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Stipe Miocic

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  • Name: Stipe Miocic
  • MMA Record: 18-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 6 Wins
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1982.08.19
  • Last Fight: January 20, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 246.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Strong Style Fight Team
  • Height: 6'4" (194cm) | Reach: 80.0" (203cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,762,000 USD
  • Born: Euclid, Ohio, United States
  • Fighting out of: Independence, Ohio
  • College: Cleveland State University
  • Foundation Style: N/A
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Stipe Miocic Heavyweight Ranking History

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Stipe Miocic MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Daniel Cormier
18-2-0 20-1-0

Us UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier
Main Event | Title Defense | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2018.07.07
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Cm Francis N'Gannou
17-2-0 11-1-0

Us UFC 220: Miocic vs. N'Gannou
Main Event | Title Defense | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2018.01.20
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $600,000 Base | Weigh-In: 246.0 lbs (111.6 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#4 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2018
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:22 Round 1 of 5

Br Junior dos Santos
16-2-0 18-4-0

Us UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2
Main Event | Title Defense | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2017.05.13
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 246.0 lbs (111.6 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#43 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
UFC 211 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO
4:27 Round 1 of 5

Nl Alistair Overeem
15-2-0 41-14-0

Us UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem
Main Event | Title Defense | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.09.10
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $650,000 ($600K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 246.0 lbs (111.6 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#39 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
#19 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
UFC 203 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
2:47 Round 1 of 5

Br Fabrício Werdum
14-2-0 20-5-1

Br UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight | 265

2016.05.14
Odds: +165 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 241.0 lbs (109.3 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#4 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
UFC 198 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Fabrício Werdum UFC UFN 82 2016.02.06
Reason: Werdum Foot Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:54 Round 1 of 3

By Andrei Arlovski
13-2-0 25-10-0

Us UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.01.02
Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $170,000 ($60K Base, $60K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 241.5 lbs (109.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#12 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
UFC 195 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Ben Rothwell UFC UFN 76 2015.10.24
Reason: Miocic Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:47 Round 5 of 5, 22:47 Total

Nz Mark Hunt
12-2-0 10-9-1

Au UFC Fight Night 65: Miocic vs. Hunt
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.05.09
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 243.0 lbs (110.2 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Br Junior dos Santos
12-1-0 16-3-0

Us UFC on FOX 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.12.13
Odds: +370 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $80,000 ($30K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 243.0 lbs (110.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Machine Gun Kelly feat. DMX - D3MONS
#9 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
UFC on FOX 13 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:35 Round 1 of 5

Br Fábio Maldonado
11-1-0 21-6-0

Br UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Maldonado
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.05.31
Odds: -675 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 238.0 lbs (108.0 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Junior dos Santos UFC UFN 2014.05.31
Reason: Dos Santos Hand Injury
Cancelled Bout Junior dos Santos UFC 173 2014.05.24
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Gabriel Gonzaga
10-1-0 16-7-0

Us UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.01.25
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 245.0 lbs (111.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Roy Nelson
9-1-0 19-7-0

Ca UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.06.15
Odds: +225 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 243.0 lbs (110.2 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel
Cancelled Bout Soa Palelei UFC 161 2013.06.15
Reason: Miocic to Nelson Fight
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:50 Round 2 of 5, 8:50 Total

Nl Stefan Struve
9-0-0 24-5-0

Gb UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.09.29
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 239.0 lbs (108.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
UFC on FUEL TV 5 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Elbows
3:14 Round 2 of 3, 8:14 Total

Us Shane Del Rosario
8-0-0 11-0-0

Us UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.05.26
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 245.0 lbs (111.1 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: Linkin Park - Points of Authority
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:43 Round 1 of 3

Gb Phil De Fries
7-0-0 8-0-0

Us UFC on FUEL TV 1: Ellenberger vs. Sanchez
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.02.15
Odds: -500 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 240.0 lbs (108.9 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#39 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
UFC on FUEL TV 1 Knockout of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Joey Beltran
6-0-0 13-5-0

Us UFC 136: Edgar vs Maynard 3
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.10.08
Odds: -290 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 236.0 lbs (107.0 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Submission

