New Angle Shows Ngannou’s KO Was More Devastating Than Originally Thought
Francis Ngannou has notched up his 6th consecutive UFC victory by the means of a bold single punch to knock Alistair Overeem to the canvas.
The strike, which came just 1:42 into the fight, saw Overeem’s 2-fight winning streak dissolve in front of a packed Little Caesar’ Arena in Detroit.
The resounding victory has all but booked the 31-year-old Cameroonian-Frenchman a title fight versus Stipe Miocic. Dana White confirmed after the final of “The Ultimate Fighter 26” that the winner of Overeem-Ngannou would be rewarded with the next title fight and the UFC world is just waiting for the announcement.
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Ngannou was far from modest in his post-fight interview. “It is one punch,” he said. “Not just to Overeem, not just to Stipe [Miocic], I will do that to everyone.”
The prospect of a showdown with Miocic, who has held the Heavyweight title belt since May 2016 is positively mouth-watering. The hard-hitting Frenchman has an impressive 11-1 record, his one professional defeat coming way back in 2013 by decision at the hands of Zoumana Cisse.
Given that Ngannou has finished all six of his starts at UFC level and Stipe has done the same from his last five, the prospective showdown looks to be one for the ages. No one is more excited than Francis Ngannou.
“I am on my way to completing my dream,” Ngannou said. “I always dreamed of being a world champion. I thought it would be in boxing but my dream changed when I discovered MMA. MMA was my calling and now I am on my way to this dream. Tell Stipe that I am coming. I am on my way to collect my belt. I thank him for keeping it for me but that time is over. That is my belt.”
New footage has surfaced of the knockout, which shows that it may have even been more devastating than we originally thought. Take a look at the shop from above the cage… Nasty.
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