American-Croatian Stipe Miocic will face fellow undefeated heavyweight fighter Phil De Fries at UFC on Fuel 1, which will take place in Omaha, Nebraska on February 14th, 2012. This will be the second outing in the UFC for both combatants with both coming off decision victories in their initial UFC outing. De Fries’ record stands at 8-0 with 7 of those victories coming by way of submission. Miocic will look to keep his unbeaten streak alive and continue his rise to the top of the heavyweight ladder.
Stipe advised me today via text that he will be leaving Cleveland for sunny San Diego from January 1st to the 15th to assist light heavyweight contender Phil Davis for his upcoming bout with Rashad Evans. Davis is part of the Alliance MMA team which is based near San Diego, California. Alliance MMA consists of some of the top guys in the UFC including Phil Davis, Dominick Cruz, Travis Browne, and an ex-opponent of Stipe’s, The Mexicutioner Joey Beltran. The opportunity to train at Alliance MMA should give Mioicic a chance to improve his overall game and train with elite fighters, which is always a positive.
The Croatian Crippler and Croatiansports.com will be following Stipe in the months leading up to his bout and will be providing the readers with updates on his training and development. I am also planning a ‘one on one’ interview with Miocic prior to his bout on February 14th, so keep your eyes open for that after the New Year.
You can follow Stipe Miocic on Twitter @smiocic.
Written by Mike “Croatian Crippler” Rožić
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