‘Africa vs Everybody’- Francis Ngannou Announces Massive News About Kamaru Usman for Stipe Miocic Fight

Published 03/17/2021, 12:22 AM EDT


UFC 260 is on the horizon, and fans are excited to witness a titanic heavyweight clash in the main event. Francis Ngannou aims to make good on his second title shot against Stipe Miocic, who has claimed heavyweight GOAT status. Both men have had a long road back to each other that has involved dedication towards other opponents. Now, their fight will have another champion in close quarters.

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Chiefly, the Cameroonian fighter, Ngannou, will have an ace UFC champion in the corner in the form of fellow-African Kamaru Usman. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ and Ngannou have been tremendous supporters of each other and they have linked up for UFC 260.

Usman can be seen in the gym putting in work with ‘The Predator’, and he’ll be by his side come Fight Night.

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Kamaru Usman is one of the very best on the UFC roster when it comes to implementing his wrestling into MMA. He’s able to blend his striking and grappling seamlessly, and this is something Ngannou is going to have to do against Miocic. In their first fight, Stipe Miocic was able to negate Ngannou’s crushing power by grounding him at will.

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The aforementioned fight has been the only one to make for over a year as ‘The Predator’ stepped into his role as a top contender. Francis Ngannou has rattled off four straight KO wins in his last four outings. Moreover, the devastation of his handiwork alone has been enough to warrant a title shot.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon stands in the Octagon before facing Derrick Lewis in their heavyweight fight during the UFC 226 event inside T-Mobile Arena on July 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Stipe Miocic has had his hands full with Daniel Cormier for the last three years, ever since he was KO’ed by ‘DC’. With the rubber match between them finally in the books, Miocic has been able to turnaround to face Ngannou. Despite his incredible body of work, it seems like there’s a section of the fanbase overlooking him once again.

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A win over the clear number one contender is sure to solidify Stipe Miocic’s legacy more than it is currently. Mainly, he’s attempting to rack up defenses and make sure no one usurps his reign as the top dog at heavyweight.

Do you see Kamaru Usman’s presence helping Ngannou dethrone Miocic as the top dog?

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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