Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos Possible For August Bout

Francis Ngannou wants a big fight and he may get just that late summer. Renowned mixed martial arts (MMA) journalist Ariel Helwani sent a tweet revealing talks of a potential bout between Ngannou and Junior dos Santos. If the fight were to go down, the proposed event would be for an unannounced Aug. 19 pay-per-view […]

Francis Ngannou wants a big fight and he may get just that late summer. Renowned mixed martial arts (MMA) journalist Ariel Helwani sent a tweet revealing talks of a potential bout between Ngannou and Junior dos Santos. If the fight were to go down, the proposed event would be for an unannounced Aug. 19 pay-per-view […]

UFC Targeting Massive Opponent For Francis Ngannou In August

Francis Ngannou could be in for the biggest fight of his life this August. The Frenchman has been dominating the UFC’s heavyweight division as of late, with his unblemished 5-0 record under the UFC banner still intact after his recent first round knockout win over former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski. Currently, “The Predator” is […]

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Francis Ngannou could be in for the biggest fight of his life this August.

The Frenchman has been dominating the UFC’s heavyweight division as of late, with his unblemished 5-0 record under the UFC banner still intact after his recent first round knockout win over former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski. Currently, “The Predator” is on a nine fight win streak in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, with all of those victories coming by way of finish.

UFC President Dana White himself claimed that Ngannou has all the makings to one day become UFC heavyweight champion, and hold the title longer than any other fighter before him. To do that, however, he’ll have to beat the cream of the crop in the heavyweight division – enter Junior dos Santos.

The former Brazilian UFC heavyweight champ comes off of a nasty first round knockout loss to current champ Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 211 from Dallas, Texas. His record as of late has been a spotty one, winning four of his last seven fights inside the Octagon.

Per a report from MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani on Twitter, the UFC is targeting a massive main event matchup between “JDS” and Ngannou at the yet-to-be announced pay-per-view (PPV) event in Seattle on August 19th:

The fight would certainly be the biggest of Ngannou’s career, giving him the opportunity to not only yet-again test himself against a former UFC heavyweight champ, but to go up against one of his fellow top five heavyweight counterparts. Aside from “Cigano”; only Alistair Overeem, Cain Velasquez, Fabricio Werdum, and Stipe Miocic, of course, sit above him.

Could the Frenchman be the fresh face that the heavyweight division needs? Do you think he has what it takes to be one of the longest reigning UFC heavyweight champs of all time? Let us know in the comments!

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Derrick Lewis Goes Off On ‘Overhyped’ Francis Ngannou

A few months ago, it appeared that the two of the fastest rising contenders in the UFC heavyweight division were going to fight each other. The fighters and the fans wanted it. Those two fighters are Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou. It still remains when and where the fight could take place. If it were […]

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A few months ago, it appeared that the two of the fastest rising contenders in the UFC heavyweight division were going to fight each other. The fighters and the fans wanted it. Those two fighters are Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou. It still remains when and where the fight could take place. If it were up to Lewis, who has been on a roll as of late, he would fight the up and coming prospect after he fights former UFC heavyweight title contender Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 110 on June 11, 2017, at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

As to why Lewis wants this fight so badly, it’s simple. He is tired of hearing Ngannou talking trash about him. Lewis recently spoke with Ariel Helwani of The MMA Hour, and during the interview, he declared that he would like to silence the “overhyped” heavyweight once and for all.

“Francis, that guy is real ignorant, don’t even worry about that guy. I would love to fight him after this fight because he’s been talking a lot of shit anyway, like he’s the shit. Fuck that guy. I will fight his ass after I fight Mark Hunt. I wanted to fight him before this fight. He’s over there talking about I’m too slow and this and that. I’m going to bang his ass out. He is overhyped. I’m still prettier than him anyway. Forget that African booty scratcher, ain’t worried about him.”

Lewis is currently on a six fight winning streak inside the world famous Octagon. He is not just dominating folks for three rounds, he is finishing them and in a devastating way. Five of those six wins come by the way of knockout. On the flip side, Ngannou is on a five fight winning streak under the UFC banner. All of them coming by knockout.

Before the UFC books these two hard hitting fighters against each other, Lewis is preparing for one of his toughest challenges to date against Hunt. Should Lewis beat Hunt at the upcoming event, don’t be surprised to see the UFC book Lewis and Ngannou against each other shortly after that.

