Francis Ngannou weighs 263 pounds – EXACTLY the same weight as his first fight against Stipe Miocic – as the champion is nearly 30 pounds lighter than his rival in anticipation of the heavyweight rematch in Las Vegas
- Francis Ngannou and Stipe Miocic weighed in for UFC 260 on Saturday
- ‘Predator’ ticked the scales at 263 pounds, exactly the same as the first fight
- The champion weighed 234 and has a significant disadvantage in size
Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou weighed in for their UFC 260 showdown on Saturday night.
The heavyweights both looked in top condition on the podium, with the challenger having a big advantage in the fight.
Ngannou tipped the scales at 263 pounds, exactly the same weight as last time, when he was outright beaten on the scorecards in 2018.
Francis Ngannou looked at the weigh-ins for UFC 260 in top condition
Miocic is a pound heavier than the first meeting (234 pounds), but still remains the lighter man.
The Cameroonian power puncher may be physically the same as last time, but a lot has changed my mind.
After following the defeat to Miocic with a terribly shy defeat to Derrick Lewis, Ngannou went berserk and won his next four fights by KO in the first round.
Stipe Miocic is giving up a size advantage but is confident that he will keep his title
The champion is a pound heavier than in the first fight against Ngannou in 2018
Whether he can make five of them against the consensus of the greatest heavyweight in MMA history is a very different matter.
Miocic is a humble champion and hardly the poster boy the UFC would want, but he’s a phenomenal fighter in all areas and if he can survive the early bouts he’ll be a firm favorite to hold on to his belt.
The heavyweight title fight is at the top of an excellent chart in Las Vegas and the victor will most likely take on Jon Jones in a massive encounter afterward.
Ngannou is out for revenge because she was well defeated in their first meeting