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Daniel Cormier announced for UFC Hall of Fame, UFC 276 card released

Israel Adesanya will defend the middleweight title this July.
Daniel Cormier

Former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will be going into the company's Hall of Fame.

The ceremony will take place this July during International Fight Week where UFC 276 will be the centerpiece.

Cormier (22-3-0-1) retired in August 2020 following his trilogy fight with Stipe Miocic where he lost the heavyweight title. That was his second straight loss (both to Miocic) and the only time in his career he lost consecutive fights.

The winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix as a reserve, Cormier made his UFC debut in April 2013 with a decision over Frank Mir. He moved to light heavyweight after a win over Roy Nelson and eventually took his first loss to then-light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 182.

After Jones was stripped of the belt, he won the vacant title in a fight with Anthony Johnson. He won his next three before fighting Jones again at UFC 214 in July 2017. He lost via third round KO that night, but retained the title after Jones tested positive for PEDs and the fight was made a no contest.

Cormier defeated Miocic for the heavyweight title at UFC 226 in July 2018 to become the company's latest double champion at the time. He successfully defended the title against Derrick Lewis before the consecutive Miocic losses.

Cormier is one of the company's primary color analysts and also hosts shows on ESPN+. He was linked to WWE at one point for a commentary role as recently as the fall of 2020, but nothing ever came of it.


During the UFC 274 card Saturday, the card for the aforementioned UFC 276 pay-per-view in Las Vegas was revealed featuring two title fights.

Israel Adesanya will look for the fifth defense of the middleweight title as he faces Jared Cannonier while featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will defend against former champion Max Holloway in their rescheduled trilogy fight.

The event will include a middleweight contender fight between Sean Strickland and Alex Pereira, Miesha Tate vs. Lauren Murphy, "Sugar" Sean O'Malley vs. Pedro Munhoz, Robbie Lawler vs. Bryan Barberena and more.