UFC 220: Francis Ngannou Reports He’ll Make $500,000 For Title Shot
By FCF Staff
It hasn’t taken Francis Ngannou long to lock up a title shot in the UFC, or to become one of the promotion’s best paid heavyweights.
Ngannou will take on champion Stipe Miocic this Saturday at UFC 220, which will take place in Boston. Recently the rising star did an interview with SFR Sport, and Ngannou reportedly said that he’ll make $500,000 for the January 20th bout.
The 31 year-old joined the UFC in 2015, and since then, Ngannou has stopped all six men he’s faced. Most recently, at UFC 218 last month, Ngannou knocked out decorated heavyweight Alistair Overeem in the opening round.
Miocic hasn’t fought since his stoppage win over Junior dos Santos in May, 217, in part, due to a contract dispute with the UFC. Miocic publicly relayed that he wasn’t happy about the fact Overeem made $200,000 more than him for their 2016 bout (Miocic earned $600,000). The champion won that fight via knockout.
Recently, however, Miocic has said his contract issue with the promotion had been resolved.