The UFC’s heavyweight title is on the line Saturday in a bout the promotion is billing as the “biggest, baddest rematch” when reigning champion Stipe Miocic faces the hard-hitting Francis Ngannou.
The bout is the UFC 260 main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.
Miocic (20-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) and Ngannou (15-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) first met in 2018, in the main event of UFC 220. That night, Miocic dominated over the course of five rounds to prove himself the baddest man on the planet. But Ngannou has since strung together four consecutive knockouts to earn himself another crack. 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 returned. The third episode features Miocic and Ngannou, as well as the Las Vegas arrivals of Tyron Woodley, Vicente Luque, and Sean O’Malley. Here’s the UFC’s description from YouTube:
Champ Stipe Miocic customizes his training room. Co-main stars Vicente Luque and Tyron Woodley land in Las Vegas, as does Sean O’Malley. Francis Ngannou wrestles with Jake Shields, and Miocic has an interview interrupted.