How to watch UFC 252 Miocic vs. Cormier live in the US

Posted: 13 August 2020 7:50 pm

Miocic vs Cormier

Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier 3 concludes 1 of the great rivalries in UFC history. This is how to watch.

Heavyweights Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier have established one of the great rivalries in the UFC. With one victory apiece, eternal bragging rights are on the line when they face off one last time at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Expect a little rust as this trilogy fight will mark a first appearance for both fighters since Miocic stopped Cormier at UFC 241 back in August 2019 to regain his heavyweight title. Former two-division champion Cormier is tipped to retire after this fight.

When is UFC 252 Miocic vs. Cormier?

Saturday, August 15 is the date for the finale to a match-up that will long be remembered by UFC fans. The preliminary card starts at 8pm EDT with four fights. There are five more bouts on the main card, which starts from 10pm EDT.

How to watch UFC 252 Miocic vs. Cormier

When it comes to watching UFC’s biggest events in the US, ESPN, ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass are your options for the live action. Typically the broadcasters differ for the early prelims, prelims and the main card. We break it all down for you in our complete guide to live streaming UFC in the US.

For UFC 252, the cards are broken up as follows: the early prelims are on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass, the preliminary card is on ESPN and the main card is exclusive to ESPN+ on pay-per-view.

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Watch UFC 252 Miocic vs. Cormier on ESPN+

If you plan to catch the trilogy fight between these legendary combatants, you need ESPN+, the exclusive rights holder of the main card. Right now you can get all the UFC 252 action plus an ESPN+ Annual Plan for $84.98 for new subscribers. You also have the option to bundle it with Hulu and Disney+. Current subscribers can get it for $64.99. You also get in-depth UFC analysis and an awesome fight archive. It’s available on:

  • Apple and Android devices
  • Fire TV, Roku, Samsung smart TVs
  • Chromecast
  • PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Oculus Go

You can also check out all you need to know to sign up for ESPN+.

Live stream UFC 252 early prelims with UFC Fight Pass

You can check out the early prelims with a subscription to UFC Fight Pass. There is a monthly subscription for $9.99 a month or you can pay $95.99 for a discounted annual pass. It’s not just the live action of the UFC 252 early prelims, you also get an extensive fight catalog that includes boxing, Muay Thai and kickboxing. New subscribers can also access a free seven-day trial.

UFC 252 full card

Here’s the schedule for UFC 252 Miocic vs Cormier on Saturday, August 15.

Main card

  • Heavyweight Championship: Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier
  • Bantamweight: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera
  • Heavyweight: Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Junior Dos Santos
  • Bantamweight: Merab Dvalishvili vs. John Dodson
  • Featherweight: Kai Kamaka vs. Tony Kelley

Preliminary card

  • Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel
  • Women’s Strawweight: Livinha Souza vs. Ashley Yoder
  • Heavyweight: Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter
  • Women’s Strawweight: Virna Jandiroba vs. Felice Herrig
  • Featherweight: Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda
  • Featherweight: TJ Brown vs. Danny Chavez

Who will win UFC 252 Miocic vs. Cormier?

At 41, Daniel Cormier acknowledges this is almost certainly his last fight. Holding a 22-2 win-loss record with 1 no contest, his best days are behind him. But the American would love nothing more than to sign off with another win over Miocic (19-3).

Current heavyweight champion Miocic, 37, holds a significant age and height advantage. Knocked out in the first round the first time he met Cormier, he made the necessary adjustments in their second fight to score a fourth-round TKO. Conditioning will play a major part in the outcome and both fighters possess the firepower needed for a knockout win. We’re leaning narrowly towards a Miocic triumph with a third or fourth-round stoppage.

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