And finally, it’s here. The fans have been waiting for the rematch between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou for a long time. During UFC 257: Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier, UFC announced that the heavyweight title will be on the line in the main event of UFC 260 in March 2020.
Though the first encounter between these two resulted in a dominant victory in the favor of the current champion, Stipe Miocic the outcome in the rematch might change a lot.
Since the loss to Miocic, Francis Ngannou has improved a lot. He has finished all his fights against some of the best heavyweights in UFC history such as Cain Velasquez, and Junior Dos Santos. He also secured a vicious knockout against the up-and-coming contender, Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
However, he will be stepping into the octagon against the greatest heavyweight of all time, Stipe Miocic. After an exciting and grueling trilogy with former two-division UFC champion, Daniel Cormier, Miocic looks in the best shape of his career. And it would take an exceptional performance from Nagnnou to dethrone Miocic at UFC 260.
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Daniel Cormier also seemed excited as this fight was announced live during the PPV. Cormier believes that Ngannou has made a lot of changes in his game and is certainly the best heavyweight in UFC after Stipe Miocic. He said that Ngannou can be one of the biggest superstars in combat sports and surpass the popularity of names such as Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury if he overcomes Miocic in the rematch.
However, Cormier also believes that Stipe Miocic deserved to be called the greatest heavyweight of all time after so many achievements. He also claimed that Miocic is at his prime and is lethal as always.
The UFC heavyweight division will get exciting in 2021 as it will also see the debut of the greatest fighter of all time Jon Jones. It’s needless to say that the winner of Ngannou vs Miocic will go on to face Jon Jones in a title fight.