Ngannou Powers Past Dos Santos
Francis Ngannou was once labelled the next big thing, the scariest man on planet earth. But very quickly the hype train looked over and he looked like a fighter who would quickly fade into a obscurity, a case of what could have been.
2018 started badly, a title shot against Stipe Miocic saw Ngannou exposed, his return against Derrick Lewis was one of the worst fights in UFC history. Aggression and punches apparently banned in some passive pre-fight stipulation.
But less than a year later, the hype has very much returned, 3 big power wins puts him right back in line to face the winner of the rematch between Daniel Cormier and Miocic at UFC 241 in August.
Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez and now Junior dos Santos have all tried and failed. Ngannou has a gift, to touch and to put people to sleep, a frightening amount of power in those massive hands of his.
The Brazilian entered the main event in Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on a 3 fight win streak and ranked the number 3 heavyweight. But dos Santos was dispatched with ease in just over a minute.
If Cormier repeats over Miocic, Ngannou surely is next. Ngannou came up short in his first attempt at UFC gold, I’m not sure he will in his second.
Ngannou improves his record to 14-3, dos Santos drops to 21-6.