Five Best Fights To Make After UFC 218

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Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou

It’s safe to say that Francis Ngannou is no longer a prospect after brutally knocking out Alistair Overeem in the first round of their UFC 218 co-main event as he’s now won six-straight UFC bouts, with all six victories ending with a finish.

Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is expected to return to action early next year, and Ngannou should be next in line to challenge him for the strap.

Ngannou’s freakish power and improving skill set would likely provide an intriguing stylistic match-up for the fast and athletic champion Miocic.