UFC 220 Miocic vs. Ngannou Betting: Fight Card Odds and Predictions
The UFC has not seen a scarier heavyweight than Francis Ngannou in a really long time. He takes at Boston on Stipe Miocic for its championship belt Saturday.
We are only in the third week of January, however, the UFC might have trouble staging a much better card on top in 2018 compared to UFC 220 on Saturday night in TD Garden at Boston. It is headlined by a heavyweight title bout between champion Stipe Miocic and terrifying Francis Ngannou. The five-fight principal card is expected to begin at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view. Here’s a look at their MMA chances and those bouts.
UFC 220 Miocic vs. Ngannou Odds
Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou
Records: Miocic (17-2), Ngannou (11-1)
UFC Odds: Ngannou -160, Miocic +130 Prediction: Ngannou by KO/TKO
The Miocic, 35, seems to make UFC history here by making a third straight successful defence of his heavyweight title — that’s never been done before. Miocic has won five fights in a row overall and took the belt from Fabricio Werdum by first-round knockout (punches) at UFC 198 in May 2016. Miocic then overcome Alistair Overeem in September that year by first-round knockout (punches) and got revenge on former winner Junior dos Santos in May 2017 with a first-round TKO (punches). Dos Santos handed Miocic his last loss, back in December 2014. A total of 13 of Miocic’s 17 wins have come by KO/TKO.
Ngannou, a 31-year-old from Cameroon, will be the biggest name in the game other than Conor McGregor, if McGregor ever struggles. “The Predator” only has devastating power — think Mike Tyson in his prime. Ngannou has yet to observe that the third round in any of his struggles, and his previous four have all ended by either KO/TKO or entry in just two minutes of the first round. Ngannou destroyed Overeem in December with a punch, and throughout his six fights in the UFC Ngannou has gained 1.83 knockdowns per 15 minutes, the maximum rate among ranked heavyweights. Miocic, a former NCAA wrestler, will need this fight on the mat. He was past an underdog vs. Werdum.
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