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So much so that the fight was over within 20 seconds.
Francis Ngannou scored a petrifying 20-second knockout win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in front of an almost empty arena at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida. Bigi Boy spent more time recovering from his fight against Ngannou awkwardly propped up against the cage, compared to the time he spent fighting him.
Francis Ngannou's last 4 fights (all wins by 1st round KO/TKO) have lasted a combined total of 2 minutes, 42 seconds. — Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) May 21, 2020 Since then, Ngannou has entertained us with numerous spectacular finishes, including his i nfamous uppercut knockout over Alistair Overeem .
MOST UFC KNOCKOUTS – 2015 to Present (Ngannou joined the UFC in 2015)10 – Thiago Santos09 – @Francis_Ngannou08 – Derrick Lewis, Ngannou is now tied for 5th most finishes in UFC heavyweight history with 10. I’m just here.”, Read More About: francis ngannou, Ngannou v Rozenstruik, UFC 249, Sports Journalist born in Armagh, based in Dublin. Fighters often yearn for a shot at the title after reaching the top of their respective divisions.
Both fighters had a lot on the line during the fight. With champion Stipe Miocic set to face Daniel Cormier once normal service resumes, Ngannou is currently left in limbo waiting for another shot at UFC gold. By: MMA Junkie Staff.
#UFC249 pic.twitter.com/Gf6FPzJM78. And it would be unfair to say that Ngannou is not the top dog in his division. However, the argument against Ngannou being the scariest fighter in the organisation was firmly put to bed as he put Rozenstruik to sleep inside half a minute at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Up for the craic too. @BTSportUFC have you covered ⤵️pic.twitter.com/wDD7y3WbSV. “When I heard he called me out, I knew he didn’t know what he was doing,” Ngannou said. Not really, but his impromptu grappling match with Daniel Cormier was fun all the same. The action started quick and was over in a flash. ... Francis Ngannou vs Alistair Overeem - UFC …
Francis Ngannou did it again. “The Predator” has won his last four in a row by first-round knockout.
A rising prospect in the UFC, Rozenstruik was the one to call out Ngannou, however, following the fight, the Cameroon native gave props to his opponent but admitted he knew Rozenstruik was not ready to face him. Ngannou managed to knock Rozenstruik off his feet with a thundering left hand before following up with 6 equally lethal shots. Following his win, Ngannou admitted his frustration at the current state of the heavyweight division. Interested in feature writing and listening to unique, engaging stories. The punches were so brutal that you could hear the loud cracks, further exacerbated by the lack of an audience. Jorge Masvidal's incredible five second KO of Ben Askren has been named as the greatest knockout in UFC history.
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An unbeaten run for Rozenstruik and the reputation of being the most lethal heavyweight for Ngannou. Twitter: @MickCorryPA
“To be honest, I don’t know where the division is at right now. However, the quality of the fight came at the expense of Rozenstruik’s spotless record. However, the odds may favor the Cameroonian fighter.
The fight turned out to shatter the glass ceiling that the UFC set for it. He has a lot of potential obviously but I think he has to take a step back and get ready before fighting against someone like me.”.
With or without a title shot, I’m still a fighter and still have what I have and can make a statement,” said Ngannou following his emphatic win over Rozenstruik. Ngannou responded to an inside leg kick by Rozenstruik by rushing the Surinamese heavyweight prospect before landing a devastating left hand that sent him to the floor. Instagram: @Corry_10
Ngannou moved in to finish the fight with a barrage of strikes but, in truth, it was already over as Dan Miragliotta jumped in to stop the fight. Francis Ngannou hopes for a shot at the title. Francis Ngannou falls in the former category, having outworked Jairzinho Rozenstruik rather easily.
I’ve made my peace with that. Alistair Overeem. "The Predator" knocked out Jairzinho Rozenstruik in seconds at UFC 249 in a much-anticipated fight between two knockout artists.
It’s not that I don’t care, but I don’t want to feel like something is controlling me. And it would be unfair to say that Ngannou is not the top dog in his division. Pros react to Francis Ngannou’s 20-second knockout finish over Jairzinho Rozenstruik last night (Sat., May 9, 2020) at UFC 249 live on ESPN+ PPV from Jacksonville, Florida. As UFC 249 comes to an end, several fighters find themselves celebrating their achievements and some not so much.
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“I don’t know what it takes to have a title shot in the UFC. Undoubtedly one of the best fights UFC 249 brought to us. He has a lot of potential but he needs to take a step back and get ready for someone like me,” Francis Ngannou on Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Francis Ngannou def. Ngannou lost another fight against Derrick Lewis following his loss to Miocic, however, he has since rebounded having fought a total of just 2:42 seconds through all 4 fights that followed his loss to Lewis. Francis ‘The Predator’ Ngannou was a relatively lesser-known commodity until his now-famous knockout of Alistair Overeem took place. Do you think Ngannou can overthrow Stipe? The fight was billed as a clash of two of the most terrifying fighters in the UFC.
When I heard him call me out I knew he didn’t know what he was doing. Ngannou is known for his scary punching power while the previously undefeated Rozenstruik has his fair share of highlight-reel knockouts.