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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title contender Francis Ngannou opened as the odds-on betting favorite over reigning division champion Stipe Miocic for their UFC 260 pay-per-view (PPV) headliner on March 27.
Miocic (20-3) dominated Ngannou (15-3) went they first went to war at UFC 220 roughly three years back, simply because “The Predator” — who built his career on early knockouts — had no answer for the champ’s wrestling-based attack.
Since they last met, Miocic went 2-1 in a trilogy opposite Daniel Cormier. As for Ngannou, he stumbled against Derrick Lewis his next time out before rediscovering his decapitating ways, laying waste to four straight opponents by violent KO.
As a result, Bovada.lv has Ngannou -160 to +130 for Miocic.
In the UFC 260 co-main event, defending featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski puts his 145-pound title on the line against top contender Brian Ortega. You can see the odds and betting line for that upcoming showdown right here.