A huge heavyweight title fight is headed to Boston as Stipe Miocic will face Francis Ngannou in the new main event at UFC 220 on Jan. 20 from the TD Garden Arena.
Sources close to the match-up confirmed the news to MMAWeekly on Wednesday with verbal agreements in place from the fighters and bout agreements expected to be issued at any moment. MMAJunkie first reported the match-up on Wednesday.
A winner of five consecutive fights, including two title defenses, Miocic has run through many of the top contenders at heavyweight, but now he’ll be facing one of the best prospects to join the roster in several years.
Ngannou has looked unstoppable since arriving in the UFC with six straight wins, including his thunderous one-punch knockout against Alistair Overeerm this past weekend.
Now Ngannou is getting his shot at Miocic and the heavyweight title with the new fight expected to headline UFC 220. Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier faces Volkan Oezdemir in the co-main event in Boston.