Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Heavyweight Title Slugfest Set For UFC 220

Stipe Miocic poses during his weigh-in for UFC 211 on May 12 in Dallas

UFC 220 is on the verge of getting even bigger - literally.

Francis Ngannou may not be the No. 1 heavyweight in the world, but when he challenges champion Stipe Miocic, he will be treated as such. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the UFC had yet to make its plans public. According to MMA Junkie, the UFC is targeting it's January 20th card in Boston for the fight.

Ngannou has looked unstoppable since first arriving in the UFC while recording six straight wins including his vicious one punch knockout against Overeem this pastSaturdayat UFC 218 in Detroit. He tied the division's all-time record of two consecutive title defenses in May, in a knockout win over Junior dos Santos.

A perfectionist in and out of the cage, Miocic earned his measure of redemption from the unanimous-decision loss in a five-round slugfest against dos Santos at UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Miocic in Phoenix, Arizona on December 13, 2014.

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Miocic has not fought since that May encounter, unable to come to an agreement on a contract renegotiation with the UFC.

If booked, Miocic-Ngannou would be added as the second UFC 220 title fight. Last week it was announced that Daniel Cormier will defend the light heavyweight title vs. Volkan Oezdemir on the card.

Miocic (17-2) will attempt to become the longest-reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history. Paving the way for a quick turnaround was the latest first-round victory of Ngannou's career, stopping the former title contender just 1:42 into the fight.

The only time both undisputed titles were on the line on the same night was at UFC 44 in September 2003.

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