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

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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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Miocic, on the other hand, suffers his first defeat since 2018 when he lost the UFC heavyweight title.

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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