Stipe Miocic Vs Francis Ngannou Set For UFC 220 In January

Stipe Miocic Vs Francis Ngannou Set For UFC 220 In January

UFC 220 is on the verge of getting even bigger - literally.

Prior to the two colliding in the Octagon, the UFC President in Dana White had stated the the victor of the bout would be getting a shot at UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the UFC had yet to make its plans public.

Now with 10 straight stoppage wins to his credit, Ngannou will face Miocic for the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title sometime in 2018; so impressive was his knockout of Overeem that the Cameroonian has opened as a -160 favorite against the reigning Miocic. A victory for Miocic would break the record for consecutive title defenses by a UFC heavyweight champion, a mark that now sits at two.

Since winning the belt with a victory over Fabricio Werdum in May 2016, Miocic (17-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) has defended the belt against Overeem and Junior Dos Santos.


Miocic finished off his fifth straight knockout victory by backing up dos Santos against the cage and flooring him with a right hand to the head. Last week it was announced that Daniel Cormier will defend the light heavyweight title vs. Volkan Oezdemir on the card. The heavyweight champ last fought at UFC 211 in May.

UFC commentator Joe Rogan was there in Detroit for UFC 218 and saw Ngannou's ferocious KO cageside and spoke with Bellator heavyweight Justin Wren about the potential of the native of Cameroon on Rogan's JRE MMA Show podcast.

The only time both undisputed titles were on the line on the same night was at UFC 44 in September 2003.

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