UFC confirm Stipe Miocic to fight Francis Ngannou in March
- by croatiaweek
- in Sport
17 January 2021 – American-Croatian UFC champ Stipe Miocic will put his Heavyweight title on the line in March.
Miocic confirmed himself as the “best heavyweight ever” in mixed martial arts after beating Daniel Cormier at UFC 252 in Las Vegas last August and now he will have the chance to further cement his legacy after it was confirmed he will fight Francis Ngannou for the second time at UFC 260 on 27 March.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the fight last night in the post-fight news conference at UFC Fight Island 7.
Miocic beat Ngannou by unanimous decision at the TD Garden in Boston in 2018 in their first fight.
38-year-old Miocic has the most consecutive title defenses in UFC heavyweight history after defending his belt four times against Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos, Francis Ngannou and Daniel Cormier.