Francis Ngannou Knocks Alistair Overeem Stiff (UFC 218 Results)

UFC 218 draws reported 17,587 attendance for $2 million gate

UFC 218 draws reported 17,587 attendance for $2 million gate

One powerful left hand from Francis Ngannou was all it took, and suddenly Alistair Overeem was unconscious on the mat.

Max Holloway once again dominated Jose Aldo, defending his featherweight title Saturday night in the main event of UFC 218. Not only was the victory Ngannou's sixth straight since he joined the UFC in 2015, it also marked the fifth time the 31 year-old has finished a fight in the Octagon with strikes.

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"We've had some trouble getting him a fight", White reported.

At the UFC 218 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White confirmed that Miocic vs. Ngannou is in the promotion's immediate plans and added that he is hoping to get it done "as soon as possible." . With six wins and six finishes in the UFC, the heavyweight has put himself in position to challenge for the UFC Heavyweight Championship.

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Miocic (17-2 record in MMA) has been on his own winning run, having won his last five fights, including impressive victories against the likes of Overeem, Junior dos Santos, Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt.

The hype is real and Ngannou will no doubt be fighting Stipe Miocic next for the heavyweight crown.

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Alistair Overeem suffered one of the most devastating knockouts in UFC heavyweight history last night after Francis Ngannou attempted to send his head into orbit with a thunderous uppercut. The heavy handed fighter faced an experienced wrestler in Curtis Blaydes, and earned a win.

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