UFC heavyweight prospect Francis Ngannou made a clear statement at UFC 218. After completely obliterating Alistair Overeem, ‘The Predator’ had a scary message for the champion Stipe Miocic…
Heading into UFC 218, a lot of people were talking about Francis Ngannou. ‘The Predator,’ who until a few years ago was homeless and broke, got some great exposure during the hype for last Saturday’s event.
Breaking the world record for the hardest punch ever measured, Ngannou also told his story to fans that otherwise wouldn’t have known. Then came the fight, a young and hungry lion against the experienced and dangerous K-1 champion.
Alistair Overeem did not stand a chance and was laid out stiff with one of the most horrific punches ever seen. After the hype and now this gnarly KO, ‘The Predator’ has become a cult icon for fans.
In case you’ve been away for the last few days, here’s that knockout again:
Ngannou’s scariness didn’t stop there, as he was asked about UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic after UFC 218. UFC president Dana White had previously said the winner of Overeem vs. Ngannou would get a title shot.
‘The Predator’ not only warned Miocic about an upcoming battle, he said it would be an easy fight, and a quick one too. Check out the victorious heavyweight’s terrifying warning below:
(Quotes via MMA Mania):
“I just want to tell Stipe I am coming, I am on my way to take my belt,” said “The Predator” during his post-fight interview Megan Olivi.
“I really thank him for keeping that belt for me but he’s going to give it back. He was just the interim champion, but the real champion is here, the real champ is coming.
“The match against Stipe, the same way, knockout. There are no other possibilities for me but a knockout.
“I just go get myself ready for easy fight and go back home. I am not for three or four round right, just a quick knockout and I go back home.”
UFC 218 full fight card results
Featherweight: Max Holloway def. José Aldo via TKO at 4:51 of Round 3
Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou def. Alistair Overeem via KO (punch) at 1:42 of Round 1
Flyweight: Henry Cejudo def. Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez def. Justin Gaethje via TKO (knee) at 3:59 of Round 3
Women’s Strawweight: Tecia Torres def. Michelle Waterson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight: Paul Felder def. Charles Oliveira via KO (elbows) at 4:06 of Round 2
Welterweight: Yancy Medeiros def. Alex Oliveira via TKO (punches) at 2:02 of Round 3
Lightweight: David Teymur def. Drakkar Klose via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Women’s Strawweight: Felice Herrig def. Cortney Casey via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Women’s Strawweight: Amanda Cooper def. Angela Magaña via TKO (punches) at 4:34 of Round 2
Welterweight: Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Sabah Homasi via TKO (referee stoppage) at 4:21 of Round 1
Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes def. Jeremy Kimball via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:39 of Round 1
Heavyweight: Justin Willis def Alen Crowder via KO (punch) at 2:33 of Round 1