UFC Beijing outcomes: Francis Ngannou finishes Curtis Blaydes in simply 45 seconds | MMA


In January, Francis Ngannou was on the point of problem Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight championship at UFC 220. After getting dominated all 5 rounds by Miocic, adopted by one of many worst performances when he misplaced to Derrick Lewis at UFC 226, Ngannou’s again was towards wall at Saturday’s UFC Beijing headliner with Curtis Blaydes.

A blistering proper hand wobbled Blaydes and Ngannou completed it off from there, defeating Blaydes by TKO in 45 seconds from the Cadillac Enviornment.

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“It feels actually good, man,” Ngannou mentioned in his postfight interview. “Pay attention, man: I’m again. Take heed to what I’m saying: I’m again. Junior Dos Santos, Alexander Volkov or revenge towards Stipe Miocic. That battle, I did not do nicely and I actually wish to repair it.”

The 32-year-old started the battle by throwing a leg kick. Along with his fingers down, Ngannou linked on the correct hand to ship Blaydes to the mat. Blaydes struggled to get his legs out from beneath him. Blaydes tried a takedown, however Ngannou was none of it and landed a collection of left fingers to the aspect of Blaydes’ head till referee Marc Goddard put an finish to the battle. 

The victory places Ngannou (12-3) proper again into the thick of issues in a skinny heavyweight division and will get one of many names he referred to as out the following time he steps contained in the Octagon.

Additionally on the cardboard:

  • Alistair Overeem made fast work of Sergey Pavlovich with some brutal floor and pound punches en path to a primary spherical TKO victory.
  • Track Yadong confirmed each trick within the ebook to stay good within the UFC in beating Vincent Morales by unanimous choice.
  • Li Jingliang suffered an early knockdown, however bounced again to complete David Zawada with a brutal physique kick within the third spherical.

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