Francis ‘The Predator’ Ngannou is one of the most dominant fighters in the UFC heavyweight division, and perhaps in the world. He has immense knockout power, and a testament to his ability is that his last four fights were all first-round finishes, with only Junior dos Santos crossing the one-minute mark in the fight.
Francis Ngannou’s last four fights combined didn’t last one round. That’s unreal! Among these four wins was a win over fellow heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes. Blaydes was knocked out after 45 seconds, but he did claim that it was an early stoppage.
The two had faced off earlier in their careers before. Blaydes and Ngannou fought at UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs. Dos Santos held in Zagreb, Croatia. This fight lasted longer than the second one, but the outcome was similar. It was stopped because of a doctor’s stoppage.
However, Blaydes has shown an incredible amount of courage by asking for a fight for a third time. He believes that he could’ve gone on in the first fight, and similarly, the second fight saw an early stoppage, and Curtis stood up to oppose the referee’s decision.
Both of them look to be on a collision course towards each other, as Francis is fighting for the belt and Curtis is fighting another heavyweight Derrick Lewis in a potential No. 1 contender’s match. If they both win their respective fights, then Blaydes might get his wish immediately.
Do you think Blaydes can survive another onslaught from ‘The Predator’?
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