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Francis Ngannou knocks out Alistair Overeem in frightening fashion at UFC 218

04 December, 2017, 03:08 | Author: Joan Malone
  • Video: Watch world's strongest puncher Francis Ngannou shut Alistair Overeem's lights off at UFC 218

The former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champion, Overeem, squared off with unsafe knockout artist Francis Ngannou in the co-main event of tonight's UFC 218 fight card in Detroit, Michigan.

Overeem's definition of "healthy" likely differs from your average human being, and that does lead to the question as to how much longer the Dutch star can continue on like this as over the course of his 18-year combat sports career he's been T/KO'd over a dozen times. Props to @francis_ngannou, I got hit with a uppercut from he**, one of his specialities which we new were very unsafe. After sprinting in with a left hook attempt that missed the mark to kick things off, "the Reem" immediately tied things up with a clinch against the fence. Ngannou attacks Overeem with a few strikes as he gets him on the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity.

From there, it was the beginning of the end for Overeem. Props to Francis Ngannou, I got hit with an uppercut from he**, one of his specialties which we new were very unsafe.

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Overeem lay on the mat for an extended period with his toes curled as Ngannou did a victory lap around the Octagon.

A brutal one-punch knockout extended Ngannou's (11-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) winning streak and likely dashed the title hopes of Overeem (43-16 MMA, 8-5 UFC), all in slightly under two minutes of cage time.

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