Fighters to Watch at UFC 220

UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou
Date: January 20th
Arena: TD Garden
City: Boston, MA

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is headed to Boston, MA for the fifth time in promotional history with UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou. The 11-fight card is scheduled to kick off with preliminary action on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. Prelims will continue on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m., with the main card getting under way on Pay Per View at 10 p.m. If interested in wagering on any bouts for these fight cards, all betting lines are made available at Several Bookmakers.

These are my fighters to watch at UFC 220 in Boston:

Francis Ngannou & Stipe Miocic

Ngannou is a fighter to watch this Saturday night because he has the potential of being the best heavyweight in UFC history. Miocic is a fighter to watch because he has the potential of ending Ngannou’s hype and setting a record for most title defenses in UFC heavyweight history. This is an important fight for both heavyweights, and it is definitely one not to miss. I will be watching this fight live in Boston, but if I were not, this is a Pay Per View main event I would have to order and tune in for. One way or another, history will be made.

Shane Burgos

After going 3-0 in the UFC and remaining undefeated as a pro, Burgos gets his first main card slot in the UFC and it comes on a Pay Per View card in Boston, where he will be taking on Boston’s own Calvin Kattar. This is an important fight for the New Yorker, as victory would likely elevate him into the UFC’s Top 15 featherweight rankings. Having Top Five potential, I think Burgos is a fighter to keep an eye on this weekend and moving forward.

Alexandre Pantoja

Pantoja is now 2-0 inside the Octagon and is now being faced with the stiffest test of his professional mixed martial arts career in the form of Dustin Ortiz, who is coming off a first round knockout of Hector Sandoval. The former RFA flyweight champion aims to make a run at the UFC’s 125 pound title and in order to get there, he will need to get past Ortiz, who is known for upsetting highly touted prospects at 125 pounds. In this razor thin division, this is an important fight for both fighters, though I think Pantoja has the brighter future of the two and is one of my fighters to watch on Saturday.

Written by Gabe Killian

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