Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Fans of hard-hitting heavyweight fights were eagerly licking their chops recently at the announcement of Francis Ngannou’s next main event outing against another KO specialist Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC On ESPN 8.
Ngannou has been something of a revelation since he joined the UFC in 2015, with all nine of his victories so far having come inside the distance, including eight by way of strikes, leaving some to suggest that he could be amongst the biggest power punchers ever to grace the Octagon.
Rozenstruik has only been in the UFC for a year, but there’s a growing sense of excitement about this former kickboxer, who has a proven reputation as a finisher in that sport, and has so far ran through his four opponents in the Octagon, racking up three KO’s and a TKO along the way.
Alas, this entire event is now one of three that have been postponed indefinitely by the UFC in the past week.