Israel Adesanya Alexander Volkanovski and Other UFC Stars React on Twitter as Francis Ngannou Destroys Stipe Miocic at UFC 260

Published 03/28/2021, 12:24 AM EDT

798 days on from the last time they faced each other, Francis Ngannou shared the octagon with the reigning world heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic once again. After being dominated by Stipe Miocic in his first title shot, ‘The Predator’ succumbed to another loss against Derrick Lewis. Subsequently, he went on a four-fight KO streak which saw him earn another title shot.


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Meanwhile, Miocic came into the fight on the back of two impressive wins over ‘DC’ and established himself firmly as the ‘GOAT’ in the heavyweight division. 

Francis started off the fight well and had the champion rocked. Furthermore, he stuffed takedowns as well. ‘The Predator’ maintained control throughout the first round.


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He started the second round well and landed some pin-point punches that had the champion hurt. He then landed a check left hook just as Miocic was rushing in and closed the fight in style to become the new UFC champion.

Read: VIDEO: 46-second knockout kick starts UFC 260 with a bang 

Twitter reacts as Francis Ngannou becomes the new UFC heavyweight champion 

Actor Jeremy Piven tweeted in excitement for the fight.

UFC fighter, Tatiana Suarez, shared her feelings moments before the main event at UFC 260.

Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, who was supposed to be the co-main event tonight, tweeted in excitement for the main event.

Rapper, Machine Gun Kelly, tweeted in support of fellow Ohio native Stipe Miocic.

Israel Adesanya commented on a head kick landed by Ngannou in round one.

Rob Tatum scored the first round for Francis Ngannou.

Israel Adesanya tweeted after Ngannou secured a stunning knockout win.

Jamahal Hill commented on a stellar main event.

Belal Muhammad’s reaction summed up the main event for all of us.

Brad Tavares congratulated Francis for his accomplishments.

Jon Jones vs Francis Ngannou in Africa? Jeremy Stephens is in for it.

Francis Ngannou became the third African-born UFC champion, and soccer star Daniel Sturridge was quick to point it out.


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Aaron Bronsteter shared Dana White’s thoughts on a potential fight between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou.


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What did you make of Francis Ngannou’s performance tonight? Let us know in the comments below!

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