With the Featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega delayed because of COVID-19, UFC 260 this weekend (Sat., March 27, 2021) is looking a bit thinner. Also looking thinner: the UFC 260 “Countdown” show, which undoubtedly had a lot of great footage of Volkanovski and Ortega preparing for their scrap. Maybe that footage will show up for a future pay-per-view (PPV) event / “Countdown” show, or maybe the two duke it out at the top of a “Fight Night” and we never see this half of their “Countdown.”
Whatever the case, there is basically no full “Countdown” episode at the moment. Instead, only the half hyping up the Heavyweight title fight between champ Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou is available. But hey, that’s still a pretty epic clash. A rematch of their Jan. 2018 fight, Ngannou will look to avoid getting out-wrestled badly again like he did in their first encounter.
Three years and a 4-1 record separate Ngannou from that last drubbing from Miocic, while Miocic has since gone 2-1 in a trilogy of fights against Daniel Cormier. Will Miocic still be able to nullify the heat that comes off Ngannou’s hands? Will he look as good against the 34-year-old Cameroonian as he did against 41-year-old Daniel Cormier?
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