Francis Ngannou produced a monster KO over Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night 141 to once again beat the American.
The heavyweight rivals were facing off in a rematch after their 2016 bout ended with Ngannou claiming the TKO victory through the doctors decision and he once again proved his superiority with a devastating flurry of punches,
Blaydes was the betting favourite going into the bout in China but he had no answer to an overhand right fro Ngannou which all but ended the contest inside the first minute of the fight.
The American tried in vein to recover from the stunning punch but the ref jumped in as he was showered with follow up attacks from the Cameroon brawler.
It was a massive win for Ngannou who had lost his previous two fights but he is now right back in the mix at the top end of the division thanks to this eye-catching victory on the other side of the world.
The 32-year-old was clearly delighted with his own performance and wasted no time in calling out some rivals in the post fight interview inside the cage.
Listen, man: I’m back. Listen to what I’m saying: I’m back. … Junior Dos Santos, Alexander Volkov or revenge against Stipe Miocic. That fight, I didn’t do well and I really want to fix it.”
Blaydes was clearly shocked having gone into this rematch having won his last six bouts on the spin but it is Ngannou who was far too good on the night and he now goes forward in the division thanks to this stunning TKO...