In January 2018, Ngannou entered his title combat with Miocic on the again of 4 straight first-round knockouts, however the champion dominated the French-Cameroonian over 5 rounds, outwrestling his challenger to earn a unanimous choice victory – 50-44 on all three judges’ scorecards.
Three years on, Ngannou (15-3) once more challenges Miocic (20-3) with 4 consecutive first-round KOs main into the bout, begging the query: What has modified?
Will the ability puncher once more fail to land the ending blow on American Miocic? Has Ngannou improved his cardio and wrestling sufficient because the pair’s final assembly to keep away from the identical final result?
We’ll discover out at UFC 260 this Saturday. Right here’s every part it is advisable know concerning the occasion.
When is it?
UFC 260 takes place this Saturday night time on the UFC’s Apex institute in Las Vegas.
What time does it begin?
The early prelims will start at 11.30pm UK time on Saturday night. The prelims will comply with at 1am UK time on Sunday morning, earlier than the primary card begins at 3am.
How can I watch it?
Within the UK, followers can watch the prelims and major card on BT Sport, whereas US viewers can stream each on ESPN+. The early prelims will air on UFC Struggle Move.
What are the percentages?
This is without doubt one of the most tough combat predictions in current reminiscence. The closest The Unbiased is attending to a prediction is that this combat breakdown.
Stipe Miocic (C) vs Francis Ngannou – heavyweight
Tyron Woodley vs Vicente Luque – welterweight
Sean O’Malley vs Thomas Almeida – bantamweight
Gillian Robertson vs Miranda Maverick – girls’s flyweight
Mullarkey def. Worthy by way of first-round KO (punch, 0:46)
Alonzo Menifield def. Fabio Cherant by way of first-round submission (Von Flue choke, 1:11)
Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. Jared Gooden by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Michal Oleksiejczuk def. Modestas Bukauskas by way of break up choice (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Omar Morales def. Shane Younger by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Marc-Andre Barriault def. Abu Azaitar by way of third-round TKO (punches, 4:56)