When Is Stipe Miocic’s Next Fight

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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, Stipe Miocic gestures after a win over Francis Ngannou during a heavyweight championship.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Oct 26, 2023, 9:30 PM
  • Stipe Miocic is the former undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion.
  • Miocic is widely regarded as the greatest UFC Heavyweight Champion.
  • Miocic’s next opponent is Jon Jones for the UFC Heavyweight title.

Stipe Miocic was a former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion after successfully beating Fabricio Werdum in May 2016 and reclaiming the title against Daniel Cormier in August 2019. He also has the most title defenses in the division’s history, with four. This made Miocic an MMA superstar, and he has been a perpetual name in BetMGM’s online sportsbook.

Despite all of this success in his UFC career, he lost his most recent title defense against Francis Ngannou in their March 2021 championship rematch. Still, he remains one of the most popular and fan-favorite athletes from the Las Vegas-based promotion. Currently, he is the number two-ranked contender in the heavyweight division, but when will he return to action?

When Is Stipe Miocic’s Next Fight

Stipe Miocic was supposed to fight reigning UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 295 on Nov. 11, 2023, inside Madison Square Garden in New York, but “Bones” suffered a shoulder injury during training camp and was forced out of the world title showdown. This fight is expected to be rescheduled in 2024.

The UFC has since replaced this fight with an interim heavyweight title match between Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall.

Stipe Miocic MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 20-4
  • Wins by TKO/KO: 15
  • Wins by submission: 0
  • Wins by decision: 5
  • Striking accuracy: 53%
  • Significant strikes landed per minute: 4.82
  • Significant strikes absorbed: 3.82
  • Takedown average per 15 minutes: 1.86
  • Submission average per 15 minutes: 0
  • Significant strikes defense: 55%
  • Takedown defense: 68%
  • Knockdown average: 0.52
  • Average fight time: 11:11

Stipe Miocic Notable Wins

Stipe Miocic competed in 18 UFC fights and won 14 of those, which includes victories over Roy Nelson, Gabriel Gonzaga, Fabio Maldonado, Mark Hunt, Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum, Alistair Overeem, Junior Dos Santos, Francis Ngannou and Daniel Cormier.

Stipe Miocic UFC Earnings

Stipe Miocic’s estimated career earnings in the UFC is $6,680,000, which includes his base pay, performance bonuses and pay-per-view incentives. This $6.6 million threshold excludes other earnings from other sponsors, deals and endorsements outside the UFC.

Stipe Miocic Team and Corner

Stipe Miocic trains in Strong Style Fight Team in Independence, Ohio, where founder and owner Marcus Marinelli is his head coach and trainer. Other coaches and cornermen of Miocic are boxing coach Alex Cooper and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach Pablo Castro.

UFC welterweight fighter veteran Matt Brown and former UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt were the other notable names who trained in the same gym as Miocic.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.