Stipe Miocic And Francis Ngannou Go At It On Social Media After UFC218

It looks like the heavyweight division is set to have one of the most electrifying title fights in recent memory, with Francis “The Predator” Ngannou being definitively declared the number one contender following his mind-blowing knockout of Alistair Overeem over the weekend in Detroit.

The Cameroonian-French mixed martial artist is believed to be in talks to sign on the dotted line for a title shot against champion Stipe Miocic, with dates being floated as early as UFC 220 in Boston on January 20th.

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Miocic tweeted shortly after Ngannou’s devastating first-round knockout of Overeem, declaring that he was still the champion of the division.

Ngannou comes to the title shot with an absolutely terrifying UFC resume, having finished every single one of his UFC bouts by TKO, KO or submission in the first or second round, collecting the scalps of Anthony Hamilton and Andrei Arlovski on his way to fighting Overeem.

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Miocic will be trying to cement himself as the longest-reigning champion of the UFC’s heavyweight division with a win over Ngannou. Scarily, both men have won their last four bouts by first round stoppage.

Ngannou later replied to Miocic’s tweet, warning the heavyweight champion to enjoy the belt while he could, and that he should say goodbye to it before the two meet inside the octagon for the first time.

Miocic’s resume of UFC wins includes knockout and technical knockout victories over Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos, Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt. Simply put, he is a terrifying prospect for any heavyweight to take on, and his place at the top of the murderer’s row that is the heavyweight division is well deserved.

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That said, Ngannou’s sheer power is devastating. His ability to knock men out, as if he were simply turning off a light, is mind-boggling and we have to wonder whether he might be able to continue his current ten fight win streak with a victory over Miocic.

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How do you see the bout turning out? Should Stipe Miocic say goodbye to the belt now, or do you think he’s got what it takes to defeat Franic Ngannou? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!