Stipe Miocic To Defend Heavyweight Strap Against Francis Ngannou At UFC 220

Stipe Miocic poses during his weigh-in for UFC 211 on May 12 in Dallas

At the UFC 218 post-fight presser on Saturday night, a member of the gathered MMA media asked Dana White about the possibility of adding Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou to the UFC 220 card on January 20th. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the UFC had yet to make its plans public.

Ngannou would be seven weeks removed from his most recent outing inside the Octagon, defeating Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 on December 2. The last time it happened was on December 27, 2008, at UFC 92, where 205-pound champion Forrest Griffin lost the title to Rashad Evans via TKO, while interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was stopped for the first time in his career by Frank Mir. Contractual issues, however, have kept Miocic out of the octagon since the Dos Santos fight. His last four victories have all come in the first round, all ending within the first two minutes. These problems now seem to be in the past though, and Miocic will look to set a new record for UFC heavyweight title defences with a win over Ngannou. Miocic's last five fights in total have resulted in stoppage wins.

Wenger fires back at Mourinho over playing Lacazette against Manchester United
Defender Shkodran Mustafi would not have been involved even if he had not been forced off early on in the defeat to United. Fellow Frenchman Olivier Giroud has found himself excluded from Premier League action, as has England's Theo Walcott .

Trump to meet with Democrats, GOP for budget talks
Trump ended safeguards against deportation three months ago but has expressed an openness to restoring them. Democrats have leverage because a bill needs 60 votes in the Senate to pass.

Jennifer Lawrence Reveals What She Would Do If She Ever Met Trump
And with regards to her personal life, Lawrence said she's a homebody, but loves her neighborhood. And Lawrence said that right now, Represent.Us is at the front of her mind.

With Miocic Vs Ngannou on-board, UFC 220 is now shaping up nicely with two title fights on-board as a light-heavyweight championship encounter between Daniel Cormier and Volkan Oezdemir also features on the first pay-per-view card of 2018. A victory for Miocic would break the record for consecutive title defenses by a UFC heavyweight champion, a mark that now sits at two.

The only time both undisputed titles were on the line on the same night was at UFC 44 in September 2003.

Related News:

  • EPS for Carnival Corporation (CCL) Expected At $0.51

    The Company's North America segment includes Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises (Princess) and Seabourn. It is negative, as 42 investors sold FOX shares while 120 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 108 raised stakes.

    Why a Movie Theater Chain Launched a New Membership Model

    The club also allows members to bring their friends to movies for reduced rates and receive discounts at concession shops. An additional argument in that general direction: This week, Cinemark announced a movie plan of its own .

    The Top Viral YouTube Videos of 2017

    Spotify kicked us off yesterday with custom playlists and more and now YouTube is following up their annual YouTube Rewind video. Wojcicki said the company will apply lessons learned from combating violent and extremist videos to other "problematic" videos.
  • Airlines Are Rerouting Flights to Avoid North Korean Missiles

    Airlines Are Rerouting Flights to Avoid North Korean Missiles

    Defense Department acknowledged that the North Korean missile "flew through busy airspace used by commercial airliners". Korean Air didn't provide details of theflights that saw the "flash", or say where they were at the time of the event.
    Bigg Boss 11, Day 66 written updates: Arshi Khan becomes new captain

    Bigg Boss 11, Day 66 written updates: Arshi Khan becomes new captain

    The person whose doll failed to find a spot would be disqualified from captaincy task, leaving his/her baby-sitter in the game. Vikas says Luv should not win, and then Luv comes to Vikas asking for his doll to be saved, which was in Puneesh's pram.
    Dexter Fletcher replaces Bryan Singer as 'Bohemian Rhapsody' director after firing

    Dexter Fletcher replaces Bryan Singer as 'Bohemian Rhapsody' director after firing

    This comes after Bryan Singer was sacked from the production after he didn't show up on the set after the Thanksgiving break. Dexter Fletcher has been tapped to replace Bryan Singer as director on the almost completed Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody .
  • Ronda Rousey's WWE Signing Is Reportedly Imminent

    Ronda Rousey's WWE Signing Is Reportedly Imminent

    She was subdued and mostly absent from promotion leading up to the Nunes fight and has largely shunned the spotlight since. Even after her loss to Nunes, she's still one of the most widely-known talents from the UFC world.
    Wal-Mart drops Stores from name to shed brick and mortar image

