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UFC 241: Cormier vs Miocic 2 live stream, TV channel, fight card, start time and how to watch on BT Sport

Pound-for-pound king Daniel Cormier defends his heavyweight throne against former king Stipe Miocic atop a monster fight card that also sees the return of Nate Diaz versus Anthony Pettis and Yoel Romero versus Paulo Costa.

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Daniel Cormier v Stipe Miocic 2 live stream and TV coverage will be provided exclusively by BT Sport as the heavyweight rivals collide in an unmissable title showdown at the Honda Center, Anaheim, California on Saturday night.

Reigning champion Cormier will be hoping to cement a staggering legacy at heavyweight with another win over Miocic, who holds the record for the most consecutive title defences in the division with 3.

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The Ohioan was knocked out in shocking fashion by former light heavyweight champ Cormier when the pair first met at UFC 226 and Miocic has made no secret of his desire to run the fight back on his quest to regain the belt.

Elsewhere, Nate Diaz will end a self-imposed three-year exile from the sport with a grudge match against welterweight rival Anthony Pettis.

And two of the most fearsome middleweights in the world collide as Yoel Romero returns to action against hard-hitting upstart Paulo Costa.

A UFC 241: Cormier v Miocic 2 live stream will be available on the award-winning BT Sport app and on BTSport.com from 1am on Saturday night, with TV viewers able to watch on BT Sport 1 HD from the same time.

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UFC 241: Cormier v Miocic 2 - The story so far

There were not many who could have predicted events at UFC 226 as Daniel Cormier shocked the world to upset Stipe Miocic in an entertaining heavyweight title clash.

The manner of victory proved almost as a surprising as the win itself; it came by way of a short uppercut that floored the 6’4” champ before Cormier followed up with a decisive ground-and-pound assault.

While Cormier’s power came as no surprise, few thought he would be able to overcome a six inch height deficit and a seven inch reach disadvantage to land on the towering Miocic.

But once again, the 40-year-old superstar proved the naysayers – and the bookies – wrong to claim title honours in a second UFC weight division.

The victory ensured Cormier joined Conor McGregor as the only two fighters to conquer two divisions concurrently – a feat since matched by Amanda Nunes and Henry Cejudo – and extended Cormier’s undefeated streak at heavyweight to 12.

“I was a heavyweight for a long time and I left the division,” Cormier beamed during his post-fight interview.

“I never knew what I could become, but tonight I got the answer. I’m a two-division champion, baby!”

Explaining the finish, the former Olympic wrestler claimed his team had targeted the clinch as a potential weakness to exploit.

“Watching the video [of his previous fights], we noticed Stipe keeps his hands a little bit low coming out of the clinch,” Cormier added.

It did not take long for Miocic to lobby for the rematch and, having remained inactive since that fight in July last year, the former Golden Gloves boxing champion appeared more than happy to wait for the opportunity.

Speaking to ESPN last month, the 36-year-old suggested Cormier had merely gotten lucky in the initial encounter.

“It was going good. Then he won the lottery,” he told Brett Okamoto.

“I was pushing the pace, going anywhere I want. Clinch work, everything was going good. I threw him to the ground and wrestled him. I felt good. He eye-poked me and it ruined my momentum a little bit.

“He just caught me with an overhand right coming out which, I was doing the right thing, I just missed it. I’ve been hit harder than that but it was right on the button. Sometimes it happens.”

The build up to the first fight was largely respectful, as one might have expected from two well-regarded veterans of the fight game.

This time around however, there appears to be no love lost between the pair with Miocic labelling Cormier an “idiot” in response to being called “entitled” by the new heavyweight champion.

“I have no idea what he’s talking about,” Miocic said.

“He literally says one thing then he says something else. I don’t even listen anymore. But yeah, whatever. I don’t care. I’m fighting him that’s all I care about.”

UFC 241: Cormier v Miocic 2 - Who else is fighting?

