Stipe Miocic is a professional mixed martial artist in the United States. He currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the Heavyweight division. He accomplished two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. Miocic is regarded as the greatest UFC heavyweight fighter of all time. In 2021, he is #2 in the UFC heavyweight rankings. In 2022 he is #12 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings. Miocic holds the 9th record for fight-night bonus awards which is the most in the UFC heavyweight division’s history. In his MMA career, Miocic was a former Golden Gloves boxing champion. He was also NCAA Division I wrestler at Cleveland State University
Miocic’s birthplace is Euclid, Ohio. His mother encouraged his involvement in sports since childhood. He played baseball and football and wrestled while in High School. He got interested in Major League Baseball teams during his college times at Cleveland State University and Trevecca Nazarene University. He also played Division II baseball at College times. He was a good student majoring in Communication Studies at Trevecca. He studied at Trevecca Nazarene University and majored in marketing and communications at CSU.
Mixed martial arts career:
In 2005, he was with a training partner in the Strong Style MMA Training Centre, in Independence, Ohio. Miocic at the time trained in wrestling and baseball after finishing his education at Cuyahoga Community College. He trained in MMA but soon changed to boxing. Coach Marcus Marinelli remembered that he trained with experts only for several months by beating boxers. With a background of being a Cleveland Golden Gloves boxing champion and NCAA Division I wrestler at Cleveland State, Miocic began his MMA career by winning his first six fights. He fought for NAAFS by winning the NAAFS Heavyweight Championship.
Ultimate Fighting Championship:
In 2011, Miocic signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC. He made his UFC debut against Joey Beltran at UFC 136 and won the fight.
In 2012, Miocic faced Phil De Fries at UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger and won the fight. From this fight, he won a “Knockout of the Night” award. He fought promotional newcomer Shane del Rosario at UFC 146 and won the fight via TKO (elbows). Then he fought Stefan Struve at UFC on Fuel TV 5 and lost the fight. But both participants got the “Fight of the Night” honors.
In 2013, Miocic was scheduled to fight returning veteran Soa Palelei at UFC 161. But the card was slightly reshuffled due to an injury to UFC 161 headliner Renan Barao. He was paired with Roy Nelson and won the fight.
IN 2014, Miocic fought Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC on Fox 10 and won the fight. He was scheduled to fight Junior dos Santos at UFC 173. But the bout was shifted later which was expected to take place a week later at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale. But Junior dos Santos was replaced by Fabio Maldonado citing a hand injury and won the fight receiving a “Performance of the Night” bonus as well. The bout with dos Santos took place again at UFC on Fox 13 but lost the back-and-forth fight. But both participants earned the “Fight of the Night” honors.
In 2015, Miocic fought Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 65 and won the one-sided fight. Then he was scheduled to fight Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 76 but Miocic canceled citing injury.
In 2016, Miocic was rebooked and fought Andrei Arlovski at UFC 19 and he defeated Arlovski. From this win, he earned the second “Performance of the Night” bonus award. He was scheduled to replace the injured Cain Velasquez and fight Fabricio Werdum for the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC Fight Night 82. But it was canceled due to Werdum’s back injury.
UFC Heavyweight Championship:
In 2016, Miocic fought Werdum at UFC 198 and caught Werdum with a short right hook counter while backpedaling away from a flurry of punches in the first round. He earned the championship and gave Werdum his first defeat since 2011. He was also awarded a Performance of the Night bonus. He made his first title defense against Alistair Overeem at UFC 203 and won. Both participants got the “Fight of the Night honors” awards.
In 2017, Miocic made his second fight against Junior dos Santos at UFC 211 and won. From this win, he earned his fourth Performance of the Night bonus award.
IN 2018, Miocic fought Francis Ngannou at UFC 220 and won the fight via unanimous decision. He broke the record for most consecutive title defenses for the heavyweight championship with his third successful defense.
In his 4th title defense, Miocic fought against the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 and lost the fight, ending his championship reign.
In 2019, Again Miocic fought against Daniel Cormier at UFC 241 for the UFC Heavyweight Championship and won the fight. From this win, he earned the Performance of the Night award.
In 2020, the trilogy bout was announced between Miocic and Cormier which was signed to take place at UFC 252 and Miocic won the fight.
In 2021, Miocic fought Francis Ngannou in a rematch at UFC 260 and lost the fight.
Stipe Miocic’s Biography:
|Real Name||Stipe Miocic|
|Nickname||Stone Cold, The Silencer|
|Height (approx)||1.93 m ( 6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight (approx)||In Kilograms- 106 kg 16.10 st (approx)
In Pounds- 234 lbs (approx)
|Date of Birth||19 August 1982|
|Birth Place||Euclid, Ohio, U.S.|
|Wife||Ryan Marie Carney|
|Source Of Income||Reebook, Modelo, and Cub Cadet|
|Net Worth||$15 Million|
Stipe Miocic’s Age, Weight, and Height:
Miocic is now 39 years old. His weight is 106 kg 16.10 st (234 lbs) and his height is 6 ft 4 in.
Stipe Miocic’s Net Worth:
Miocic’s net worth is $15 Million.
Stipe Miocic’s Salary and Endorsement:
Miocic’s salary depends on fights and tournaments. He earned $750k from the recent title. He received a $50k bonus for the performance of the night, His endorsement is Reebook, Modelo, and Cub Cadet.
Stipe Miocic’s Wife and Children:
Miocic is married to Ryan Marie Carney in 2016. Their 1st child is Meelad Grace Miocic.
Stipe Miocic’s MMA Records:
Played: 24 Matches
Own Decision: 1
Stipe Miocic’s Achievements:
Mixed martial arts
Ultimate Fighting Championship
- UFC Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
- 4 successful title defenses
- 3 successful title defenses (1st reign)
- 1 successful title defense (2nd reign)
- Fight of the Night (3 times)
- Performance of the Night (5 times)
- Knockout of the Night (1 time)
- UFC Honors 2019 Comeback of the Year
North American Allied Fight Series
- NAAFS Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Fight of the Month -December 2014
- Comeback Fighter of the Year – 2019
- Beatdown of the Year – 2015
- MMA Heavyweight Lineal Champion (2 times, current)
- Fighter of the Year -2016
World MMA Awards
- The comeback of the Year – 2019 – July 2020