What's next for fighters of UFC 220?

Miocic: 'I beat the brakes off' Ngannou (2:19)

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic says he appreciates people doubting him against Francis Ngannou, as he used it as fuel to win at UFC 220. (2:19)

Last weekend's UFC 220 event in Boston showcased two successful title defenses and a handful of strong performances by Massachusetts natives.

Where do the fighters of UFC 220 go from here? Here's ESPN's take on what should be next.

Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (18-2) defeated Francis Ngannou via decision

Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (20-1) defeated Volkan Oezdemir via second-round TKO

The night belonged to Miocic, as he outmaneuvered a phenom in Ngannou and set a new UFC record for consecutive heavyweight title defenses in the process.

Great night for Cormier as well. Yes, he's come up short against Jon Jones twice, and that's part of his legacy. But he's been perfect otherwise, and cemented his place as one of the greatest talents in the sport's history.

A fight between them, which UFC president Dana White brought up postfight, makes a ton of sense.

For starters, there aren't many matchups left in their respective divisions. They're both looking at rematches in the near future. And as good as some of those rematches would be, they're not necessarily "must-see."

Cormier, 38, has admitted he doesn't have many fights left. Jones is still tied up with the case of a failed drug test. This would be a truly meaningful legacy fight for Cormier late in his career.

The potential deal-breaker is Cormier's teammate -- and former heavyweight champion -- Cain Velasquez, who is working towards a return to the Octagon in 2018. If Velasquez is healthy and ready to make a title run of his own, Cormier has made it clear he won't interfere with that.

But if Velasquez needs additional time (or perhaps a tuneup fight), this is a marquee, high-profile, intriguing matchup between two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the game.

Heavyweight Francis Ngannou (11-2) lost to Stipe Miocic via decision

There was a lot of hype coming in, and some of that will inevitably fade coming off this loss.

Keen observers, however, will note that Ngannou is still a great bet to hold a UFC title some day. He's only 31, and he's been training for less than five years.

Mark Hunt fights Curtis Blaydes at UFC 221 on Feb. 10. If Hunt wins, that's the fight to make. He is a veteran, highly ranked, wants tough fights and has a contract that pays him well.

Junior dos Santos, who was supposed to face Ngannou last year, is also an option, depending on timing. His case for a failed drug test in 2017 is still pending.

Light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir (15-2), lost to Daniel Cormier via second-round TKO

It depends on what route Cormier takes. If Cormier moves up to challenge Miocic, the division looks a lot different than if he sticks around and faces a contender in Alexander Gustafsson.

If Cormier goes up, Oezdemir vs. Gustafsson. If Cormier sticks around, Oezdemir vs. Glover Teixeira. The man unfortunately left out in these scenarios is Jimi Manuwa, but that's the way the division looks as of now.

Featherweight Calvin Kattar (18-2) defeated Shane Burgos via third-round TKO

This 145-pound division is flush with new talent. That includes Kattar, who is now 2-0 in the UFC.

Myles Jury would be a fun fight. Jury just looked spectacular at UFC 219 and says he's open to fight anyone. It's a riskier fight for Jury than Kattar, based on rankings, but it has "Fight of the Night" potential.

Bantamweight Rob Font (15-3) defeated Thomas Almeida via second-round TKO

He is a dark horse in this division who is flying well under the radar. Plenty of fun fights for Font near the top, but he needs one more win to earn that matchup.

Postfight, Font expressed interest in a bout against Aljamain Sterling. That seems appropriate.