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UFC 220 fight card — Miocic vs. Ngannou: Predictions, odds, lines, prelims

Getting big is relevant again in fighting. Over the past year or so, both boxing and MMA have seen somewhat of a rebirth from the heavyweight divisions with Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Stipe Miocic rising through the ranks as the best on the planet. With top champions brings out some of the greatest competitors, and on Saturday night in Boston, Miocic will be the first to reply a really tough test.
The current UFC heavyweight champion is set to take on possibly the scariest puncher at MMA when he squares off against Francis Ngannou in the primary event at TD Garden. Ngannou (11-1, 7 KOs) has won five of his fights since joining the company and all coming via KO/TKO with not one getting past the next round. His brutal knockout of top contender Alistair Overeem in UFC 218 could have been the most barbarous knockout of the year.
But Miocic remains his calm and collected ahead of his challenge. Miocic (17-2, 13 KOs) is also on a five-fight knockout streak and stays only one win short of becoming the longest reigning heavyweight champion in company history.
“I’m so used to it by now," Miocic stated during his open workout on Wednesday. “I love being the underdog since I shut up everyone. That is what this sport’s all about — it’s like’The Jerry Springer Show’… I am walking out’and still.’ No one (else) is going to be champion until I depart.

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