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Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Set For UFC 220 on January 20

08 December 2017, 07:54 | Sandy Nunez

Stipe Miocic-Francis Ngannou heavyweight title fight targeted for UFC 220

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On a card that already boasted one title fight in Daniel Cormier defending his light heavyweight strap against Volkan Oezdemir, Dana White is treating the Boston faithful to a second title fight, creating an event that should kick off 2018 in the right direction. The card takes place inside the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20.

Now Ngannou is getting his shot at Miocic and the heavyweight title with the new fight expected to headline UFC 220.

The expected heavyweight title fight between champion Stipe Miocic and No. 1 contender Francis Ngannou is being targeted for the event, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. After making swift progress, however, he made his bow in the UFC just over two years later.

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His shot at Miocic has yet to be officially confirmed by the UFC, but's Ariel Helwani confirmed the development overnight following an initial report by MMAjunkie, which stated that the fight is in the works.

Since winning the belt with a victory over Fabricio Werdum in May 2016, Miocic (17-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) has defended the belt against Overeem and Junior Dos Santos.

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.

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