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“He did his job” Dana White draws deep words on Francis Ngannou’s Struggle for the rematch

Francis Ngannou of Cameroon looks on after defeating Jair Rozenstruik (not pictured) of Suriname in their Heavyweight fight during UFC 249

UFC President Dana White praised Francis Ngannou after he beat Stipe Miocic in a heavyweight title bout at UFC 260. Ngannou knocked out Miocic with a strike in the second round, and it was his most significant performance in the UFC to date.

The Cameroonian mixed martial artist is famously known for his knockout records. However, he lost to Stipe Miocic in their first meet-up at UFC 220 in 2018. Ngannou waited for a long time to get the rematch. During these two years, he grew his overall expertise with improved wrestling, both defensively and offensively, and a varied striking attack.

It was an excellent performance overall, and The Predator showed off his punching skill. Speaking to the media following UFC 260, White gushed over Ngannou and said, “Yeah, he looked damn good. He looked incredible, man. Obviously, you saw a lot of things from him tonight that we hadn’t seen from him in the past.”

White was also impressed with Ngannou’s variant skill set. “Head kicks, legs kicks, really good grappling. Takedown defense, Scary,” White said.

Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou of Cameroon face off during the UFC 220 weigh-in

Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou of Cameroon face off during the UFC 220 weigh-in at TD Garden. (Credit: Getty Images)

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Francis Ngannou avenged his loss prodigiously

Ngannou’s loss to Stipe Miocic in 2018 should have haunted him until yesterday. The Predator was so close to grabbing the heavyweight title, but a unanimous decision shattered his dream. As a result, he had to wait another two years to unite the belt.

The 34-year-old demolished Stipe with a massive punch. Ngannou bent Miocic backward at the knees while threw a devastating left hand and finished the show with a brutal hammerfist. If the referee did not appear immediately, Ngannou would have killed the opponent.

 

Ngannou’s current skill set and legendary punching power could make him the scariest fighter in UFC history. The Predator has fought 514 seconds in his last five bouts and won all of those five matches in just under 9 minutes. With his UFC 260 victory over Miocic, the Francis Ngannou era has emerged.

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