Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou set for UFC 220

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UFC 220 is on the verge of getting even bigger - literally. The UFC is reportedly eyeing a heavyweight championship bout between Ngannou and reigning titleholder Stipe Miocic for UFC 220 on January 20 at the TD Garden in Boston, MMAjunkie's Simon Samano reports.

While Ngannou now moves onto the title shot against Miocic, the victim of the counter left uppercut in Overeem has not announced his future plans at this time.

Propelled into a title fight, Miocic knocked out Fabricio Werdum in under three minutes and defended the title with a first-round stoppage of Overeem.

Miocic finished off his fifth straight knockout victory by backing up dos Santos against the cage and flooring him with a right hand to the head.

UFC commentator Joe Rogan was there in Detroit for UFC 218 and saw Ngannou's ferocious KO cageside and spoke with Bellator heavyweight Justin Wren about the potential of the native of Cameroon on Rogan's JRE MMA Show podcast.

With Miocic on a five fight win streak, the betting lines were met with surprise by many MMA fans.

Miocic (17-2) will attempt to become the longest-reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history.

UFC 220 now features one other title fight, a light heavyweight championship showdown between Daniel Cormier and fast-rising contender Volkan Oezdemir.

Swiftly, Miocic fired off a tweet reminding the 31-year old Ngannou who is the current UFC heavyweight champion. UFC 220 appears to have a new main event. He tied the record with a first-round knockout of Junior dos Santos at UFC 211 in Dallas on May 13.

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