Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou 2 tale of the tape: How fighters compare ahead of huge UFC 260 heavyweight rematch
UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has vowed Francis Ngannou cannot beat him ahead of their huge rematch at UFC 260 this weekend.
The 38-year-old defends his belt against the Cameroonian-French fighter for the second time, after he first outpointed him in January 2018.
Since then, Miocic has both lost, regained and defended the title in his trilogy against Daniel Cormier, while Ngannou has won four of his last fight dust-ups.
Here SunSport breaks down how the two compare ahead of their second meeting inside the octagon.
Miocic has age and experience on his side, as he is four years older than his rival.
He has been involved in 23 fights – five more than Ngannou – while he also boasts five more victories.
There is no surprise that Miocic has more knockout wins due to being involved in more contests.
All of Ngannou's last four fights have ended in KOs, while just one out of Miocic's last three encounters since his first fight against the Predator have ended in a knockout win.
Both men stand at 6ft 4in, but it is Ngannou who has the better reach (83in) compared to Miocic (80 in).
Ngannou has declared he is not the same fighter as the one that lost to Miocic three years ago.
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He said: "I have changed a lot between my first fight with Stipe. I'm twice what I was skills-wise."
But Miocic has stressed that his style is all wrong for the 34-year-old, and there is no chance his strap will be changing hands.
The champ remarked: "Francis has gotten a lot better since the first fight with me.
"But styles make match-ups, and unfortunately, the style I have is not good for him. I’m walking out And Still."
He also told MMA Fighting: "It won’t be nothing like the first fight because he’s definitely gotten better and so have I. A lot of things are going to change.
"I’m trying to make it a more one-sided fight, and of course try to end it early, but he’s gotten better. The man hits hard and it’s the heavyweight division so anything can happen."
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