Join us in the video player above tonight for a ‘radio style’ play-by-play broadcast of the UFC 252 PPV (pay-per-view) MAIN CARD with LIVE updates, results & reactions in our Live YouTube Video Stream, which will begin at approximately 8:30-9PM CST, at the start of the Featured Preliminary bout between Jim ‘A-10’ Miller & Vinc ‘From Hell’ Pichel on our Combat Culture YouTube Channel.
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The UFC is showcasing a card featuring a title fight for the World Heavyweight Championship tonight. In our featured bout we have Miocic and Cormier going at it for the third time in a trilogy bout nobody really asked for, or did they? The UFC is marketing this as the most important Heavyweight bout in UFC history. To refresh your memories, first we had Cormier victorious over Miocic at UFC 226 in July, 2018 via Punches at 4:33 of Round 1, next we had Miocic victorious over Cormier at UFC 241 in August, 2019 via Punches at 4:09 of Round 4. TONIGHT (Sat. August 15, 2020) we have the trilogy bout at the UFC 252 PPV event being broadcast from the relatively new #UFCAPEX Fight Center in Las Vegas.
Daniel Cormier, is entering the octagon to fight for the first time since their last bout. The former Olympic Wrestler and former two-division world champion, ‘DC’, has been busy as an analyst and commentator for the UFC this past year, while training during COVID-19. Fighting out of San Jose, California with AKA, with a 22-2 fight record, the 41 year old is going up against Stipe Miocic once again. Miocic, 37 now, holding a 19-3 fight record, also hasn’t stepped foot in the octagon since their last bout. Despite Dana White’s skepticism, Cormier has gone on record stating he is putting an end to his illustrious career, win or lose, he’s retiring tonight.
Also on the card, a highly-anticipated bantamweight scrap for our co-main event; it’s a battle between the up-and-comer, ‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley, against veteran, Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera. As if that's not enough, we also have an exciting bantamweight tilt between John ‘The Magician’ Dodson and Merab ‘The Machine’ Dvalishvili - which is preceded by a fully packed undercard... what a fun night of fights we have to look forward to!
Here’s a look at the UFC 252 Fight Card and current fight records:
UFC 252 PPV MAIN CARD | SAT. AUG 15 - 10PM/7PM ETPT
- UFC Heavyweight Championship - Stipe Miocic (19-3) vs. Daniel Cormier (22-2)
- 135lbs - Sean O’Malley (12-0) vs. Marlon Vera (17-6)
- 265lbs - Junior dos Santos (21-7) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-1)
- 145lbs - Herbert Burns (11-2) vs. Daniel Pineda (26-13)
- 135lbs - John Dodson (21-11) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (11-4)
Remember that BloodyElbow.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 252 fight card right HERE, starting with the Early Prelims, which are scheduled to begin at 7PM/4PM ETPT, then the Prelims at 8PM/5PM ETPT, with our main card start time at 10PM/7PM ETPT on the ESPN+ PPV.
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Although we are not providing a radio-style play-by-play prelims show, we do have a results post for you here on Bloody Elbow. Here is a look at the Prelims Card and current fight records going into the event:
ESPN PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT
- 155lbs - Jim Miller (32-14) vs. Vinc Pichel (12-2)
- 115lbs - Felice Herrig (14-8) vs. Virna Jandiroba (15-1)
- 145lbs - TJ Brown (14-7) vs. Danny Chavez (10-3)
- 115lbs - Livinha Souza (13-2) vs. Ashley Yoder (7-5)
ESPN+ PRELIMS | 7PM/4PM ETPT
- 265lbs - Christopher Daukaus (8-3) vs. Parker Porter (10-5)
- 145lbs - Kai Kamaka III (7-2) vs. Tony Kelley (5-1)
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Join us for the 6th ROUND POST-FIGHT SHOW, with your hosts, Zane Simon & Dayne Fox for in-depth analysis and reactions to the UFC 252 event; YouTube and SoundCloud links to the Post-Fight Show can be found RIGHT HERE during the night after the fights are all wrapped up...