Tag: Francis Ngannou

UFC Beijing results: Francis Ngannou, Alistair Overeem steal show with first-round finishes

By Peter Carroll@PetesyCarroll Alistair Overeem vs Francis NgannouEsther Lin, MMA Fighting Francis Ngannou reminded the MMA universe what all the fuss was about regarding his stopping power with a 44-second finish of surging heavyweight Curtis Blaydes in their main event rematch at Saturday’s UFC Beijing event. Ngannou crumbled “Razor” with […]

UFC Beijing bonuses: Francis Ngannou, Li Jingliang earn bonuses for knockout wins

mmafighting.com By Alexander K. Lee@AlexanderKLee Francis NgannouPhoto by Emmanuel Wong/Getty Images With his first finish since last December, Francis Ngannou found himself back in the money. The one-time heavyweight title contender stopped a two-fight skid and picked up an extra $50,000 for his 44-second finish of Curtis Blaydes in their […]

If 2018 was supposed to be Francis Ngannou’s dream year, he now has one chance to save it

By Mike Chiappetta@MikeChiappetta   Alistair Overeem vs Francis Ngannou Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Few UFC ascents have been as fast and dizzying as that of Francis Ngannou, whose uppercut of doom and freakish power meant sure disaster for opponents around the heavyweight division, at least until everything fell apart. His unraveling was as swift […]

Morning Report: Francis Ngannou’s coach says Dana White was right about heavyweight’s ego issue

MMAFIGHTING.COM By Jed Meshew@JedKMeshew   Francis Ngannou ESTHER LIN/SHOWTIME At the beginning of this year, Francis Ngannou was the hottest commodity in the heavyweight division. After delivering the Knockout of the Year for 2017 against Alistair Overeem, Ngannou was set to challenge Stipe Miocic for the UFC championship, and many were predicting a new era in the heavyweight […]