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Derrick Lewis on Francis Ngannou: ‘That Guy is Real Ignorant’

Derrick Lewis isn’t fond of Francis Ngannou’s assessment of his skills. Back in March, Ngannou said he wasn’t impressed by Lewis. “The Predator” said fighting “The Black Beast” wouldn’t get him closer to a title shot. Lewis recently appeared on “The MMA Hour” and delivered a response to Ngannou’s comments (via MMAMania.com): “Francis, that guy […]

Derrick Lewis isn’t fond of Francis Ngannou’s assessment of his skills. Back in March, Ngannou said he wasn’t impressed by Lewis. “The Predator” said fighting “The Black Beast” wouldn’t get him closer to a title shot. Lewis recently appeared on “The MMA Hour” and delivered a response to Ngannou’s comments (via MMAMania.com): “Francis, that guy […]

Francis Ngannou Unimpressed by Stipe Miocic’s UFC 211 Performance

Francis Ngannou saw Stipe Miocic’s first-round TKO win at UFC 211 and he feels it leaves a lot to be desired. Ngannou, who is currently the fifth ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight, has been making some waves with his power. After his first-round TKO victory over Andrei Arlovski, many have wondered what’s next for […]

Francis Ngannou saw Stipe Miocic’s first-round TKO win at UFC 211 and he feels it leaves a lot to be desired. Ngannou, who is currently the fifth ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight, has been making some waves with his power. After his first-round TKO victory over Andrei Arlovski, many have wondered what’s next for […]

Top Heavyweight Contender ‘Not Impressed’ By Stipe Miocic

Although he hasn’t necessarily transcended the mixed martial arts world like some other titleholders have, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic’s recent run of success is something to take note of. The 34-year-old Ohio native has scored five straight T/KO victories over some of the very best heavyweights of all-time including Mark Hunt, Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum,

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Although he hasn’t necessarily transcended the mixed martial arts world like some other titleholders have, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic’s recent run of success is something to take note of.

The 34-year-old Ohio native has scored five straight T/KO victories over some of the very best heavyweights of all-time including Mark Hunt, Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum, Alistair Overeem and Junior Dos Santos. His last loss came in a back-and-forth slug fest with Dos Santos in 2014, but he has seemed to improve each time out since, which was shown in his rematch with “Cigano” this past weekend (May 13, 2017) at UFC 211, as Miocic dispatched the Brazilian in just over two minutes with a brutal right hand.

Clearly, Miocic is something special, but not every heavyweight feels that way. In fact, No. 5-ranked rising contender Francis Ngannou said earlier today (May 15, 2017) on The MMA Hour that he was ‘not impressed’ by Miocic:

“That was a good performance, but I’m not impressed,” Ngannou told Ariel Helwani. “I’m not impressed with him. [I’m more impressed] by Velasquez. I think Velasquez is the best heavyweight that we have. That’s why I want to fight him too.”

“I’m ranked number five right now,” he continued. “I’ll probably fight everyone right now. I already called out [Cain] Velasquez. He said he’s injured, but I’d like to fight him and just get the title shot.”

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Velasquez, a former champion, is the only heavyweight ranked in the top four that Miocic has not yet fought, which is why many want to see the two face off, although Velasquez was scheduled to compete against Werdum this past December, but he was forced to withdraw with a back injury. A timetable for his return has not yet been announced.

While Ngannou, a French knockout artist possessing a 5-0 UFC record, expressed interest in a bout with Velasquez, he admitted that he would obviously accept a fight with Miocic if it were offered to him:

“Yes, that’s true.” he said when asked if he believed he was ready for Miocic. “That is one of my reasons for moving to Vegas. Right now, I’m ready for all challenges.”

“If they give me the opportunity, I will take it.”

Ngannou is coming off of an impressive first round knockout victory over former champion Andrei Arlovski this past January and “The Predator” seems focused on proving his doubters wrong:

“You will always have that kind of people,” he said of his skeptics. “[They say] ‘you’re not ready, you need to improve yourself, you need to learn more, Stipe is too tough,’ but until the fight [happens], no one will no for sure. I would like to get the fight.”

Would you give the 30-year-old contender a chance against Miocic?

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