Undoubtedly the draw for many people to tune in this weekend will be the long-awaited return of the foul-mouthed fan favourite, Nate Diaz.

It’s been almost three years to the day since the Stockton, California, fighter lost a razor-thin decision to Conor McGregor in a rematch of the UFC 196 showdown that made Diaz a household name thanks to his second-round submission win over the Irishman.

At times during his recent hiatus it looked as though the 34-year-old might never fight again and the combative star has frequently butted heads with UFC officials over the terms of his perennially-delayed return.

But the wait is nearly over and Diaz slides back into the spotlight in grudge match against former lightweight rival Anthony Pettis.

Pettis, who now campaigns at welterweight, has renewed old rivalries ahead of this weekend’s skirmish, talking up a beef that began in 2013 when the pair were rumoured to be talks to fight.

“Showtime” picked up one of the most impressive wins of his career last time out to stop Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in the second round and will be seeking to bolster his welterweight title credentials with another marquee victory.

Fireworks are to be expected in the middleweight division too as two of the most imposing warriors at 185lb trade leather in a three-round shoot out.

Former interim world title challenger Yoel Romero takes on undefeated Brazilian knockout king Paulo Costa looking to bounce back after defeat to Robert Whittaker at UFC 225.

However, the Cuban, who won silver at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, faces a tough test in 12-0 (11 KOs) Costa – a man 14 years his junior.

Costa, nicknamed “Borrachinha”, has knocked out all four of his opponents since joining the UFC and is being tipped to cause a stir at the top of the middleweight rankings.

But Romero, despite his age, will be desperate for one last crack at UFC gold before bringing a storied combat career to a close in the near future.

Elsewhere, Gabriel Benitez faces off against Sodiq Yusuff and middleweight gatekeeper Derek Brunson takes on Ian Heinisch to round out the action on the main card.

UFC 241: Cormier v Miocic 2 - Main Card

Heavyweight: Daniel Cormier (c) v Stipe Miocic

Welterweight: Anthony Pettis v Nate Diaz

Middleweight: Yoel Romero v Paulo Costa

Featherweight: Gabriel Benitez v Sodiq Yusuff

Middleweight: Derek Brunson v Ian Heinisch

UFC 241: Cormier v Miocic 2 - Preliminary Card

Lightweight: Clay Collard v Devonte Smith

Bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao v Cory Sandhagen

Bantamweight: Manny Bermudez v Casey Kenney

Lightweight: Drakkar Klose v Christos Giagos

UFC 241: Cormier v Miocic 2 - Early Preliminary Card

Women's strawweight: Hannah Cifers v Jodie Esquibel

Bantamweight: Kyung Ho Kang v Brandon Davis

Women's flyweight: Sabina Mazo v Shana Dobson

UFC 241: Cormier v Miocic 2 broadcast details

Saturday August 17 > Sunday August 18

1am: Live UFC 241: Cormier v Miocic 2 Prelims

Coverage begins from Anaheim, California, as UFC 241 gets underway - don't miss Raphael Assuncao v Cory Sandhagen in the pick of the four-fight prelims.

Available on BT Sport 1/BT Sport 1 HD, BTSport.com and the BT Sport app

3am: Live UFC 241: Cormier v Miocic 2

Main event action from the heavyweight division as Daniel Cormier rematches former champion Stipe Miocic.

Available on BT Sport 1/BT Sport 1 HD, BTSport.com and the BT Sport app

7am: UFC 241: Cormier v Miocic 2 - Post Fight Show

All the reaction from UFC 241 as Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic clashed in California for the heavyweight title, featuring exclusive interviews and insight from the fighters involved.

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10am (approx): Full Fight Replays

Full spoiler-free replay of Cormier v Miocic 2 and other featured bouts are made available exclusively on BT Sport's digital platforms.

Available to subscribers on BTSport.com and the BT Sport app

10pm: UFC 241: Cormier v Miocic 2 main card repeat

Available on BT Sport 2/BT Sport 2 HD, BTSport.com and the BT Sport app

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