The opening betting odds have been released for a potential rematch between UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou.
Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier via unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 252 to cement his position as the greatest heavyweight in UFC history. Following the event, UFC president Dana White said the plan is to match Miocic up against Ngannou in a rematch for his next fight. The two previously fought at UFC 220 in January 2018, with Miocic winning the first fight against Ngannou via unanimous decision.
Ngannou has been on fire, winning his last four fights by knockout over Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Junior dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, and Curtis Blaydes to earn another heavyweight title shot. With Cormier losing to Miocic, we now know that if Ngannou wants to reach his goal of becoming UFC champion he will have to get by the man who beat him the last time he fought for the belt two years ago in Miocic, the heavyweight GOAT.
With White hinting that the UFC will book Miocic vs. Ngannou 2, the oddsmakers took notice and released the opening line for the rematch. The odds, which are courtesy of BestFightOdds, may surprise you.
FUTURE EVENTS: FRANCIS NGANNOU (-225) VS. STIPE MIOCIC (+190) HTTPS://T.CO/VO30HT1MZ6 @FRANCIS_NGANNOU @STIPEMIOCIC
— BESTFIGHTODDS (@BESTFIGHTODDS) AUGUST 16, 2020