The trilogy bout between Cormier and Miocic is set to take place on August 15.
Daniel Cormier Vs. Miocic set for third time in a title bout. Both have shared a lot history being in the Octagon twice and there will be another clash on August 15.
UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on August 15, 2020, at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. UFC announced the fight card during the UFC 251: Usman Vs. Masvidal event. UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 is supposed to headline the event if there is no hurdle in the event.
A Bantamweight bout between Pedro Munhoz and former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar was slated to happen at UFC 251. However, promotion officials elected to schedule the pairing four days later for UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige. On July 6, it was announced that the bout between Munhoz and Edgar was scrapped due to Munhoz testing positive for COVID-19. They were later rescheduled for this event.
Rogério Bontorin was expected to face promotional newcomer Manel Kape at the event. However, Bontorin pulled out of the fight on July 22 due to an ankle injury. A light heavyweight rematch between Magomed Ankalaev and Ion Cuțelaba was expected to take place at this event. Cuțelaba pulled out on August 11 after testing positive for COVID-19 and the bout was rescheduled for UFC Fight Night 175.
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