Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier face off for first time ahead of UFC 226 champion vs. champion battle

LAS VEGAS – Reigning UFC champions and opposing “The Ultimate Fighter 27” coaches Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier came face-to-face today for the first time in Las Vegas.

Heavyweight champ Miocic (18-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) and light heavyweight champ Cormier (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) are in the middle of filming for the 27th season of “TUF” before they fight each other this summer.

Miocic will put his title on the line against against Cormier in the UFC 226 headliner, which takes place July 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view.

In the meantime, though, they’re coaching 16 undefeated athletes split into two weight classes, with lightweights and featherweights going through the traditional ‘TUF’ tournament to win a UFC contract.

Check out Miocic and Cormier face off in the video above.

For more on UFC 226, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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