Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Aiming For UFC 220 in January

Stipe Miocic-Francis Ngannou heavyweight title fight targeted for UFC 220

Move over, Daniel Cormier.

After Ngannou's knockout of Alistair Overeem on the main card of UFC 218, everyone in attendance knew we had ourselves a new No. 1 contender, and this would be made official by Dana White in the post-fight press conference. Miocic has defended his title twice since defeating then-champion Fabricio Werdum via first-round knockout at UFC 198 in May 2016.

The UFC is reportedly targetting a Miocic-Ngannou title fight for UFC 220 in Boston in January.

After dos Santos fell to the canvas, Miocic swarmed the former champion and threw more than a dozen left-handed punches through the guard, and when those strikes went unanswered, referee Herb Dean called a stop to the bout. The Ohio native has won five straight, finishing all five fights with his hands.

With the win over dos Santos, Miocic improved to 17-2 in his professional career, and 11-2 in his 13 bouts under the UFC banner.

As for Ngannou, he has yet to be beaten under the UFC banner. Ngannou (11-1), however, has been active, stopped every fighter put in front of him, and is every opponent's nightmare: big, strong, fast, and hits like a Mack truck. If Miocic were to successfully defend his title, he would be breaking the record for most consecutive heavyweight title defenses in UFC history, cementing himself as one of the top heavyweights of all time. During his reign of terror, he has finished all six of his UFC fights.

In short: don't bet on the UFC 220 main event going five rounds.

20 at TD Garden in Boston and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

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