The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) already has its first three pay-per-view (PPV) events lined up for the new year as Dustin Poirier takes on Conor McGregor on January 23 at UFC 257. Following the event, UFC 258 will witness Kamaru Usman defending his Welterweight title against Gilbert Burns on February 13. UFC 259 is all about the Light Heavyweight bout between Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowicz on March 6.
UFC 260 is scheduled to go live sometime during April and is about to head into the limelight soon. And if recent announcements by UFC President Dana White are to be believed, the promotion is looking for a major headline, something along the lines of a rematch between Francis Ngannou and Stipe Miocic.
Miocic defended his title against “The Predator” at UFC 220 after five rounds of hair-raising action. Miocic has since lost, recovered, and defended his title against Daniel Cormier in a trilogy of bouts. If the fight is scheduled for UFC 260, it’ll arrive a month later than initially anticipated.
Ngannou Looking to Regain Pride
Since losing to Stipe during the last matchup, Ngannou went on to rack up an impressive score, winning his last four matches heading into the bout. On closer inspection of each of these victories, the wins came under three minutes, which is quite impressive.
The hard-hitting man has been quite vocal about his intentions of winning against Miocic. And if the match is indeed scheduled for April, it will be almost a year since we’ve seen The Predator in action. The winner of this bout will then have to defend his title against former Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, a formidable fighter in his own right. For more interesting stories like this, click here.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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