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Miocic to defend title against Cormier at UFC 226

LAS VEGAS — Stipe Miocic will defend his heavyweight title against light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 226.

The rare matchup of two reigning champions on July 7 will cap the seventh annual UFC International Fight Week.

Miocic and Cormier both defended their titles last Saturday at UFC 220 in Boston.

Miocic (18-2) outpointed Francis Ngannou in the main event at TD Garden and set the UFC heavyweight record with his third straight successful title defence .

Cormier (20-1) dominated Volkan Oezdemir via TKO to retain the 205-pound belt.

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