Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou II to Headline UFC 260
UFC 260 is set to take place on March 27, with the main event featuring the highly anticipated rematch between two top-ranked heavyweights: reigning champion Stipe Miocic, and Francis Ngannou. The pair first met in January of 2018, with Miocic handily winning a decision after weathering the first-round storm and utilizing his wrestling advantage to take Ngannou down and get the win.
Since their first meeting, both men have looked sensational. Miocic, the champion, went on to be one half of an all-time heavyweight rivalry and won a trilogy of fights against the legendary Daniel Cormier. Ngannou on the other hand has been terrorizing the entire division. Immediately following his loss to Miocic, Ngannou lost a decision to Derrick Lewis in a very lackluster affair. Since that bout, he has had four straight first-round knockouts, over the likes of Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos, and Jairzinho Rozenstruik. In these four wins over elite competition, Ngannou has had a combined fight time of 2 minutes and 42 seconds, making his one of the most impressive runs in Heavyweight history.
Despite the one-sided nature of the first bout, Ngannou actually opened as the favorite. Ngannou opened as a sizeable favorite with a -225 favorite. Since then, the line has shifted and Ngannou is now more in the -160 range. These odds speak volumes of the impressiveness of Ngannou’s power, as he has proved time and time again, he just needs to land one shot.