MMA’s biggest division will see a pair of heavy hitters face off again at UFC 260 when Stipe Miocic defends his heavyweight title against the sport’s first 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 failing against Derrick Lewis in his next fight, Ngannou enjoyed a tear of four wins. back-to-back first-round knockouts against Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos and Jairzinho Rozenstruik to win another title shot.
Since his victory over Ngannou, Miocic has only faced Daniel Cormier. He dropped 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 come out on top when he won a decision. unanimous and sent Cormier to retirement last August.
With a furious Ngannou coming for his crown, will Miocic be able to keep the lead and rise to 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 comes off a pair of narrow wins over Max Holloway to become the champion. But now he will face an opponent in Ortega who is a far cry from the man who was brutalized by Max Holloway in 2018. Ortega appears to be reworked with an improved strike and featured him in a dominant performance against Chan Sung Jung to recover. in position to win a world title.
Below is a full rundown of the UFC 260 schedule, with details on fights, start times, odds and more.
What time is UFC 260: Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou?
- Dated: Saturday March 27
- First preliminaries: 6:15 p.m. ET
- Preliminaries: 8 p.m. ET
- PPV main card: 10 p.m. ET
Broadcast coverage of UFC 260 will begin with the UFC Fight Pass prelims at 6:15 p.m. ET, followed by preliminaries at 8:00 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view event is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET. Miocic and Ngannou are expected to strike the Octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET, although the exact time will depend on the length of previous fights.
How to watch UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou
The entire UFC 260 card, including the main PPV card, is available in the US on the ESPN + subscription streaming service.
Past fights, however, can also be seen live on ESPN and the WatchESPN app, and, for early versions, on UFC Fight Pass.
In Canada, the pay-per-view main card is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass. The preliminaries are on TSN and RDS.
Miocic vs Ngannou price: How much is UFC 260?
- UFC 260 PPV: $ 69.99
- With the ESPN + bundle: $ 89.98
In the US, the UFC 260 main card is available through pay-per-view on ESPN +, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 260 is $ 69.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $ 89.98 for UFC 260 pay-per-view and an ESPN + annual subscription, which offers savings of over 30%.
Where is UFC 260?
UFC 260 will take place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, without the presence of fans 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 the favorite of -138, which means that a bet of $ 138 would have to be made in order to earn a profit of $ 100 if Ngannou emerges victorious. Miocic, despite being the champion, is the slight underdog at +115, where a bet of $ 100 would net a profit of $ 115.
Recording of Stipe Miocic, bio
- Last name: Stipe Miocic
- Nationality: American
- Born: Aug 19, 1982
- Height: 6-4
- Reach: 80 inch
- Total fights: 23
- Record: 20-3
Recording of Francis Ngannou, bio
- Last name: Francis Ngannou
- Nationality: Cameroonian
- Born: September 5, 1986
- Height: 6-4
- Reach: 83 inch
- Total fights: 18
- Record: 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) vs. Brian Ortega; for the UFC featherweight championship of Volkanovski
- Tyron Woodley v Vicente Luque; Welterweight
- Sean O’Malley vs. Thomas Almeida; Bantam-weight
- Khama Worthy vs. Jamie Mullarkey; Light weights
Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN +)
- Alonzo Menifield vs. William Knight; Light heavyweights
- Jessica Penne vs. Hannah Goldy; Straw weight for women
- Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Jared Gooden; Welterweight
First preliminaries (ESPN + / UFC Fight Pass)
- Modestas Bukauskas v Michał Oleksiejczuk; Light heavyweights
- Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick; Flyweights for women
- Shane Young vs. Omar Morales; Lightweight
- Marc-André Barriault against Abu Azaitar; Average weights