Francis Ngannou’s journey is one that will be remembered for years to come. The Predator looked spectacular in the rematch against Stipe Miocic for the UFC’s heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 260. Francis Ngannou looked more composed than he has looked in his previous fights and managed to completely annihilate the heavyweight champion as he picked up a stoppage win in the second round to get his hands on the heavyweight gold.
With the victory, Ngannou is the third fighter right now to hold a championship belt in the UFC alongside Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya. Ngannou joined his friends and family to celebrate his spectacular win and the footage doing the rounds on the internet is sure to bring a smile to your face.
Ngannou’s win against Miocic reflects on the improvement that the African fighter has made since his last loss against the heavyweight champion back at UFC 220. Ngannou came out strong and even showed great takedown defense to triumph over arguably the greatest heavyweight fighter of all time.
A lot of things went wrong for Stipe Miocic during the fight, and Ngannou showed great improvement and looked like a completely different fighter from the first fight at UFC 260.
— Sports Manor (@sports_manor) March 28, 2021
Earlier, a video of middleweight champion Israel Adesanya celebrating Ngannou’s win also did rounds on the internet, and it was a wholesome sight.
What’s next for Francis Ngannou?
There are a lot of interesting options ahead for Francis Ngannou. While a trilogy fight with Miocic is certainly on cards, Ngannou could also be looking at welcoming Jon Jones to the heavyweight division. Meanwhile, a potential rematch against Derrick Lewis also makes sense considering Lewis is on a four-fight win streak and is coming off a brutal KO win over Curtis Blaydes.
Lewis is currently #2 in the UFC’s heavyweight rankings and is the only fighter besides Miocic to hand a loss to the Predator. Needless to say, it’s an exciting match-up between two of the best fiercest strikers the world of mixed martial arts has ever seen.