Stipe Miocic - Francis Ngannou Bout Reportedly Planned For UFC 220

Ruben Hill
December 7, 2017

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

A huge heavyweight title fight is headed to Boston as Stipe Miocic will face Francis Ngannou in the new main event at UFC 220 on January 20 from the TD Garden Arena. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the UFC had yet to make its plans public.

Miocic will be fighting for the first time since May, when he avenged a 2014 loss to Junior dos Santos, by stopping the former champ.

Ngannou posted the hardest punch on record prior to his face-off with Overeem at UFC 218, and may well prove to be handy against Joshua or Wilder despite the pair of them being two of the most powerful in the world.

A perfectionist in and out of the cage, Miocic earned his measure of redemption from the unanimous-decision loss in a five-round slugfest against dos Santos at UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Miocic in Phoenix, Arizona on December 13, 2014.

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.

While the UFC has a champion in Miocic and a contender in Ngannou, many believed the fight was far from set in stone due to Miocic's recent contract negotiations.

UFC 220 now features one other title fight, a light heavyweight championship showdown between Daniel Cormier and fast-rising contender Volkan Oezdemir.

Miocic (17-2) will attempt to become the longest-reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history.

It's unclear which of the two title fights would serve as the UFC 220 main event.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER