A UFC heavyweight title bout featuring champion Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou will officially headline the UFC 220 fight card in Boston.
UFC 220 will be held on January 20, 2018, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
The co-main event will feature a Light Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Daniel Cormier and top contender Volkan Oezdemir.
MMAFighting reported the Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou bout announcement.
After winning the UFC heavyweight title against Fabrício Werdum at UFC 198, Miocic has defended the title twice. First time round he earned a first-round KO win over Alistair Overeem at UFC 203 before dealing the same fate to Junior dos Santos at UFC 211. Miocic earned post-fight bonus awards for all three of those wins.
Ngannou has won six-straight in the UFC. Two ‘Performance of the Night’ wins over Anthony Hamilton and Andrei Arlovski was followed most recently by a devastating KO win over Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 to earn Ngannou a UFC heavyweight title shot.
With this announcement, UFC 220 now looks like this:
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Francis Ngannou for the UFC heavyweight title
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Volkan Oezdemir for the UFC light heavyweight title
Kyle Bochniak vs. Brandon Davis
Calvin Kattar vs. Shane Burgos
Dustin Ortiz vs. Alexandre Pantoja
Islam Makhachev vs. Gleison Tibau
Justine Kish vs. Ji Yeon Kim
Thomas Almeida vs. Rob Font
Maryna Moroz vs. Jamie Moyle
Gian Villante vs. Francimar Barroso