Francis Ngannou Finishes Curtis Blaydes With Lethal Double-Quick KO In First Round

Francis "The Predator Ngannou proved his doubters wrong at UFC Fight Night 141 this afternoon, knocking heavyweight contender against Curtis "Razor" Blaydes down with a thunderous right hand.

It took Ngannou just 42 seconds to wrap up the win at the Cadillac Arena, Beijing. finishing Blaydes off with a lightning double-quick KO in the first round.

Before this crucial fight, the 32-year-old suffered two consecutive defeats, including a recent loss to Stipe Miocic, but this will put Ngannou back in the frame.

"Listen, man. I'm back!" Ngannou said after the fight.

"2018 was a hard year for me... I had to grow as a fighter. By the end of the year, I have learned more than my whole career."

We know Ngannou can produce a devastating right hook. Last year, he broke the world record for punching power and now he's delivering those devastating punches against some of the best in the business.

Blaydes, who was coming off wins against Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem, is certainly no slouch.

The Cameroonian-French wrecking ball has already made a name for himself as the most terrifying fighter in the division, but this brutal KO on Alistair Overeem back in December well and truly made him a challenger for the title.

In the above clip, he was fresh off a one-round demolition job over former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and Overeem, who is classed as one of the best in the division, was another victim to his devastating punching power.

As mentioned earlier, the UFC heavyweight sensation holds the world record for punching power and the below video gives us an insight into his overall power.

Ngannou is not a man to be messed with:

What next for Francis Ngannou? Does he deserve a shot at the heavyweight belt?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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