Guide to UFC 220: Predictions, analysis and full coverage

Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou will square off for the UFC's heavyweight title in Boston on January 20. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UFC 220, taking place on Saturday, January 20 in Boston, features two of the most anticipated fights of the year. The headliner pits the top two heavyweights in the UFC against each other in champion Stipe Miocic and top contender Francis Ngannou. A win for Miocic would be his third consecutive title defense, the most in history. Ngannou has four straight first-round finishes, most recently ESPN's knockout of the year when he defeated Alistair Overeem at UFC 218.

The co-main event has longtime light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier facing Volkan Oezdemir. Cormier's last fight was ruled a no contest after Jon Jones tested positive for a banned substance. He won his previous four bouts. Oezdemir is arguably the UFC's breakout star of 2017. The Switzerland native took care of Ovince St. Preux, Misha Cirkunov and Jimi Manuwa over the past year.

Other intriguing matchups include Calvin Kattar vs. Shane Burgos, Gian Villante vs. Francimar Barroso and Thomas Almeida vs. Rob Font. Who will come out on top?

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