It’s a rare thing that must be cherished whenever a UFC heavyweight title fight comes around.
Mostly, that’s because the division has for so long been populated by fragile men like Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, so getting them into the cage to fight is like herding cats. But it’s also because as the sport has evolved, fewer and fewer heavyweights are capable of captivating us.
Thankfully, we’ve got a champ in Stipe Miocic who can score one-punch knockouts, and we’ve got a challenger in Francis Ngannou who can decapitate foes with uppercuts. And we’ve got UFC 220, which pits them against each other in the main event.
That’s something worth cherishing right there.
Here’s an extended preview vid on the event.