Venue: Las Vegas Nevada, Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou 2 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on March 27, 2021 at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
A UFC Heavyweight Championship rematch bout between current two-time champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou is expected to headline this event. The pairing met previously at UFC 220 on January 20, 2018, where Miocic won via unanimous decision and broke the record for most consecutive title defenses for the heavyweight championship with his third.
A UFC Featherweight Championship bout between current champion Alexander Volkanovski and former title challenger Brian Ortega will serve as the co-main event.
Johnny Walker was expected to face Jimmy Crute in a light heavyweight bout at the event. However, Walker pulled out of the fight in early February citing a chest injury. Promotion officials elected to remove Crute from the card and reschedule him against Anthony Smith the following month at UFC 261.
A heavyweight bout between former WSOF Heavyweight Champion Blagoy Ivanov and Marcin Tybura was scheduled to take place at the event. However, Ivanov was pulled from the bout in late February, citing an injury. Tybura is now expected to compete against Walt Harris at UFC Fight Night 193 on June 5.
A women's flyweight bout between Gillian Robertson and Miranda Maverick was scheduled for UFC 258, but it was cancelled on the day of the event after Robertson had a non-COVID related illness. They are now expected to meet at this event.
Official Fight Card
|Heavyweight||Francis Ngannou||def.||Stipe Miocic (c)||KO (punch)||2||0:52|
|Welterweight||Vicente Luque||def.||Tyron Woodley||Submission (brabo choke)||1||3:56|
|Bantamweight||Sean O'Malley||def.||Thomas Almeida||KO (punch)||3||3:52|
|Women’s Flyweight||Miranda Maverick||def.||Gillian Robertson||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Jamie Mullarkey||def.||Khama Worthy||KO (punches)||1||0:46|
|Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)|
|Catchweight (206.5 lb)||Alonzo Menifield||def.||Fabio Cherant||Submission (Von Flue choke)||1||1:11|
|Welterweight||Abubakar Nurmagomedov||def.||Jared Gooden||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Michał Oleksiejczuk||def.||Modestas Bukauskas||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Omar Morales||def.||Shane Young||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Early preliminary card (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)|
|Middleweight||Marc-André Barriault||def.||Abu Azaitar||TKO (punches)||3||4:56|
Main card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Francis Ngannou def. Stipe Miocic via KO (punch) - Round 2, 0:52 (live blog) | (Highlights)
Vicente Luque def. Tyron Woodley via submission (D’Arce choke) - Round 1, 3:56 (live blog) | (Highlights)
Sean O’Malley def. Thomas Almeida via KO (punch) - Round 3, 3:52 (live blog) | (Highlights)
Miranda Maverick def. Gillian Robertson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) (live blog)
Jamie Mullarkey def. Khama Worthy via KO (punch) - Round 1, 0:46 (live blog)
Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET)
Alonzo Menifield def. Fabio Cherant via submission (Von Flue choke) - Round 1, 1:11 | Watch finish
Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. Jared Gooden via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Michal Oleksiejczuk def. Modestas Bukauskas via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Omar Morales def. Shane Young via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Prelims (ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET)
Marc-Andre Barriault def. Abu Azaitar via TKO (strikes) - Round 3, 4:56 | Watch finish
*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.