American mixed martial artist of Croatian descent and part-time firefighter in Cleveland, Stipe Miocic is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion and only the fourth fighter in the promotion's history to win the heavyweight championship on two different occasions.
In his first reign as UFC Heavyweight Champion, Stipe Miocic defended the title on three occasions against Alistair Overeem, Junior Dos Santos, and Francis Ngannou. With three title defenses to his name, Miocic became the only heavyweight fighter in UFC history to hold the record for for most consecutive title defenses in his division.
UFC Debut and Early Days
Stipe Miocic signed a contract with the UFC in 2011 and made his promotional debut against Joey Beltran at UFC 136 in a winning effort. In his following fights, Miocic defeated the likes of Joey Beltran, Phil de Fries, and Shane de Rosario before eventually suffering his first Octagon loss to Stefan Struve at UFC on Fuel TV 5 in 2012.
Prior to his first title shot in the UFC, Miocic defeated heavyweight veterans such as Mark Hunt and Andrei Arlovski as he gradually shifted his focus towards Fabricio Werdum's UFC Heavyweight Championship.
UFC Heavyweight Champion
At UFC 198 in Brazil, Stipe Miocic and Fabricio Werdum finally faced-off for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Miocic stunned Werdum in the first round itself, as he caught the latter with a flurry of punches to win his first title in the UFC.
Following his historic title win, Stipe Miocic successfully defended the UFC Heavyweight Championship against the likes of Alistair Overeem, Junior Dos Santos, and Francis Ngannou, as he became the only fighter in the UFC's heavyweight division to successfully defend the UFC Heavyweight Title on three consecutive occasions.
At UFC 226, Stipe Miocic was on schedule to defend his UFC Heavyweight Championship for the fourth-time against Daniel Cormier in the main event of the pay-per-view. With Cormier being in possession of the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, the 'Champion vs Champion' match was billed as "The Superfight".
Miocic, despite being the favorite, lost the fight in stunning fashion after DC knocked him out in the first round to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
At UFC 241, Stipe Miocic finally received his rematch for the UFC Heavyweight Championship against Daniel Cormier. Miocic defeated Cormier via fourth round knockout in order to win the fight and the UFC Heavyweight Championship for the second time in his career.
Major UFC Accomplishments:
UFC Heavyweight Championship (2-times)
Weight: 230.5 lbs
What nationality is Stipe Miocic?
Stipe Miocic is an American professional mixed martial artist and Firefighter-Paramedic of Croatian descent.
What is Stipe Miocic net worth?
Stipe Micocic's Net Worth is $3 Million.
How tall is Stipe Miocic?
6 ft 4 inch or 1.93 m