UFC 220 is on the verge of getting even bigger - literally.
The expected heavyweight title fight between champion Stipe Miocic and No. 1 contender Francis Ngannou is being targeted for the event, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the UFC had yet to make its plans public.
UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has a date with destiny, and it is January 20, 2018. He tied the record with a first-round knockout of Junior dos Santos at UFC 211 in Dallas on May 13.
The 31-year-old Ngannou laid waste to perennial heavyweight power player Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 on Dec 2, clobbering "The Demolition Man" with a left uppercut at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
A Euclid native and graduate of Eastlake North High School based out of Strong Style Gym in Independence, Miocic will go for a UFC record third consecutive defense of the heavyweight championship.
Miocic has not fought since that May encounter, unable to come to an agreement on a contract renegotiation with the UFC.
Miocic last defended his championship back in May.
UFC 220 now features one other title fight, a light heavyweight championship showdown between Daniel Cormier and fast-rising contender Volkan Oezdemir.
This heavyweight title fight is not only one of the most intriguing to book stylistically, but it also comes with serious implications.
It's unclear which of the two title fights would serve as the UFC 220 main event.
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