Curtis Blaydes Vs. Francis Ngannou Rematch Set To Headline UFC Beijing

Curtis Blaydes Didn’t Get A Chance With Stipe Miocic Instead He’ll Look To Avenge His Loss Against Francis Ngannou

The UFC heavyweight division is stuck after Daniel Cormier won the title and awaiting a showdown with Brock Lesnar for early 2019. Division’s top contenders are forced to change their avenues in pursuit for a title as title picture is in limbo. Stipe Miocic bashed UFC for setting a super fight instead of offering him an immediate rematch with Cormier, due to of that reason Miocic isn’t ready to take any fight anytime soon.

Curtis Blaydes revealed that UFC offered him Miocic fight but with the current situation Miocic willing to sit back. Now Blaydes moves forward with Francis Ngannou’s rematch so he can avenge the loss.

This news first reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.

Curtis Blaydes vs. Francis Ngannou is scheduled to be the main event for the 11/24 card in Beijing, China, per sources. The fight has been agreed to but not yet signed. Story coming to @espn.

Blaydes who made his debut against Francis Ngannou back in April of 2016 and ended up losing the fight via second-round doctor stoppage. Since then ‘Razor’ didn’t taste a defeat, winning five contests straight, excluding one of his TKO win overturned to no contest due to a failed drug test.

Ngannou was one hype train; most people see him the future of heavyweight earned his way to a title shot at UFC 220 earlier this year at UFC 220 against Stipe Miocic but ended up losing the bout via decision in a five-round war. He looked to rebound in a fight against Derrick Lewis, but due to his horrendous performance, Nagnnou loss on judges score via decision. UFC president Dana White called the worst showdown in the history and heated off on him.

UFC Fight Night 141 is set to go down on November 24th in the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China.

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