This past weekend’s UFC 218 co-main event saw Francis Ngannou – the epitome of ‘heavyweight rising star’ – take on aging veteran Alistair Overeem, and the results were as expected: Ngannou practically took Overeem’s head off with an uppercut that would’ve killed ten normal men.
The stage is now set for Ngannou to challenge for the belt. And given that the belt is currently held by Stipe Miocic – a man who earned his title with his own heavy punching – it’s a safe bet that there will be a knockout when the Frenchman and the American finally clash.
Neither man is really much when it comes to trash-talk, but the fight’s promise of extreme violence goes a long way toward selling itself. However, Ngannou was kind enough to give the trash-talking a shot…
— Francis NGannou (@francis_ngannou) December 4, 2017