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UFC 241 Odds: Cormier vs. Miocic 2 & Full Main Card

Cole Shelton

by Cole Shelton in Mixed Martial Arts News

Updated Apr 2, 2020 · 3:27 PM PDT

Miocic throws punch at Cormier
Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier face each other in headlining rematch at UFC 241. Photo from @CallYouOut7 (Twitter).
  • UFC 241 goes down on Saturday in what could be the biggest card of the year
  • Cormier and Miocic will rematch of their fight last year
  • See the odds for full UFC 241 main card

The Octagon is in Anaheim, California on Saturday, August 17 for a stacked UFC 241 card. In the main event, heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier looks to defend his title in a rematch against Stipe Miocic from their fight at UFC 226 last summer.

The co-main event sees fan-favorites Anthony Pettis fight Nate Diaz, while the card also has Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa. The main card airs live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.

Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic Odds

Fighter Odds at Sportsbook 1 Odds at Sportsbook 2
Daniel Cormier -150 -140
Stipe Miocic +120 +120

*All Odds Taken Aug. 12

Can Cormier Remain Unbeaten at Heavyweight?

Cormier (22-1 and one no-contest) is coming off of a submission win over Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 and is looking to defend his heavyweight title for the second time. Before that, he knocked out Miocic at UFC 226 to win the belt and become a two-division champion.

In Strikeforce, ‘DC’ was also a heavyweight where he won the division’s Grand Prix and is undefeated at heavyweight with notable wins over Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, Frank Mir, and Roy Nelson.


Miocic (18-3) is coming off of a knockout loss to Cormier last July and has been waiting for a rematch ever since. Before the loss to ‘DC’ the Cleveland-native defended his title a record three times as he knocked out Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem, and beat Francis Ngannou by decision.

He won the belt at UFC 198 when he knocked out Fabricio Werdum.

Tale of the Tape

40 Age 36
5’11” Height 6’4″
72.5″ Reach 80″
8 UFC title fights 5
+140 Odds for last fight -170

The odds suggest it will be a close fight and a tough fight to call, and I’m in that boat. In the first fight, Miocic had success on his feet using his reach and jab effectively to stay at range and fire combinations at Cormier. Cormier’s game plan eventually won out as he was able to get inside and make it a ‘dirty’ boxing fight, where he would clinch, throw elbows and short punches – the exact punch that knocked Miocic out.

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In this fight, I don’t see that happening, as I think it will be a really close fight, but the two will go the distance. When they do, it will be Daniel Cormier getting his hand raised as he will utilize his wrestling in this fight and his pressure to style and dictate the pace to win a close fight.

Pick: Daniel Cormier (-140)

Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz Odds

Fighter Odds at Sportsbook 1 Odds at Sportsbook 2
Anthony Pettis -125 -130
Nate Diaz -105 +110

Pettis Remains in Welterweight Division

Pettis (22-8) is coming off of his welterweight debut back in March where he knocked out Stephen Thompson in spectacular fashion. Before that, he lost to Tony Ferguson at UFC 229 after he had beaten Michael Chiesa at UFC 226. ‘Showtime’ is the former UFC lightweight champion and had fought as a  featherweight before.

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Diaz Returns to Octagon

Diaz (19-11) has not fought since UFC 202 in August of 2016 where he lost to Conor McGregor. Since then, he has been on the sidelines for unknown reasons waiting for a fight. Before the loss to the Irishman, he shockingly beat him by submission at UFC 196.

Tale of The Tape

32 Age 34
5’10” Height 6’0″
72.5″ Reach 76″
1-0 UFC Welterweight record 1-1
March 2019 Last Fight August 2016

Another super close fight to call. Pettis has fought way more recently which I give the advantage to given the fact you never know what kind of shape someone will be in after three years away from the Octagon. Yet, the Diaz brothers are always training and in shape, and at welterweight, both fighters should be better.


In this fight, for Pettis, it will be hard to knock out Diaz as he has a very good chin, but the strength at 170 is legit. However, many are pointing to Diaz’s pace and cardio which will be too much for Pettis which is a good point, as they match up so evenly standing and on the ground. But, I think Pettis is just slightly better and will get his hand raised by decision.

Pick: Anthony Pettis (-125)

The Rest of UFC 241 Main Card

Here are the odds for the remaining fights on the card.

Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa Odds

Fighter Odds at Sportsbook 1 Odds at Sportsbook 2
Yoel Romero -165 -155
Paulo Costa +135 +135

Sodiq Yusuff vs Gabriel Benitez Odds

Fighter Odds at Sportsbook 1 Odds at Sportsbook 2
Sodiq Yusuff -335 -275
Gabriel Benitez +255 +235

Ian Heinisch vs Derek Brunson Odds

Fighter Odds at Sportsbook 1 Odds at Sportsbook 2
Ian Heinisch -170 -155
Derek Brunson +140 +135
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