Two Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champions will defend their respective titles at “UFC 220: Miocic vs Ngannou” at the TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts on January 20, 2018. Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir of Switzerland challenged UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel “DC” Cormier of the United States while Francis “The Predator” Ngannou of Cameroon challenged UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic of the U.S.
In the first fight of the evening under the preliminary card, Islam Makhachev of Russia defeated Gleison Tibau of Brazil in the lightweight division. The Russian fighter knocked out his Brazilian opponent at 0:57 of Round 1.
Both the second and the third bouts, which are in the featherweight division, ended via unanimous decision. Enrique “El Fuerte” Barzola of Peru defeated Matt “The Mangler” Bessette while Julio Arce defeated Dan “Dynamite” Ige.
Dustin Ortiz defeated Alexandre Pantoja of Brazil in the fourth bout, which was a flyweight match, also via unanimous decision. In the fifth bout, Abdul Razak “Judo Thunder” Alhassan of Ghana knocked out Sabah “The Punisher” Homasi via punch at 3:47 of Round 1 in the welterweight division.
In the last bout of the preliminary card, Kyle “Crash” Bochniak defeated Brandon “Killer B” Davis via unanimous decision in the featherweight division. In the first bout of the main card, Thomas “Thominhad” Almeida of Brazil lost to Rob “Times New Roman” Font in the bantamweight division via technical knockout via head kick and punches at 2:24 of Round 2.
Gian Villante defeated Francimar “Bodão” Barroso of Brazil via split decision in the light heavyweight division. Calvin “The Boston Finisher” Kattar knocked out Shane Burgos via punches at 0:32 of Round 3 in the featherweight division.
In the co-main event, Daniel “DC” Cormier successfully defended his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship title from Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir of Switzerland. The bout ended at 2:00 of Round 2 via technical knockout via punches.
In the main event, Stipe Miocic retained his UFC Heavyweight Championship title. He defeated Francis “The Predator” Ngannou of Cameroon via unanimous decision after five five-minute rounds.