The octagon will return to Boston on January 20 for the promotions UFC 220 fight card.
The event is headlined by a heavyweight title fight featuring current champion Stipe Miocic taking on surging division contender Francis Ngannou.
The UFC’s heavyweight champion has scored stoppage victories in each of his past five bouts, finishing Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, Andrei Arlovski, Mark Hunt and the aforementioned “JDS” in that time.
That victory extended Ngannou’s current win streak to ten in a row, with six of those victories coming under the UFC banner.
“The Predator” has scored stoppage victories in all six of his UFC bouts, with four of those finishes coming in the very first-round.
The co-main event of UFC 220 will feature a light heavyweight title fight between current champion Daniel Cormier and top contender Volkan Oezdemir.
“DC” has not competed since UFC 214 in August, where he suffered a third-round TKO loss to Jon Jones (watch that here). The fights outcome was later changed to a no-contest after Jon Jones tested positive for banned substances.
Prior to his rematch with “Bones” at UFC 214, Cormier had strung together four straight victories including two submission wins over knockout artist Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.
As for Volkan Oezdemir, the 28-year-old has wasted “No time” since making his promotional debut in February.
Volkan earned a split-decision victory over Ovince Saint Preux and then scored back-to-back first-round knockout victories over Misha Cirkunov and most recently Jimi Manuwa at UFC 214.
Get the latest UFC 2220 fight card, which currently includes nine fights, below:
Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou – Heavyweight title fight
Daniel Cormier vs. Volkan Oezdemir – Light heavyweight title fight
Thomas Almeida vs. Rob Font – Bantamweight
Kyle Bochniak vs. Brandon Davis – Featherweight
Calvin Kattar vs. Shane Burgos – Featherweight
Dustin Ortiz vs. Alexandre Pantoja – Flyweight
Islam Makhachev vs. Gleison Tibau – Lightweight
Gian Villante vs. Francimar Barroso – Light heavyweight
Maryna Moroz vs. Jamie Moyle – Women’s strawweight