UFC 260 presents one of the company’s biggest heavyweight rematch since… well, last year.
Francis Ngannou rebuilt his reputation in the UFC following back-to-back losses to heavyweight champions Stipe Miocic and Derrick Lewis, taking four straight first-round knockout wins en route to a rematch with Miocic on Saturday.
Ngannou’s rebirth shows why he should be considered one of the worst and best heavyweights in the division, and the organization agrees he is currently ranked No.1 for the company’s heavyweights and the UFC gives him another shot at the UFC heavyweight championship, hoping to avenge his 2018 loss to Miocic.
Of course, “The Predator” has his hands full fighting one of the UFC GOATs in Miocic, who just got rid of two title defenses on his own, the latter by beating Daniel Cormier in their UFC 252 trilogy fight. last August. Miocic has been considering a future retirement before the fight, as the 38-year-old has said he is not sure how many more fights he has in him and has cast doubt on whether or not he will be beat up to 40 years.
Currently, Ngannou enters Saturday’s fight as a slight favorite over Miocic, which means punters believe his recent momentum could lead him to his first UFC title reign.
Here’s what you need to know to catch the next big rematch this weekend.
UFC 260 Prize: How Much Is Miocic vs Ngannou?
UFC 260 will air exclusively on ESPN +.
- Current annual subscribers can get the UFC for $ 69.99.
- Current monthly subscribers can get UFC 260 and an upgraded package at a reduced rate of $ 84.99. They can also purchase the event itself for $ 69.99.
- New subscribers can get UFC 260 and an annual subscription to $ 89.98, which represents a saving of over 30%.
What channel is UFC 260 activated on?
With ESPN + and UFC coming to an exclusive deal for their events, you’ll only be able to catch UFC 260 on ESPN + PPV with an ESPN + membership.
The viewing options will be divided into three parts for UFC 260:
- First preliminaries: UFC, ESPN + Battle Pass
- Preliminaries: ESPN + / ESPN
- Main card: ESPN + (pay-per-view)
What time does Miocic vs Ngannou start?
Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou headlining the UFC 260 main card, so expect the fighters to get their ring marching around midnight east. There are currently three fights scheduled before the main event, with the main card starting at 10 p.m. ET.
- Dated: Saturday March 27
- First preliminaries: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Preliminaries 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
- Direct: ESPN +
UFC 260 fight card
- Modestas Bukauskas v Michael Oleksiejczuk, light heavyweights
- Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick, Women’s Flyweight
- Shane Young vs. Omar Morales, featherweight
- Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Abu Azaitar, middleweight
- William Knight v Alonzo Menifield, light heavyweights
- Jessica Penne vs. Hannah Goldy, strawweight for women
- Jared Gooden vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov, welterweight
- Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Francis Ngannou, UFC Heavyweight Championship bout
- Sean O’Malley vs. Thomas Almeida, featherweight
- Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque, welterweight
- Jamie Mullarkey vs. Khama Worthy, lightweight