In the co-main event of UFC 218, features a heavyweight scrap between surging contender Francis Ngannou and former title challenger Alistair Overeem.
As if the pair weren’t already motivated enough, UFC president Dana White announced beforehand that the winner of this bout would be next in light for a heavyweight title shot.
Ngannou cemented himself as a real force in the heavyweight division with an unreal first-round finish of Alistair Overeem.
Overeem moves forward with a left hook right away, then shot for a takedown. He presses Ngannou against the cage. Frances had Overeem’s back against the fence, so the referee separated them. Ngannou counters and shattered Overeem with a huge left hook that put him on the canvas.
— UFC (@ufc) December 3, 2017
Check out some of the Tweeter pros reactions:
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) December 3, 2017
This tweet is hilarious:
Stipe just changed his phone number and left the country! #UFC218
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) December 3, 2017
Well, Ngannou landed first. Scary, scary power. Nobody at heavyweight wants to get hit by that cinder block fist. What a great story he is. #UFC218
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) December 3, 2017
From Tony Ferguson:
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) December 3, 2017
What a win! Congrats on the Big Ten Championship! #GoBucks
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) December 3, 2017