Champ Stipe Miocic pulls one last shift at firehouse, gets no respect

The UFC’s heavyweight title is on the line Saturday night in a bout the promo is billing the “biggest, baddest rematch,” when ruling champ Stipe Miocic deals with the compelling Francis Ngannou.

The bout functions as the centerpiece of UFC 260, which occurs Saturday at the UFC Pinnacle in Las Vegas. The primary card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.

Miocic (20-3 Mixed Martial Arts, 14-3 UFC) and Ngannou (15-3 Mixed Martial Arts, 10-2 UFC) very first satisfied in 2018. in the primary occasion of UFC 220. That night, Miocic controlled throughout 5 rounds to show himself the baddest male on earth. However Ngannou has actually given that strung together 4 successive knockouts to make himself another fracture. The highly anticipated rematch features the top two fighters in the USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie heavyweight rankings bidding for the UFC belt.

Ahead of the blockbuster matchup, the UFC’s traditional pre-fight series, “Embedded,” has actually returned. The first episode includes Miocic and Ngannou in their last couple of days ahead of battle week. Here’s the UFC’s description from YouTube:

Champ Stipe Miocic works his 2nd job and after that does S&C. Francis Ngannou streams in the health club and after that spices things up in the house. Miocic banquets with his growing household.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.