By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Two heavyweight gladiators will do battle on Saturday night in the main event of the UFC 260 pay-per-view at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou will fight for the second time.
This fight can be ended very quickly. With just one punch from these heavyweights, the fight could be over.
Miocic brings a 20-3 record into his second Heavyweight title defense. He has 15 knockout wins with five decision wins.
Two of his losses have come via the knockout. The other loss came via a decision.
He has been the champion since August 17, 2019, when he defeated Daniel Cormier. The Cleveland, Ohio area firefighter has won his last two fights against Cormier.
This is a rematch of their UFC 220 bout. In that bout, Miocic defeated Ngannou by unanimous decision in their January 20th, 2018 fight.
The first time Ngannou fought Miocic at UFC 220, he was young and inexperienced, which led to his defeat in the fight. However, things are different now.
Francis appears to be more mentally ready, making him the odds-on favorite at -130 to win the fight, according to Sports Betting Dime.
Ngannou brings a 15-3 record into the bout. He has knocked out 11 opponents.
Also, he has four submission wins. All three of his losses have come by decision.
The Cameroon native — who now calls Las Vegas home — has won four straight bouts. He has won these bouts by knockout.
All four wins have been decided by less than three minutes. His longest bout during this streak was against Junior dos Santos that lasted 71 seconds.
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