The most important division in MMA will see a pair of heavy hitters sq. off as soon as once more at UFC 260 when Stipe Miocic defends his heavyweight title towards the game’s premier knockout artist in Francis Ngannou on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The final time Miocic and Ngannou met, Micoc retained his title with a unanimous choice victory over Ngannou at UFC 220. After falling brief towards Derrick Lewis in his subsequent battle, Ngannou went on a tear of 4 straight first-round knockout victories towards Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos and Jairzinho Rozenstruik to earn one other shot on the title.
Since defeating Ngannou, Miocic has solely confronted Daniel Cormier. He dropped the title to him at UFC 226 however regained it with a fourth-round knockout at UFC 241 in August 2019. The rubber match additionally noticed Miocic come out on prime when he received a unanimous choice and despatched Cormier into retirement final August.
With an incensed Ngannou coming for his crown, will Miocic have the ability to maintain his head and switch again the problem or will there be a brand new king of the heavyweight division?
Beneath is a full rundown of the schedule for UFC 260, with particulars on the battle matchups, begin occasions, odds and extra.
What time is UFC 260: Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou?
- Date: Saturday, March 27
- Early prelims: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- PPV foremost card: 10 p.m. ET
Broadcast protection of UFC 260 will start with the UFC Combat Move prelims at 7:30 p.m. ET adopted by the prelims at 8 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view occasion is ready to start at 10 p.m. ET. Miocic and Ngannou are anticipated to hit the Octagon about 12:15 a.m. ET, though the precise time will depend on the size of earlier fights.
Tips on how to watch UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou
Your entire UFC 260 card, together with the PPV foremost card, is on the market within the U.S. on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service.
Earlier fights, nevertheless, are additionally viewable dwell on ESPN and the WatchESPN app, and, for the early prelims, on UFC Combat Move.
In Canada, the principle card pay-per-view is on the market on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Combat Move. Prelims are on TSN and RDS.
Miocic vs. Ngannou value: How a lot does UFC 260 price?
- UFC 260 PPV: $69.99
- With ESPN+ bundle: $89.98
Within the U.S., the UFC 260 foremost card is on the market by way of pay-per-view on ESPN+, which additionally requires a subscription. The PPV value for UFC 260 is $69.99 for present subscribers. New subscribers pays a bundle value of $89.98 for the UFC 260 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which provides a financial savings of over 30 %.
The place is UFC 260?
UFC 260 will happen at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, with out followers in attendance because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Miocic vs. Ngannou odds for UFC 260
In keeping with Fanduel, Francis Ngannou is the favourite regardless of shedding to Miocic beforehand. The challenger presently sits as a -138 favourite, which means a guess of $138 would must be made in an effort to earn a $100 revenue ought to Ngannou come out victorious. Miocic, regardless of being the champion, is the slight underdog at +115, the place a $100 guess would earn a $115 revenue.
Stipe Miocic document, bio
- Identify: Stipe Miocic
- Nationality: American
- Born: Aug. 19, 1982
- Peak: 6-4
- Attain: 80 inches
- Complete fights: 23
- Report: 20-3
Francis Ngannou document, bio
- Identify: Francis Ngannou
- Nationality: Cameroonian
- Born: Sept. 5, 1986
- Peak: 6-4
- Attain: 83 inches
- Complete fights: 18
- Report: 15-3
UFC 260 battle card
Essential card (ESPN+ PPV)
- Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Francis Ngannou; for Miocic’s UFC Heavyweight championship
- Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Brian Ortega; for Volkanovski’s UFC Featherweight championship
- Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque; Welterweights
- Sean O’Malley vs. Thomas Almeida; Bantamweights
- Khama Worthy vs. Jamie Mullarkey; Lightweights
Preliminary card (ESPN/ESPN+)
- Alonzo Menifield vs. William Knight; Gentle Heavyweights
- Jessica Penne vs. Hannah Goldy; Girls’s Strawweight
- Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Jared Gooden; Welterweights
Early Prelims (ESPN+/UFC Combat Move)
- Modestas Bukauskas vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk; Gentle Heavyweights
- Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick; Girls’s Flyweights
- Shane Younger vs. Omar Morales; Featherweights
- Marc-André Barriault vs. Abu Azaitar; Middleweights