UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is all set to take on former title challenger Francis Ngannou in the main event of the UFC 260 fight card taking place at the Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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.
In the co-main event, former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will take on Vincente Luque. It’s a do or die fight for Tyron Woodley as he is on a three-fight losing streak.
Heading into this fight, Francis Ngannou is a slight betting favourite over Stipe Miocic.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 4.90
Significant Striking Accuracy: 52%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.72
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 55%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 1.92
Takedown Accuracy: 34%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 70%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.00
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 2.23
Significant Striking Accuracy: 37%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 2.03
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 47%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.00
Takedown Accuracy: 0.00
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 71%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.5
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyse the upcoming fight cards and giving my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I didn’t have a great day as I went 3-1 on picks, bringing my overall record to 99-41.
Check out my previous predictions here.
Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou (1.80) vs Stipe Miocic (2.00)
Prediction: Stipe Miocic defeats Francis Ngannou (Money Line)
Welterweight: Tyron Woodley (2.80) vs Vincente Luque (1.44)
Prediction: Vincente Luque defeats Tyron Woodley via decision (2.50)
Bantamweight: Sean O’Malley (1.28) vs Thomas Almeida (3.60)
Prediction: Sean O’Malley defeats Thomas Almedia (Money Line)
Flyweight: Gillian Robertson (2.37) vs Miranda Maverick (1.61)
Prediction: Gillian Robertson defeats Miranda Maverick (Money Line)
Lightweight: James Mullarkey (2.00) vs Khama Worthy (1.80)
Prediction: The fight will go over 1.5 rounds (1.57)