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Check out who the experts at CBS Sports are taking in the heavyweight title rematch on Saturday in Las Vegas
The heavyweight title is on the line once again on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
UFC 260 is set to host champion Stipe Miocic taking on top contender and arguably the most feared striker in the sport in Francis Ngannou.
This will be the second time these two have met with Miocic earning the nod in the first meeting by decision.
Miocic already has his legacy cemented in the sport’s lore.
He became the most accomplished heavyweight champion in UFC history with a third title defense in 2018.
After losing the first fight to Daniel Cormier later that year, Miocic rebounded to win the next two in the trilogy and lock in just one title victory shy of Randy Couture’s record for most wins in any major promotion.
Now, the native of Cleveland can tie the record with a second defeat of Ngannou.
But be for warned: the native of Cameroon has been as destructive as ever since the defeat in 2018.
Ngannou has ripped off four straight first-round knockouts and logged just two minutes and 43 seconds of Octagon time total in those victories.
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With so much happening on Saturday night, let’s take a closer look at the full fight card with the latest odds from William Hill Sportsbook before we get to our staff predictions and picks for the PPV portion of the festivities.
With such a massive main event on tap, the crew at CBS Sports went ahead with predictions and picks for the main card. Here are your pick makers: Brent Brookhouse (Combat sports writer), Brian Campbell (Combat sports writer, co-host of “Morning Kombat”), Matthew Coca (producer), Jack Crosby (editor), Michael Mormile (producer) and Brandon Wise (senior editor).
Campbell on why Miocic will win: The question of just how much Ngannou has improved in the three years since he lost his first title shot needs to be offset by remembering just how much better than him Miocic was in nearly every category.
At 38, the champ still appears to be at the peak of his powers and has focused on speed for this matchup by trimming down in weight.
As long as he can once again survive an early barrage and counter with clean right hands, the opening for takedowns will be there.
Despite how much Ngannou may have worked on his conditioning, carrying around that much mass just isn’t conducive to five-round championship fighting.
If anyone has the chin to do it again, it’s Miocic.
Brookhouse on why Miocic will win: Ngannou is an intriguing pick and his power is something that renders much of an opponent’s skills meaningless.
It takes a single strike from him to completely end a fight.
What’s troubling when analyzing his career record is how he has lost every fight that has ever touched the third round.
Miocic has a good — but not unbreakable — chin, but showed in the first fight that he’s able to land a bit on his feet and get inside to grapple and neutralize Ngannou.
If he takes that approach again, Ngannou’s chances decrease more and more by the minute.
Brookhouse on why Luque will win: Woodley has not been good in recent fights.
Over his previous three fights, he has been horribly outstruck and seemed content to sit back and take it rather than try to make adjustments.
Luque’s style is not one which allows that kind of passive fighting and it’s hard to see Woodley having made a massive turnaround in his approach to fighting a pressure opponent, opening the door for Luque to add a big name to his resume.
Campbell on why O’Malley win win: Considering he’s still just 29, it seems to early to talk about this being the potential end of Almeida’s UFC run.
Yet with losses in four of his last five fights and a chin that has been anything but sturdy, this has “get well fight” written all over it for O’Malley, fresh off his first pro defeat.
Almeida will certainly try to make it a shootout yet O’Malley’s speed, precision and unpredictability should be more than enough to handle himself as the 26-year-old reminds us why the buzz surrounding him was so large just one year ago.
Wise on why Robertson will win: This is a pretty sizable step up in competition for Maverick, who has been a dominant force to start her career.
With only one UFC fight on her resume, Maverick is getting some sizable respect with six stoppages in eight wins.
However, Robertson is a really high level fighter who just can’t seem to get past the best in her weight class.
This feels like the right step up for Maverick, but it also feels like a spot where Robertson reminds everyone that she’s among the 10 best in the world at 125 pounds.
Also, a friendly reminder that the majority of results at women’s strawweight and flyweight end in decision and the odds here (-150) to reach the scorecards are lower than normal.
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Sat, 27 Mar 2021 14:00:00 -0700
The event features a UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou
Ngannou was decisively defeated by Miocic back in 2018
UFC 260 takes place this Saturday, March 27, and is exclusively on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
The event features a UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou.
Ngannou was decisively defeated by Miocic back in 2018 and has since earned another right to compete for the heavyweight title after finishing all four of his last opponents inside the opening 80 seconds.
Watch Miocic vs.
Ngannou fight live on ESPN+ tonight
But at UFC 260, Ngannou will need to find a way past Miocic, who is regarded as the greatest heavyweight in UFC history.
Here is everything you need to know about UFC 260 including how to order and watch the UFC 260 PPV live stream on Saturday night.
Fight fans are required to purchase the official UFC 260 PPV event on the ESPN+ platform in order to gain access to the live event and replay.
The process of ordering the UFC 260 PPV on ESPN+ changes depending on whether you’re an existing subscriber or a new subscriber.
If you don’t have an active ESPN+ subscription, you’re going to need one to order and watch UFC 260 live stream this weekend.
Here are the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective ways to order UFC 260 on ESPN+.
The best way for fight fans to get started this weekend is by purchasing the UFC 260 & ESPN+ Bundle for $89.99.
The UFC 260 and ESPN+ Bundle includes UFC 260 PPV access and a one-year (12 months) subscription to ESPN+ (normally $59.99).
This bundle represents a major saving (more than 30%) and gives access to all live UFC Fight Night events in the coming 12 months, such as Darren Till vs.
Marvin Vettori on April 10.
Order the UFC 260 & ESPN+ Bundle for $89.99 here.
The second option is the UFC 260 and Disney Bundle.
The Disney Bundle includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ all for just $13.99 per month (with ads) or $19.99 per month (without ads).
The bundle enables a new user to access the following packages:
Order UFC 260 & The Disney Bundle for $89.99 here.
If you already have an ESPN+ subscription, then you’re ready to order the official PPV and watch Stipe Miocic vs.
Francis Ngannou on Saturday night.
Simply log in to ESPN+ and order the UFC 260 PPV for $69.99.
Saturday, March 27– UFC Apex, Las Vegas
Main Card – 10:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV
Prelims – 8:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+
Early Prelims – 7:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+
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