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Watch: Sports-Science Study Claims Francis Ngannou’s Punching Power Has Shattered A World-Record

A study conducted at the UFC Performance Institute has alleged that heavyweight Francis Ngannou has broken a world record that measures punching power.

UFC Shanghai is now over and though it feels as though the last marquee night of fights we saw this year at UFC 217 was only last week, the fans will be happy to know that UFC 218 is just days away and boasts a lineup that’s pretty amazing on paper.

Of course, the featherweight title will be contested between champion Max Holloway and José Aldo in the main-event but all the way down the card there are stellar matchups that seem tailor-made to produce fireworks when it all goes down on December 2.

The heavyweight title-eliminator between the veteran Alistair Overeem and the rising force that is Francis Ngannou falls just shy of the top-billing, but with the champ Stipe Miocic currently taking a break after what was a very active spell for him – fighting four times in 18 months – many have looked to this contest as a one that will give us an important insight into who exactly will be next up for a shot at the belt.

The UFC uploaded a video to their official YouTube channel in which they detailed the immense power that is possessed by the fearsome Ngannou, power that they claim has broken a world-record both for their institute itself, and the world as a whole.

Ngannou has managed to knock out four of his five UFC opponents to date (with the other win coming by submission) and though he is yet to be tested by someone of Overeem’s status, the infamously glass-chinned Dutchman will have to be well aware of the beast he is dealing with when their three-rounder gets underway next Saturday.

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at [email protected]