Ngannou took on Alistair Overeem in the co-main event of UFC 218, and he proceeded to bomb out the decorated heavyweight in the opening round. Ngannou has stated that not only does he want to become the UFC's first African champion, but also dreams of headlining the company's first fight card on the continent. White even admitted that he liked the idea of adding the fight to UFC 220, which is scheduled for January 20th in Boston.
Alistair Overeem has now suffered some 11 KO/TKO defeats over the course of his long, storied MMA career, but none was more terrifying than the one he suffered at the heavy hands of Francis Ngannou in Detroit on Saturday night. Stopping Andrei Arlovski in his last outing, he'd take a step up against another veteran in Overeem.
Francis Ngannou Knocks Out Overeem And Wants Title Shot
Francis Ngannou is one of the biggest knockout artists in the sport and will be looking to catapult himself into title contention. And in doing so, he made a huge statement. Ngannou would drop a foot stomp, and control his opponent. After sprinting in with a left hook attempt that missed the mark to kick things off, "the Reem" immediately tied things up with a clinch against the fence. With not much going on, however, ref Big Dan came in and broke the pair up. Overeem fanned on a punch, while Ngannou launched a left hook that landed clean.
Now, Ngannou is slated to be the next title challenger for UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.
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