An anticipated rematch in the making!

They first met back in January 2018 at UFC 220, where Stipe Miocic retained the title by unanimous decision. They set to battle again this Saturday, March 27, 2021 UFC Heavyweight Championship rematch bout between current two-time champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. Stipe Miocic has broken the record for the most consecutive title defenses for the heavyweight championship.

Francis Ngannou has battled back to top contender status with some vicious first-round knockouts. His last four-fight runs lasted no more than two minutes and 42 seconds of fight time. Questions remain on whether Francis Ngannou has evolved enough to take down the most accomplished heavyweight champion in UFC history.

In their first match Stipe Miocic outclassed Francis Ngannou to defend his UFC heavyweight title. Was Ngannou ready to be a champion back in UFC 220? Not taking anything from Miocic, he was fantastic that night, but Ngannou was so inexperienced, so overwhelmed by the experience Miocic displayed.

Following that loss, Francis Ngannou revamped everything. From his fight camp and his management team, to help guide him to where he needs to be for fight night. He is ready to take the title against the man who many consider the heavyweight GOAT.  

Has Ngannou done enough these past three years to improve his game plan, his looked very impressive on the last bouts. Has he worked on his cardio and has he improved his grappling if not it is going to be a long night? Miocic would be crazy to stand and bang with heavy-handed Ngannou for 25 minutes. This fight will not last all five rounds, Ngannou will need to capitalize on his power earlier on to have success. He will need to stay away from Miocic’s grappling and be cautious of Miocic boxing skills, He's got underrated hands. Miocic is a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion.


Ngannou best chance to become the first African American born fighter heavyweight champion is to use those sledgehammers known as his left and right hands and for Miocic his best bet is to use his wrestling and win that way.

The stage is set for the BIGGEST BADDEST REMATCH will Miocic remain king or will Ngannou prove he is king of the division. Francis Ngannou can make history. If he can repeat what he has done in his last four wins, we are looking at a highlight-reel knockout.

The clash between Miocic and Ngannou is not the only interesting battle worth paying attention to on the UFC 260 card. There are four other fights with big divisional implications scheduled for the main card you should pay attention.


Main card

Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Francis Ngannou

Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque                                               

Sean O'Malley vs. Thomas Almeida                                               

Women’s Flyweight
Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick                                            

Jamie Mullarkey vs. Khama Worthy

Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)

Light Heavyweight
Alonzo Menifield vs. Fabio Cherant

Jared Gooden vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov                               

Light Heavyweight
Modestas Bukauskas vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk                                     

Shane Young vs. Omar Morales

Early preliminary card

(ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)

Marc-André Barriault vs. Abu Azaitar

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