Terrifying MMA powerhouse Francis Ngannou took UFC 218 by storm in his pay-per-view debut with a jaw-shattering uppercut to knockout heavyweight nice Alistair Overeem.
Now Ngannou has been confirmed to struggle heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 220 on Jan. 20, 2018, based on MMAFighting.com.
The UFC world was in awe of the 31-yr-previous Ngannou’s brutal energy after clocking Overeem, some of the nicely-rounded heavyweights within the competitors, on the chin to ship him to the canvas like a rag doll.
Commentator Joe Rogan stated the primary card battle was “like a scene from a film” as UFC stars across the globe tweeted concerning the blockbuster end.
“I’m unsure if I’ve ever seen a human’s head snap again like that,” featherweight Dennis Bermudez tweeted.
“Scary, scary energy,” added former light-weight contender Kenny Florian. “No one at heavyweight needs to get hit by that cinder block fist.”
Flyweight Ray Borg feared for all the roster.
“That’s it, Ngannou can not battle people,” he stated. “It’s not truthful and somebody may die.”
Followers of the Cameroon-born star, who has an inspiring rags-to-riches story, solely want to attend a couple of extra weeks to see him again within the Octagon.
Ngannou has gained all six of his fights within the UFC by stoppage, however Miocic has a 5-battle streak of his personal — together with a run of 4 first-spherical finishes towards Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum, Overeem and Junior dos Santos.
“Now they’ve acquired a star,” Joe Rogan stated after the weekend’s insanity. “I feel Ngannou, one or two extra fights, you’re going to be taking a look at Mike Tyson days. That’s what I feel. You’re going to observe fights simply to see how lengthy these motherf—–s can survive towards this man. That’s what I feel. That could possibly be their massive, breakout star.”
In the meantime, interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has discovered himself in a multitude after an sickness relegated champion Georges St-Pierre to the sidelines.
Middleweight fighter Luke Rockhold doubted St-Pierre would ever defend his new title, and took goal on the confusion surrounding the middleweight title.
“The place’s the readability within the division?” he stated on MMA Hour this week. “I did say that if he (GSP) did win, he wouldn’t battle any one among us and we’d simply be extra snarled.
“(He’s) backtracking on all…