Francis Ngannou stops Junior dos Santos with ruthless finish
Francis Ngannou might just be one of the most terrifying prospects in the UFC.
The 6 ft 4, 18 stone, Cameroonian powerhouse racked up his 14th professional victory and third consecutive knockout with a devastating stoppage of Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. dos Santos in Minneapolis on Saturday.
Ngannou caught the Brazilian just over a minute into the first round and quickly swarmed the former heavyweight champion before Herb Dean halted the contest after 71 seconds.
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Ngannou fought Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title at UFC 220 in January 2018, a fight in which he lost, but after three consecutive stoppages the 32-year-old now believes that he has earned another shot at the belt.
“I was just telling him that I need some credit. I need the title shot,” Ngannou said he told UFC President Dana White after the fight. “That’s the only thing that would make sense right now for me.
“He said we’re going to talk about it. I assume that means yes.”