Saturday, july 7, 2018,
Las Vegas, Nevada
UFC 226 will blow the roof off of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 7th.
There has been a mixed bag of main events headlining UFC all year long. But at UFC 226, MMA fans will get their first heavyweight champion versus champion SUPERFIGHT!
The UFC 226 Headliner
Stipe Miocic (c) -260 V Daniel “DC” Cormier (c) +220
UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will go head-to-head at UFC 226. Both fighters have taken out every major contender within their own divisions leaving only one option. FIGHT!
Miocic is coming off a unanimous decision win over Francis Ngannou at UFC 220. He has also defended his heavyweight belt a record three consecutive times! Can he hold off DC?
Cormier also defended his title at UFC 220 in Boston. He beat Volkan Oezdemir with a second-round TKO. If DC wins this fight, he will be the second fighter in UFC history to hold two different titles in two different divisions at the same time.
Max “Blessed” Holloway -210 (c) V #1 Brian “T-City” Ortega +175
Holloway is defending his UFC featherweight title for the second time. The 26-year-old Hawaiian is riding a 12-fight win streak dating to 2013.
He faces Ortega who is fighting out of So Cal. The challenger earned a featherweight title shot by knocking out Freddie Edgar at UFC 222.
#1 Francis “The Predator” Ngannou -320 V #5 Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis +260
Ngannou lost his title shot to the aforementioned Miocic for the title at UFC 220. Before that loss, the French-Cameroonian heavyweight had beaten all six UFC opponents he faced with four fights ending in the first round.
In his last fight, Lewis KOed Marcin Tybura. He has 17 career wins by knockout.
#9 Michael “Maverick” Chiesa -145 V #12 Anthony “Showtime” Pettis +125
This fight was originally scheduled for UFC 223 until Conor McGregor's bizarre bus attack at the card's media day. After the dust settled, Chiesa suffered multiple cuts on his face. Combine that with weight-cutting complications and the fight was postponed.
When: July 7, 2018
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier
Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega
Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis
Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis
Gokhan Saki vs. Khalil Rountree Jr.
The rest of the card
Gokhan “The Rebel” Saki V Khalil Rountree Jr
#10 Uriah “Prime Time” Hall V Paulo “The Eraser” Costa
Yancy Medeiros V Mike “Platinum” Perry
#3 Raphael Assuncao V #12 Rob Font
Curtis “Curtious” Millender Vs Max “Pain” Griffin
Dan “The Hangman” Hooker V Gilbert “Durinho” Burns
*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.