Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Set For UFC 220 on January 20

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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.

MMAFighting.com has confirmed with sources close to the situation that Micoc will defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title against Ngannou in the main event of UFC 220.

Ngannou and Miocic are expected to go toe-to-toe in the near future with the champion aiming to set a new heavyweight record by claiming his third successful defence.

A victor of five consecutive fights, including two title defenses, Miocic has run through numerous 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 first arriving in the UFC while recording six straight wins including his vicious one punch knockout against Overeem this pastSaturdayat UFC 218 in Detroit.

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Although dos Santos landed 12 strikes early in the round, including leg kicks that caused instant swelling in Miocic's left shin, the champion withstood the damage and landed 26 of his 56 strikes (46 percent). Miocic's last five fights in total have resulted in stoppage wins.

The challenger would be facing a champion who has also made quick work of his recent opponents, stopping his last four dance partners in the opening round as well.

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.

The UFC star is one of the hottest fighters in MMA at the moment after his sensational knockout of Alistair Overeem in Denver.

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