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Miocic-Ngannou title fight eyed for UFC 220

08 December 2017, 02:07 | Charlene Valdez

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The Francis Ngannou hype train is barrelling full steam ahead.

The heavyweight clash is expected to headline the UFC 220 pay-per-view event, which also will feature a previously announced light heavyweight title bout between Daniel Cormier (19-1) and Volkan Oezdemir (15-1).

The deal hasn't been done yet, but betting markets on the fight have been opened.

Then, in the post-fight interview, Ngannou said he is the real world champion and that Miocic was simply holding the belt for him in the interim. Miocic's last five fights in total have resulted in stoppage wins.

In the last two and a half years, Miocic has defeated a who's who of heavyweight killers. He tied the division's all-time record of two consecutive title defenses in May with a knockout win over Junior dos Santos.


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.

Ngannou is an vast talent and has all the makings of a future champion, but is the hype train getting a little carried away?

Well, it's time to put that all in the rearview because one of the biggest fights in UFC heavyweight history is official and will take place in just over a months time at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

After announcing last week that Daniel Cormier will defend his light-heavyweight title against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220, Stipe Miocic's third outing as heavyweight champion has also reportedly been added to the 20 January card.



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