via TKO to retain the 205-pound belt.

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