Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou 2 in plans for March

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Dana White is hoping to see a UFC Heavyweight Championship rematch in the first quarter of next year.White is aiming to book a rematch between defending champion Stipe Miocic and contender Francis Ngannou for March 2021, he told TMZ in an interview on Monday.

“This fight won’t be ready until March,” White said. “… It could happen). Yeah, that’s the point. We’ll see what happens. ”

White did not allude to a specific date, location or provide additional details.

Miocic (20-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) had a recent fight in August when he finished Daniel Cormier with strikes in the fourth round of a trilogy rubber match. With the win, Miocic reclaimed his title from Cormier, who knocked him out at UFC 229 in July 2019.

In the weeks following his successful comeback, Miocic expressed a lack of interest in facing Ngannou (15-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) a second time, having already beaten the Cameroonian heavyweight once.

The two fought at UFC 220 in January 2018, when Miocic defeated Ngannou by unanimous decision. Miocic broke the record for most consecutive heavyweight title defenses with three.

Since the loss to Miocic, Ngannou has lost to Derrick Lewis but has also rebounded with four consecutive finishes over Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos and most recently Jairzinho Rozenstruik. He is currently ranked No.1 in the official UFC heavyweight rankings.

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