After much talking and commotion, the UFC announced late Saturday that UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will meet Francis Ngannou at UFC 220 on January 20 in Boston at the at the TD Garden.
The UFC released the statement.
The UFC’s return to Boston on Jan. 20 will get 2018 off to a rousing start with a pair of world championship fights at TD Garden that will make UFC 220 an event to remember. In the main event, it’s one of the most highly anticipated heavyweight championship fights of all-time, as Stipe Miocic defends his crown against devastating knockout artist Francis Ngannou. Plus, the UFC light heavyweight title will be on the line when Daniel Cormier risks his belt against surging contender Volkan Oezdemir.
Tickets for UFC 220, which airs live on Pay-Per-View, go on sale on December 15.
Ngannou, who is one of the scariest contenders in the heavyweight division, happily announced the news on social media.
Ngannou made his professional MMA debut in 2013 and has stormed to the top of the UFC rankings in just two years. He has finished most of his opponents in the first round and recently knocked out MMA veterans Andrei Arlovski and Alistair Overeem in back-to-back fights.
Miocic, the current champ, will look to go where no man has been before and defend his UFC heavyweight title for the third time.
Who are you picking to win the UFC heavyweight title fight between the two titans?