Francis Ngannou knocked out the former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski at UFC On FOX 23 this past Saturday in Denver Colorado.
It only took 1:32 for Ngannou to land a big right hand that knocked out Arlovski in the opening round. With Dana White already saying that Ngannou could be a future Heavyweight Champion, this win showed that he is a legitimate threat to the division. “He made me happy, it made me confident,” he said about White’s comments.
In his post fight media scrum Francis Ngannou told the media,”Im talking about Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem, but I just talk about them because I think that Cain Velasquez is injured, if he’s in the game then I’m ready for him as the next one I would like to fight.”
This win over Arlovski brings his wins up to 5-0 in the UFC with all of his wins in the promotion not getting past the second round. Having a fight against a top five ranked heavyweight next will be sure to get Ngannou closer to that title.
Watch his backstage interview with Megan Olivi below