Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will complete their highly-anticipated trilogy at UFC 252.
Dana White has battled against the issues the COVID-19 lockdown has caused by putting on a string of exciting shows, which saw the promotion’s president secure an area of Abu Dhabi to stage fights.
‘Fight Island’ was a rip roaring success and now MMA’s elite are back in their spiritual home of Las Vegas and UFC 252 promises to be another thriller.
Miocic vs Cormier 3 will headline the huge night of action with the two having won a fight each at UFC 226 and 241.
Now they’ll face off for a third and final time in an exciting main event and here’s all you need to know about it…
WHEN IS STIPE MIOCIC VS. DANIEL CORMIER 3 AT UFC 252?
- Date: Saturday, Aug. 15
- Early prelims: 6 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
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UFC 252: Date and start time
The event will take place on Saturday, August 15, while UK fans can catch it in the early hours of Sunday, August 16 – live on talkSPORT 2.
The preliminary card will begin at 1am UK time. The main card will start around 3am with Miocic vs Cormier 3 expected at 5am.
It will take place at the UFC APEX Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be held behind closed doors.
UFC 252: TV and live stream
BT Sport will broadcast the event.
The early prelims will be shown on UFC’s Fight Pass for subscribers as normal.
In the US, all prelim bouts will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish.
The main event on ESPN+ will be pay-per-view in the US.
How can I watch UFC 252 for FREE?
EE mobile customers can get a FREE three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150.
You can then cancel the trial at any time.
UFC 252: Radio coverage
UFC 252 is coming to talkSPORT 2 this Sunday morning, beginning at 1am.
Adam Catterall, Nick Peet and Dan Hardy will be your commentary team.
You can follow the action through the radio player below or right here.
You can also listen through the talkSPORT app, on DAB, through your smart speaker or on 1053 or 1089 AM.
UFC 252: Fight card
Main card (BT Sport/talkSPORT, 3am Sunday)
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Daniel Cormier – Heavyweight
Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera – Bantamweight
Junior dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – Heavyweight
John Dodson vs. Merab Dvalishvili – Bantamweight
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cuțelaba – Light Heavyweight
Preliminary Card (BT Sport/talkSPORT, 1am Sunday)
Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel – Lightweight
Ashley Yoder vs. Livia Renata Souza – Women’s Strawweight
Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter – Heavyweight
Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba – Women’s Strawweight
Early prelims (UFC Fight Pass, 11.30pm Saturday)
Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda – Featherweight
T.J Brown vs. Daniel Chavez – Featherweight
UFC 252: What have the fighters said?
Cormier has warned Miocic to ‘bring his wrestling shoes’ to UFC 252.
“I love fighting in the small cage at the APEX,” he said. “That old leg is gonna be right in front of me to grab. I’ll be like Curtis Blaydes.
“If you want to see a 25-minute stand-up fight, that’s not what you’re getting.
“I hope Stipe has his wrestling shoes, because with the small cage, single-leg, single-leg, single-leg, single-leg, wrestling.
“It is what it is. Sorry.”