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Francis Ngannou Violently Knocks Out Stipe Miocic To Win UFC Heavyweight Title

Francis Ngannou Violently Knocks Out Stipe Miocic To Win UFC Heavyweight Title

Francis Ngannou scored a devastating knockout over Stipe Miocic to become the new UFC heavyweight champion.

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Ngannou brutally stopped Miocic in the second round of their main-event bout at UFC 260.

'The Predator' was patient in attack as he tagged Miocic and showed off his wrestling defence, fending off takedowns in the opening round.

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In the second round, the challenger finished the bout with a crushing sequence as he rocked the defending champion with a sharp left-hand.

Ngannou then dropped Miocic with a short left-hook before smashing the floored fighter with a brutal hammer-fist.

The French-Cameroonian's record now stands at 16-3 with all his victories coming inside the distance.

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Speaking about his first fight with Miocic, Ngannou told Joe Rogan: "I have a great outcome from that fight. It was a great benefit from that fight and I believe that that benefit pushed me, rised me higher than this."

On UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman being in his corner, he added: "Having Kamaru Usman in my corner, I knew he would be good emotional support for me as a brother.

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"Since the first time we met, we've always supported each other in every situation. On top of that, his wrestling expertise, I knew would be important in this fight.

"[Usman] inspired me to become a champion, since I wanted to become a champion like him and Israel Adesanya so we can be three African champions and we can have a UFC in Africa very soon."

Ngannou extends his winning streak to five which includes victories over Curtin Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos and Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

Featured Image Credit: UFC

Topics: Stipe Miocic, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, Francis Ngannou

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Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Darren Till, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.