Francis Ngannou

UFC 249 results: Francis N’Gannou puts Jairzinho Rozenstruik down with left hook

UFC fights are back.

On Saturday night, May 9, UFC 249 takes place in Jacksonville, Fla. following a two-month hiatus for the promotion. 

Inside an empty Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the card features two championship bouts. Interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson defends his belt against Justin Gaethje in the main event. 

In the co-main event, bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo is up against Dominick Cruz, who returns to the octagon following a four-year layoff. 

In a heavyweight clash, Francis N’Gannou welcomes Jairzinho Rozenstruik. The winner could be next to challenge for the strap.

N’Gannou is riding a three-fight win streak, most recently knocking out Junior Dos Santos at UFC on ESPN 3 in June 2019. He also finished Cain Velasquez and Curtis Blaydes during the streak.

Undefeated, Rozenstruik finished his last five opponents. In his last outing, “Bigi Boy” knocked out Alistair Overeem with four seconds remaining in a five-round contest at UFC on ESPN 7 in December 2019.

Here is how the heavyweight bout between Francis N’Gannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik went down at UFC 249, including round-by-round scoring. For full results of the event, you can check them out right here.

ROUND 1

N’Gannou takes his time going forward, while Rozenstruik comes in quickly. Rozenstruik lands a leg kick, but N’Gannou counters with punches. Rozenstruik lands another leg kick cleanly. N’Gannou rushes Rozenstruik and misses three times before landing a left hook. Rozenstruik is out cold and referee Dan Miragliotta steps in.

Official result: Francis N’Gannou def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik by KO at 0:20 in the first round.

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