The pair previously fought at UFC 220, where Stipe Miocic successfully defended his UFC heavyweight title by defeating Francis Ngannou via unanimous decision.
Stipe Miocic is coming off of trilogy fights against Daniel Cormier. After losing to Cormier in the first fight, he defeated him in the rematches. Their last fight took place at UFC 252 last August and in that fight, Miocic defeated him via unanimous decision.
On the other hand, Francis Ngannou is on a four-fight winning streak. All of his four wins have come via KO in round 1. In his last fight, he fought Jairzinho Rozenstruik and knocked him out in just 20-seconds.
UFC 260:Ngannou vs Miocic Prelims Results:
Middleweight: Marc-André Barriault (12-4 1 NC, 1-3 1 NC UFC) defeats Abu Azaitar (14-3-1, 1-1 UFC) by third-round TKO
Men’s featherweight: Omar Morales (11-1, 3-1 UFC) defeats Shane Young (13-6, 2-3 UFC) by unanimous decision
Light heavyweight: Michal Oleksiejczuk (15-4 1 NC, 3-2 1 NC UFC) defeats Modestas Bukauskas (11-4, 1-2 UFC) by split decision
Welterweight: Abubakar Nurmagomedov (16-3-1, 1-1 UFC) defeats Jared Gooden (17-4, 0-2 UFC) by unanimous decision
Light heavyweight: Alonzo Menifield (10-2, 3-2 UFC) defeats Fabio Cherant (7-2, 0-1 UFC) by first-round submission
Lightweight: Jamie Mullarkey(13-4, 1-2 UFC) defeats Khama Worthy (17-3, 2-2 UFC) via TKO.
Women’s flyweight: Miranda Maverick (11-2, 2-0 UFC) defeats Gillian Robertson (9-4, 6-4 UFC) via unanimous decision