It’s been a long time since heavyweight captivated us in the cage. Mostly, that’s due in part to the mechanics of the sport requiring a certain grappling agility that bigger guys lack, but it’s also because the lower weight classes has had all the stars.
*cough* Conor McGregor. *cough*
Still, we’ve got a few sluggers in the ranks of the UFC – big, heavyweight sluggers who’ve earned their statuses of “badass” and “killer” the old fashioned way: they knocked opponents the heck out.
And two of them are meeting in the main event of UFC 220.
Yup, I’m talking about champ Stipe Miocic and top challenger Francis Ngannou. Miocic got where he is today by putting Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem to sleep, and Ngannou… well, he damn near took Overeem’s head clean off.
To get you excited, the UFC has put together the first of what is likely many hype reels. Gird your loins, folks.