The first time Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier met, it was a right elbow from Cormier that knocked out Miocic and gave DC the UFC heavyweight title.
In the rematch, Miocic used a flurry of body shots before finishing Cormier in Round 4 to win back his belt.
Now, ahead of Saturday’s rubber match at UFC 252, bettors are giving a slight edge to the underdog Miocic.
As of Friday, Miocic is backed by 52.94% of all bettors. His current best odds of -102 imply a 50.5% chance of retaining the belt.
As for Cormier, he’s already come out and announced that Saturday’s fight will be his last in the UFC, but not everyone seems to think that gives him an extra boost.
44.44% of all bets are backing Cromier to win, despite the fact that his -110 odds make him a slight favorite and imply a 52.4% chance he walks away a champion.