UFC 220 fight card — Miocic vs. Ngannou: Predictions, odds, lines, prelims
Being big is applicable again in combating. Over the past year or so, both boxing and MMA have seen somewhat of a rebirth from the heavyweight divisions with Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Stipe Miocic rising through the ranks as the best in the world. And with top champions brings out some of the greatest opponents, and on Saturday night in Boston, Miocic is going to be the first to reply a really hard test.
The current UFC heavyweight champion is set to take on perhaps the funniest puncher at MMA when he squares off from Francis Ngannou at the primary event at TD Garden. Ngannou (11-1, 7 KOs) has won all five of his fights since joining the company and all coming via KO/TKO with none getting past the next round. His brutal knockout of top contender Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 might happen to be the most vicious knockout of this year.
But Miocic stays his calm and collected ahead of his newest challenge. Miocic (17-2, 13 KOs) can also be on a five-fight knockout streak and stays only one win short of being the longest reigning heavyweight champion in business history.
“I am so used to it now,” Miocic said throughout his open workout on Wednesday. “I love being the underdog because I shut up everyone. That’s what this sport’s all about — it is like’The Jerry Springer Show’… I’m walking out’and still.’ No one (else) is going to be champion till I leave.
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