    Wal-Mart drops Stores from name to shed brick and mortar image

    Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. 19 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. The firm owned 305,043 shares of the retailer's stock after acquiring an additional 3,465 shares during the period.
    John Mayer Recovering from Emergency Appendectomy Surgery

    John Mayer Recovering from Emergency Appendectomy Surgery

    His publicity team shared that the Tuesday show, as well as the two remaining Florida shows, will be rescheduled. The new date will be announced as soon as possible, according to Amway Center officials.
  • Trinity's Tyreke Johnson, area's top recruit, picks Ohio State

    Trinity's Tyreke Johnson, area's top recruit, picks Ohio State

    Ohio State actually projects him to cornerback and he can also provide some special teams value immediately in the return game. Moritz Wagner led the way for MI with 14 points, and Zavier Simpson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman each added 11.
    Congressman votes in favor of Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

    Congressman votes in favor of Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

    Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat, as he encouraged colleagues to vote against the proposal as it was debated on the House floor. Penalties will be applied to government agencies for not reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
    Ryan Reynolds Will Star in a Live-Action Pokemon Movie

    Ryan Reynolds Will Star in a Live-Action Pokemon Movie

    The script was penned by Guardians of the Galaxy writers Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman , so this should be great. In fact, a game for the Nintendo 3DS features this Pokemon , its voice deeper than usual.


Most liked

Ford to Partner with Alibaba
The automaker is also said to be overhauling its strategy for China, where it has lost its momentum in growth. But Ford executive chairman William C.

China evades comment on Chabahar port launch in Iran
According to The Economic Times , Tehran has offered New Delhi a proposal to manage phase one of the Chabahar Port. Pakistan has also made it overtly clear to China that Gwadar venture is purely based on shared economic interests.

China says Indian drone invaded its airspace, crashed
The statement also holds significance ahead of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's December 11 visit to India. The standoff began in mid-June after Chinese troops started building a road on the remote Doklam plateau .

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan arrives in Lahore, meets CM Shahbaz Sharif
Calling Lahore a thriving business centre, he said the provincial capital has "great potential for London businesses". The trip is aimed at strengthening trade and investment links as well as promoting cultural exchange.

Price Target Overview of Schlumberger Limited (SLB)
After $0.42 actual EPS reported by Schlumberger Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.14 % EPS growth. It fall, as 99 investors sold SLB shares while 590 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 513 raised stakes.

Birth control may be putting women at risk for breast cancer
But, the overall risk remains small, and past research suggests oral contraceptives protect against other types of cancer. Don't forget there is relative risk of death in pregnancy, too. "That is not a huge risk increase", she told NBC News.

Stock's Volatility Analysis: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)
Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 17.57, a price to book ratio of 0.9, and a price to sales ratio of 1.26. It is positive, as 90 investors sold CSCO shares while 594 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 694 raised stakes.

Rian Johnson rules out Knights of the Old Republic joining Star Wars
Just released December 5, Canto Bight takes you to a key location from The Last Jedi with four interconnected stories. So, it will be the first movie series that will go beyond the original trilogy's narrative.

Microsoft's collaborative Whiteboard app for Windows 10 rolls out of private beta
With the latest Store update, Microsoft has removed the acrylic effect to the hamburger menu and a subtle reveal effect. After several leaks , Microsoft has finally announced the release of Whiteboard Preview app for Windows 10 devices.

Hammerson to take over Intu
If the proposed deal goes ahead, Intu's shareholders will receive 0.475 shares in the new business for each of their Intu shares. According to BBC News, the takeover will create the UK's largest property company with a value of £21bn.

OR players rip Willie Taggart for lying about Florida State interest
He coached at Miami as the tight ends coach prior to that and spent three years at Rutgers in the early 2000's. It started last Thursday with the knowledge that FSU was interested in him, Taggart said.

Pentagon revises U.S. troops numbers in Syria and Iraq
Manning also said there are about 5,200 troops in Iraq. "We are going to be in Syria for some time yet". The disclosure comes about five weeks after a senior US military officer, Army Maj.

A second status yellow weather warning has been issued for four counties
Met Éireann have issued a 24-hour status yellow snow and ice warning for the entire country. "Scattered snow showers will occur later Thursday, Thursday night and into Friday".

Mysterious black hole discovered at the dawn of the universe
The light from this quasar was emitted 690 million years after the Big Bang, relatively close to the beginning of everything. When light hits a neutral hydrogen atom, the atom can absorb the light and lose its electron.

First Lady Melania Trump Stops by Whataburger While in Texas
Among the authorities the first and second lady spoke to were Texas Land Commissioner George P. Pence said in the same news release.