Francis Ngannou Knocks Out Alistair Overeem In First Round – December 2, 2017 (This Day In MMA History)
Four years ago, Francis Ngannou sealed his title shot.
Ngannou knocked down Alistair Overeem just less than two minutes into the first round of UFC 218.
Some fans called the punch and follow-up hit one of the most brutal to be thrown inside the octagon.
Today, Ngannou is considered one of the top fighters in the sport.
He is the current heavyweight champion after knocking out Stipe Miocic in a rematch at UFC 260. He will make his first title defense against interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane on January 22.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) December 2, 2021