This Video Will Get You Pumped For UFC 220’s Main Event
Seventeen more days. That’s only two weeks, three days. Just over 400 hours. Over 25,000 seconds.
Needless to say, UFC fans are counting down the seconds until UFC 220 begins on the evening of January 20th at The TD Garden in Boston. The headline fight is for the heavyweight championship and the unofficial title “The Baddest Man on the Planet”. Stipe Miocic is putting his title on the line against rising star Francis Ngannou.
Miocic is the underdog against the fierce Ngannou, but don’t count out the champ just yet. Yes, Ngannou (11-1) has been impressive in the UFC, winning all six of his fights inside the octagon, with none of his opponents made it into the third round. His most impressive victory was at UFC 218 against Alistair Overeem when Ngannou knocked him out with an uppercut you’d have to see to believe.
But Miocic (17-2) is the champion for a reason. He has won five straight, all by knockout and his last four finishes were all in the first round. Like Ngannou, he also knocked out the well-decorated Overeem. His quality wins are by far more impressive than Ngannou as well.
Miocic has wins over big names like Roy Nelson, Gabriel Gonzaga, Mark Hunt and Overeem. He also beat former UFC heavyweight champions Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum and Junior Dos Santos. Ngannou’s only big name win is against Overeem.
Miocic is looking to cement himself as the greatest heavyweight in UFC history. If he beats Ngannou, he will become the first fighter ever to defend the heavyweight title three times.
If the heavyweight title doesn’t get your blood pumping, the co-main event is also a title fight. Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier puts his belt on the line against Volkan Oezdemir.
Can’t wait another three weeks for the fights? The UFC is in St. Louis on January 14th for a Fight Night headlined by featherweight fan favorites Jeremy Stephens and Doo Ho Choi.