If there was ever any question that Francis Ngannou is a force to be reckoned with, then it’s been well and truly answered.
At UFC 218 in Detroit, Ngannou met Alistair Overeem in the co-main event and landed one of the most brutal knockouts of the year. The two heavyweights started to exchange, and while Overeem’s chin was in the air, Ngannou landed a huge left uppercut that put the Dutchman out cold.
Ngannou is now the number one contender for Stipe Miocic’s heavyweight title in what will be just his seventh UFC fight.
— Fancy Combat (@FancyCombat) December 3, 2017
“It is one punch,” Ngannou said in his post-fight interview. “Not just to Overeem, not just to Stipe, I will do that to everyone. I am on my way to completing my 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.”