Stipe Miocic will defend his UFC heavyweight title in opposition to Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 and will probably be joined by a large co-main occasion, based on stories.
Reigning featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will reportedly defend his title in opposition to the rejuvenated Brian Ortega on the identical card.
In response to revered MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, Miocic will defend his title in opposition to Ngannou for the second time on the principal occasion on March 27.
It marks the primary struggle for the Ohio-native since he accomplished his trilogy with Daniel Cormier again in August.
Throughout their first assembly in 2018, Ngannou was dominated within the wrestling and grappling exchanges, however has earned his second shot at Miocic by a sequence of devastating first spherical knockouts since then.
The epic card in two months’ time seems set to additionally function a large struggle at 145lbs, with Volkanovksi returning to motion for the primary time since defeating Max Holloway for the second time at UFC 251.
By no means one to shirk a struggle, the Australian will make the second defence of his title in opposition to ‘T-City’ after he propelled himself into title competition as soon as once more.
Regardless of having not competed since December 2018, Ortega returned to profitable methods with a shocking victory over Chan Sung Jung in October.
With Conor McGregor kicking off 2021 together with his return in opposition to Dustin Poirier, UFC followers appear set for one more enthralling yr of motion.