Kamaru Usman gives final tips to Francis Ngannou
The UFC’s heavyweight title is on the line Saturday in a bout the promo is billing as the “biggest, baddest rematch” when ruling champ Stipe Miocic deals with the compelling Francis Ngannou.
The bout is the UFC 260 centerpiece 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 fulfilled in 2018, in the primary occasion of UFC 220. That night, Miocic controlled throughout 5 rounds to show himself the baddest guy in the world. 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 fifth episode includes Miocic and Ngannou, in addition to Tyron Woodley, Vicente Luque, and Sean O’Malley. Here’s the UFC’s description from YouTube:
Francis Ngannou trains with Kamaru Usman, and Sean O’Malley begins his weight cut. Vicente Luque peels the last pounds, and champ Stipe Miocic plays cards with his group. UFC 260 enemies take on after they weigh in on Friday early morning.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.