The largest division in MMA will see a pair of heavy hitters face off once again at UFC 260 when Stipe Miocic defends his heavyweight title against the sport’s leading knockout artist, Francis Ngannou, at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The last time Miocic and Ngannou met, Micoc retained his title with a unanimous decision victory over Ngannou at UFC 220. After falling short of Derrick Lewis in their next fight, Ngannou had four consecutive first-round knockout victories against Curtis Blaydes. , Caín Velásquez, Junior dos Santos and Jairzinho Rozenstruik to earn another title shot.
Since defeating Ngannou, Miocic has only faced Daniel Cormier. It left him the title at UFC 226, but regained it with a fourth-round knockout at UFC 241 in August 2019. The rubber match also saw Miocic rise to the top when he won by unanimous decision and sent Cormier into retirement in last august.
With an outraged Ngannou coming for his crown, will Miocic be able to hold his head and back down from the challenge or will there be a new king of the heavyweight division?
The co-main event finds Alexander Volkanovski defending his featherweight title against Brian Ortega.
Volkanovski is coming off a pair of narrow wins over Max Holloway to become the champion. But now he will face an opponent in Ortega who is far from the man who was brutalized by Max Holloway in 2018. Ortega seems to renew himself with improved punches and showed it in a dominant performance against Chan Sung Jung to get back in position. to win a world title.
Below is a full rundown of the UFC 260 schedule, with details on the fight matches, start times, odds, and more.
What time is UFC 260: Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou?
- Date: Saturday March 27
- First preliminaries: 6:15 pm ET
- Preliminaries: 8 pm ET
- PPV main card: 10 pm ET
UFC 260 broadcast coverage will begin with the UFC Fight Pass preliminaries at 6:15 p.m. ET, followed by the preliminaries at 8 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view event is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET. Miocic and Ngannou are expected to arrive at the Octagon around 12:15 am ET, although the exact time depends on the length of the previous fights.
How to watch UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou
The complete UFC 260 card, including the main PPV card, is available in the US on the ESPN + subscription streaming service.
However, past fights can also be seen live on ESPN and the WatchESPN app and, for early preliminaries, on UFC Fight Pass.
In Canada, the main pay-per-view card is available at Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV at UFC Fight Pass. The preliminaries are on TSN and RDS.
Price of Miocic vs. Ngannou: How much does UFC 260 cost?
- UFC 260 PPV: $ 69.99
- With ESPN + package: $ 89.98
In the US, the UFC 260 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN +, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 260 is $ 69.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers you can pay a package price of $ 89.98 for UFC 260 pay-per-view and an annual subscription to ESPN +, offering savings of more than 30 percent.
Where is UFC 260?
UFC 260 will take place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, without fan attendance due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Miocic vs. Ngannou odds for UFC 260
According to Fanduel, Francis Ngannou is the favorite despite losing to Miocic previously. The challenger is currently a -138 favorite, meaning a $ 138 bet would be needed to make a $ 100 profit should Ngannou emerge victorious. Miocic, despite being the champion, is a slight underdog at +115, where a $ 100 bet would generate a profit of $ 115.
Stipe Miocic record, biography
- Name: Stipe Miocic
- Nationality: American
- Born: August 19, 1982
- Height: 6-4
- Arrive: 80 inch
- Total fights: 2. 3
- Registry: 20-3
Francis Ngannou record, biography
- Name: Francis Ngannou
- Nationality: Cameroonian
- Born: September 5, 1986
- Height: 6-4
- Arrive: 83 inches
- Total fights: 18
- Registry: 15-3
UFC 260 Fight Card
Main card (ESPN + PPV)
- Stipe Miocic (c) against Francis Ngannou; for Miocic’s UFC Heavyweight Championship
- Alexander Volkanovski (c) against Brian Ortega; for Volkanovski’s UFC Featherweight Championship
- Tyron Woodley against Vicente Luque; Welterweights
- Sean O’Malley vs. Thomas Almeida; Rooster weights
- Khama Worthy vs. Jamie Mullarkey; Light weights
Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN +)
- Alonzo Menifield versus William Knight; Light heavy weights
- Jessica Penne vs. Hannah Goldy; Female strawweight
- Abubakar Nurmagomedov against Jared Gooden; Welterweights
First preliminaries (ESPN + / UFC Fight Pass)
- Modest Bukauskas against Michał Oleksiejczuk; Light heavy weights
- Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick; Women’s flyweight
- Shane Young vs. Omar Morales; Pen weights
- Marc-André Barriault against Abu Azaitar; Medium weights
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.