UFC 220

A UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou served as If headliner.

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The episode also featured a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between present champion Daniel Cormier and Volkan Oezdemir. [4]
A welterweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians welterweight winner Kamaru Usman and Emil Weber Meek was originally scheduled for UFC 219. But due to an alleged visa dilemma for Meek which influenced his traveling program, the pairing was postponed and then rescheduled to this event. [5] However, it was shifted to UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi a day later, that took place six days before this event. [6]
A welterweight bout between Abdul Razak Alhassan and Sabah Homasi was initially scheduled for UFC 219, but later altered for this event. The pairing met at UFC 218, when Alhassan won via a contentious TKO. [7][8]
Charles Rosa was expected to face promotional novice Dan Ige at the event. On December 22, Rosa pulled out injury. [9] Ige stayed on the card and faced fellow newcomer Julio Arce. [10]
Arnold Allen was anticipated to confront The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2 lightweight winner Enrique Barzola at the event. But, Allen was pulled from the struggle on January 11 due to alleged visa issues which restricted his ability to travel. [11] newcomer Matt Bessette substituted him. [12]
Jamie Moyle was expected to confront Maryna Moroz in the event. However, Moyle pulled from the struggle during the week leading up to case citing an undisclosed injury. [13] In turn, advertising officials suggested that Moroz will be rescheduled for a future occasion.

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