Francis Ngannou knocked out Alistair Overeem in spectacular fashion at UFC 218 this past weekend in Detroit. It took Ngannou just 1:42 of the very first round, leaving Alistair Overeem out cold on the canvas.
HOLY LEFT HOOK! 😱
— #UFC218 (@btsportufc) December 3, 2017
Alistair Overeem took to Twitter to confirm he is healthy and has come away from the fight surprisingly without any damage.
No damage and all healthy thankfully.. unfortunately lost today. Props to @francis_ngannou, I got hit with a uppercut from he**, one of his specialities which we new were very dangerous. Some chill time now before back to the drawing-board 🙏🏽
— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) December 3, 2017
Francis Ngannou’s record now moves to 14-0. Having finished all of his six fights within the UFC within the second round, he now gets a shot at the UFC Heavyweight title when he takes on Stipe Miocic next.
At the post fight press conference Ngannou said he wants to fight Stipe as soon as possible with UFC president Dana White wanting the title fight to happen some time before International fight week, liking the idea of adding it to UFC 220 in January featuring the UFC Light Heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Volkan Oezdemir.
Ngannou told the media he predicts knocking out the champion Stipe Miocic and wants to be the first African to hold a UFC title. “The biggest win of my career is coming,” he said.
Picture courtesy of the UFC.