Us Bobby Brents

Us North American Allied Fight Series

2011.06.04
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Will Penn

Us North American Allied Fight Series

2011.04.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Greg Maynard

Us North American Allied Fight Series

2010.12.04
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Jeremy Holm

Us North American Allied Fight Series

2010.08.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:32 Round 2 of 3, 6:32 Total

Us Paul Barry
1-0-0 3-0-0

Us Moosin: God of Martial Arts
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.05.21
Disclosed Pay: $2,000 ($1K Base, $1K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 241.0 lbs (109.3 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Corey Mullis

Us North American Allied Fight Series

2010.02.20
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO

Us Nick Turco

Us North American Allied Fight Series

2008.06.07
Win | KO/TKO

Us Josh Stansbury

Us North American Allied Fight Series

2008.02.16
Win | KO/TKO

Us Matt Lust

Us North American Allied Fight Series

2007.11.03
Win | KO/TKO

Us Seth Cole

Us North American Allied Fight Series

2007.09.08
Win | KO/TKO

Us Dave Bush

Us North American Allied Fight Series

2006.08.03

Stipe Miocic Wiki Update Wiki

Miocic trains out of Strong Style Fight Team in Ohio along with UFC veteran Forrest Petz and Bellator's Chris Lozano and Brian Rogers. He received interest from Major League Baseball teams during his collegiate years at Cleveland State University and ranked nationally in wrestling at 197 lbs alongside such names as Nik Fekete, Ryan Bader, and Muhammed Lawal. Miocic played baseball his senior year at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee.He helped lead the team to the TranSouth Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championship, hitting .344 with 14 doubles, 4 triples, 7 home runs and 43 RBI. He earned the TranSouth Player of the Week award. Miocic is also a former Golden Gloves champion and NCAA D1 wrestler.


Miocic would win his first 5 MMA bouts by TKO earning him a heavyweight title shot for NAAFS. He would beat Bob "Zombie" Brents to win the title by submission after he hit him with numerous leg kicks.


Miocic made his UFC debut against Joey Beltran on October 8, 2011 at UFC 136 and won the fight via unanimous decision. He would follow up his debut with a Knockout of the Night over Phil De Fries and another TKO win over Shane Del Rosario. Stipe would face off against Stefan Struve in the Main Event of UFC on Fuel TV 5. Miocic would lose by TKO in the second round however he did earn Fight of the Night. After the TKO loss to Struve, Miocic would bounce back in a huge way at UFC 161 with his greatest victory to date, upsetting top HW contender and TUF season 10 winner Roy "Big Country" Nelson. Miocic not only shocked the world with that victory, but he also showcased a wealth of improvement in his overall striking both defensively and offensively.


Miocic then faced another heavy hitter in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Gabriel Gonzaga, owner of 11 devastating finishes in the UFC Heavyweight division both by submission and T/KO. After a slow and rather tedious first round in which Miocic mostly tried to avoid and block Gonzaga's heavy strikes, the young boxer took over early in the second round, scoring with multiple punches, stuffing all of Gonzaga's takedowns and getting a knockdown of his own en-route to a comfortable Unanimous Decision victory.


Next Miocic faced Fábio Maldonado, a fighter who normally fights at Light Heavyweight known for his ability to absorb a lot of damage, and knocked him out in only 0:35 seconds. Miocic then went on to headline UFC on Fox 13 against Junior dos Santos where he lost a close decision. Following his loss Miocic headlined another card UFC Fight Night 65 on May 10th 2015 where he fought against Mark Hunt where he pummeled Hunt for 4 rounds before finally finishing him in the 5th round. Then Miocic fought Andrei Arlovski who was on a 6 fight win streak. Miocic beat Arlovski by TKO in under a minute and earned himself a title shot against Fabrício Werdum at UFC 198. Miocic tried to press Werdum causing him to come forward punching at Miocic. While moving backward Miocic threw a right hook that crumples Werdum. Miocic becomes the Heavyweight champion by first round KO.

Last updated 05.15.2016, 1:44 AM ET
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