Tonight the UFC touches down once again in Paradise, Nevada at the UFC Apex, where UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defends his title against No. 1 contender Francis Ngannou in the UFC 260 main event.
This is a great match up between the two clear best in the world.
Co-headlining the event was a welterweight showcase between former four-time UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and No. 10 ranked Vicente Luque.
This is to be a very telling bout to see where each talent is at in their respective careers.
The same is to be said about the main event however. Does Miocic still have his peak years within him, or does the favorite come through the second time around? Ngannou is perhaps the scariest fighter this sport has ever seen.
Continue reading to see how this epic heavyweight championship rematch went down:
Official Result: Francis Ngannou def. Stipe Miocic via KO at :52 of round two
Ngannou takes the center once the action begins, and lands a nice round kick to the leg of the champion.
Ngannou also lands the first punch, a thunderous overhand right that Miocic just easily absorbed. It was quite surprising, because Ngannou had a great deal of power behind that shot.
Miocic shoots on a takedown, which Ngannou stuffs. Once he stuffed it, he spun around to the champions back and landed a bunch of hard shots while Miocic was on his way up.
Ngannou had used a good deal of energy in this opening round, but also remained patient throughout it.
Ngannou takes the center once the second round starts as well, and not long into it, drops Miocic with a jab.
It was a beautiful 2-1 combination that he only landed the jab with, but it hurt the champion badly.
Ngannou followed this up with a series of left hooks, followed by a right uppercut. Miocic is back-peddling, before he plants his feet to throw, and that’s where he was caught with the final left hook, knocking him unconscious.
So the question now is, does Jon Jones get his shot against Francis Ngannou, or does Stipe Miocic get his trilogy with Ngannou, considering they’re 1-1 against one another now?
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