Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight smashing machine, Francis Ngannou, has been the toast of the 265-pound town in the wake of his devastating knockout win over Alistair Overeem at the UFC 218 pay-per-view (PPV) last weekend in Detroit, Michigan.
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After beheading “The Reem” and reminding the combat sports world why fighters wear mouthpieces, promotion president Dana White confirmed “The Predator” would get the next heavyweight title shot.
And Ngannou predicts another knockout win.
It seems reigning division kingpin Stipe Miocic (17-2) didn’t get the memo, today tweeting a photo of himself with the championship title. While Ngannou (11-1) may have his eyes on the prize, it’s not his just yet.
No date has been set for their upcoming showdown; however, both parties (along with White) are looking to get contracts signed as soon as possible, a refreshing change from some of the other divisions (like this one).