UFC 260 is around the corner and so it is the main fight of the night, the long-awaited rematch between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou for the heavyweight title. If you don't want to miss this exciting clash and all the action, tune in to ESPN, who will broadcast the entire event in the United States.
The Miocic vs Ngannou 2 bout hogs the spotlight as they will face each other again almost three years later. These two have fought at UFC 220, which took place on January 20, 2018, when Miocic got the victory by unanimous decision and retained the heavyweight belt for the third straight time.
Both had an upset following that fight, but they bounced back quickly to head to this night in great form. Miocic looks like a solid champion capable of defending the belt once again, although his next opponent's latest results show what an intimidating challenger he is.
Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou 2: Fight Information
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Time: Main Card 10 PM (ET) approx. Prelims 8 PM (ET) approx. Early Prelims 7:30 PM (ET).
Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou 2: Time by State in the US
ET: 10 PM approx.
CT: 9 PM.
MT: 8 PM.
PT: 7 PM.
Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou 2: Storylines
These two will take the octagon with the heavyweight title at stake in the most thrilling bout of the night. This upcoming rematch after Miocic's triumph in 2018 seems to face two stronger fighters, who both have reasons to be confident.
Miocic, considered one of the greatest - if not the best - heavyweight champions in history, is currently holding the title for a second spell. Previously, he defended it three consecutive times, and after losing it at the hands of Daniel Cormier, he took revenge to regain the belt and defended it against the same opponent.
Ngannou, on the other hand, made his way back to a stage like the upcoming one after recording four consecutive wins by first-round knockouts. 'The Predator' finished quickly his latest bouts to prove that he's up to the challenge for the heavyweight title. Will he dethrone Miocic?
UFC 260 Fight Card
. Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou - Heavyweight
. Tyron Woodley vs Vicente Luque - Welterweight
. Sean O'Malley vs Thomas Almeida - Bantamweight
. Gillian Robertson vs Miranda Maverick - Women's flyweight
. Jamie Mullarkey vs Khama Worthy - Lightweight
. Alonzo Menifield vs Fabio Cherant - Light Heavyweight
. Jared Gooden vs Abubakar Nurmagomedov - Welterweight
. Modestas Bukauskas vs Michał Oleksiejczuk - Light Heavyweight
. Shane Young vs Omar Morales - Featherweight
Early preliminary card
. Marc-André Barriault vs Abu Azaitar - Middleweight
How to watch or live stream Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou 2 in the US
The UFC 260 event that will feature the blockbuster rematch between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou will be broadcasted in the US by ESPN.
Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou 2: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have placed their bets ahead of this highly-awaited bout. FanDuel sees a clear favorite in Francis Ngannou, who has odds of -124 to claim the heavyweight belt, while Stipe Miocic was given odds of +106 to retain the title.
* Odds via FanDuel.