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Dana White: UFC targeting Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou Heavyweight title fight in April

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UFC 220: Miocic v Ngannou Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The first three Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pay-per-view (PPV) events of the New Year already have their headlining acts as Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier will headline UFC 257 on Jan. 23, 2021. Furthermore, UFC 258 will be headlined by Kamaru Usman defending his Welterweight title against Gilbert Burns on Feb. 13, while UFC 259 is set to feature a Light Heavyweight title fight between Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya on March 6.

Now, UFC 260 — which is expected to go down sometime in April — may have its headlining act lined up. According to UFC President, Dana White, the promotion is looking at booking a Heavyweight championship rematch between division kingpin, Stipe Miocic, taking on Francis Ngannou, one month later than originally expected.

Miocic originally defended his belt against “The Predator” at UFC 220 in 2018 after five rounds of back-and-forth action. Since then, Miocic went on to lose, then win, and then defend his title against Daniel Cormier in a trilogy of title fights.

As for Ngannou, since coming up short against Miocic, he’s gone on to rack up an impressive 4-1 mark, including winning his last four outings all via first round knockout. In fact, those victories took less than three minutes combined to obtain, which is the reason the hard-hitting big man has been very vocal about the time it’s taking the promotion to get things rolling with Miocic. Should the fight come to pass, it will have been 11 months since the last time “The Predator” competed inside the Octagon.

Of course, the winner of this title fight is expected to defend the 265-pound title against former Light Heavyweight champion, Jon Jones.