Francis Ngannou, a surging contender, when he touches you, you turn into a different person.
Ngannou is not your average fighter. You know this from the second you first look at him. At six-foot-four, the Cameroonian expat is strapped all over with thick bands of muscle.
Heavyweight Ngannou fought five times in the Octagon since making his debut two years ago, he has yet to see the third round and when he’s not knocking foes unconscious with his terrifying power, he’s pulling off submission moves that he truly learned in the dressing room just moments before the fight.
Francis Ngannou has the record for the hardest punch in the world. Ngannou’s punching power, smashing the world record as his overhand right delivered a reading of 129,161 units, shattering the previous record which was set by kickboxing champion and another terrifying human Tyrone Spong, who managed 114,000 units.
Francis Ngannou’s Punch Has the Power Of:
8.5 longhorn sheep
26 typical, untrained adult punches
13 typical, adult male Karate blackbelts
3 baseball bat hits wielded by 200 lb men
17 of the best-recorded adult male headbutts
3.5 Conor McGregor jabs (which was measured at 38,072 units)
1.3 Luke Rockhold right crosses (which was measured at 99,637 units)
2 Conor McGregor spinning back kicks (which was measured at 62,347 units)
Ngannou’s uppercut nearly hits four times harder than UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor’s jab, 30-percent harder than Luke Rockhold’s hardest punch, and has more strength than a small herd of sheep.
In his most high profile fight of his career, Ngannou won via first-round knockout of Alistair Overeem in the co-main event of UFC 218 last month.
Tonight (January 20, Saturday) Francis Ngannou facing heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 220 for a heavyweight title bout at Boston.
“The hardest I’ve ever been hit in the gym — what’s that beast’s name from France? [Francis Ngannou] came and trained with us and the first day we trained together — I think I was getting ready for [Daniel Cormier]. We were sparring and I hit him one time and I thought I was out of the way. Hey, that buddy can hit. I respected him before, I respected him more after the hit. He hit me square in my nose, I’m glad it didn’t break, but he really did hit me hard. That’s when I was like, ok, if this guy is hitting me hard and I’m saying, ‘Wow’, then everybody else in the heavyweight division — they have four-ounce gloves on—and they’re getting hit with those. He’s crackin’ people.” Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson speaking to media about Francis Ngannou.