Here are the five best things that happened at UFC 260.
UFC 260 was marked by a key, highly-anticipated rematch for the UFC heavyweight championship in which Stipe Miocic, whom plenty consider to be the greatest consensus heavyweight of all time in the promotion, took on a dangerous knockout artist of a challenger in Francis Ngannou.
The two had previously met, with Miocic utilizing his grappling skills and negating Ngannou’s power in a one-sided decision victory.
The circumstances this time around, however, were extremely different and questions surrounded the fight. Had Miocic taken too much damage from his epic trilogy with Daniel Cormier? Could Ngannou deliver on the claim that he had worked on his grappling defense — which he hasn’t needed in the four-fight winning streak in the path he’s built himself back to a second title shot? Who would the smaller Octagon at the UFC APEX benefit more?
What 5 moments from UFC 260 were the most standout and memorable?
There were also several key storylines surrounding the event’s undercard, which had been a bit depleted following the scrapping of a few bouts due to COVID-19 protocols (including a featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega, a big loss for the card).
Would the co-main event be the last time we see Tyron Woodley in the Octagon following his sharp decline since losing the UFC welterweight championship? Would Vicente Luque continue to raise his star in the 170 scene? Would Sean O’Malley have a big bounce-back performance against Thomas Almeida after losing his undefeated record?
Here were some of the biggest moments from UFC 260.