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UFC plans big March with two huge fights including Stipe Miocic’s title defence

Stipe Miocic is expected to fight Francis Ngannou next
Stipe Miocic (R) punches Daniel Cormier in their UFC heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 252 event at UFC APEX on August 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Stipe Miocic isn’t the only champion who is planned to be in action in the second UFC PPV of March

The UFC already has some big matches planned for this year with Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier kicking off UFC 257.

This could be for a shot at the UFC Lightweight title but more is being planned this year. Israel Adesanya vs Jan Blachowicz is another huge battle which takes place for the Light Heavyweight title.

Conor McGregor could be boxing again
Conor McGregor stands in his corner during his super welterweight boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

However, the heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic is also being primed for action later this year.

Ariel Helwani posted details of what the UFC is planning to do for the second PPV of march. While details are still being confirmed, the plan is to see Miocic take on Francis Ngannou for the title. This would be their second meeting after Miocic got the better of his rival a few years back.

Miocic was excellent in his previous clash against Daniel Cormier. The champion kept his crown and also finished his rivalry with the now retired Cormier.

Ngannou is a different beast when compared to the first match but there is another title fight that the UFC is working on.

Volkanovski to defend the crown

Alexander Volkanovski, the Featherweight Champion, is also expected to defend his title at the show.

He is coming off two tough matches against Max Holloway and takes on Brian Ortega.

Alexander Volkanovski is a UFC champion too
Alexander Volkanovski yells after five rounds against UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway in their title fight during UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Volkanovski took the title by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Ortega last beat Chan Sung Jung, the Korean Zombie, in an epic match. The 29-year-old has 15 wins, one no contest and just one loss against his name.

Volkanovski has been brilliant too since coming to the UFC and it will be interesting to see how this fight goes.

However, Helwani was quick to add that the fights haven’t been confirmed yet and the UFC was planning to make these huge clashes soon.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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