Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou set for UFC 220

Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou set for UFC 220

The heavyweight sensation has taken the UFC by storm following his utter violence inside the famed Octagon.

Miocic won the heavyweight title with a sensational first-round knockout of Fabricio Werdum on hostile territory in May of last year and has since made two successful defences, finishing Alistair Overeem inside a round last September and halting former champion Junior dos Santos in just over two minutes in May of this year. With her unanimous decision win, the new UFC champion makes her top-10 debut at No. 7, while Modafferi falls four spots to eighth.

Ngannou uppercuts Overeem's head into oblivion.

MMAFighting.com has confirmed with sources close to the situation that Micoc will defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title against Ngannou in the main event of UFC 220.

"He has punching power", Cooper told MMA Junkie.

'Everyone was so enthralled about the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight.

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"I'd like to see Francis about one year from now fight whoever the heavyweight champion is, whether it be Deontay Wilder or Anthony Joshua".

Joshua and Wilder are feared for their incredible power with both men accumulating an impressive knockout record.

They now plot their next move with a potential mouth-watering unification clash on the cards.

But before Ngannou targets a bout in the squared circle, he'll set his sights on Miocic.

Now Ngannou will get his first shot at gold as he faces Miocic in Boston as the new headliner for UFC 220 with light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier taking on Volkan Oezdemir in the co-main event on the card.

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