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Watch: Francis Ngannou Scores Utterly Chilling One-Punch KO Win Over Alistair Overeem At UFC 218

Heavyweight phenom Francis Ngannou continued his terrifying run through the division of the giants on Saturday night in Detroit, as he st-st-st-starched – as Brendan Schaub might say – former Strikeforce champion and recent UFC title challenger Alistair Overeem with a sickening hook-cum-uppercut less than two minutes into the co-main event of UFC 218.

Overeem ran to the centre of the octagon and winged a wild left hook to open the fight, but then sought to clinch with Ngannou. That Overeem, a consummate striker, looked to employ such a gameplan says all that needs to be said about Ngannou’s aura and the fear that he has struck into the hearts of heavyweights throughout the UFC. Overeem, however, ended up getting pinned to the cage by the enormous Cameroon-born Frenchman. With little happening along the fence, the pair were soon separated and returned to the middle of the cage, or ‘No Man’s Land’, as it’s called when you are standing there with Ngannou.

Just second later, the fight was over. Overeem lay stretched out and stiff as a mannequin on the canvas. Ngannou paraded victoriously around the cage, a bunch of ‘KO of the Year’ awards and a UFC title shot likely in the bag.

Twitter was pretty impressed…

The win moves Ngannou to 6-0 in the UFC, with 6 finishes, and 11-1 overall. Overeem drops to 43-16 with 1 No Contest. The Dutchman is 8-5 in the UFC.

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