All hell broke loose early in the first round at UFC 218. Both heavyweights went to work as soon as the round started, however, Ngannou was first to manage a clean left uppercut from hell, which sent “The Reem” down to the canvas at 1:42. Following the quick knockout, Overeem just laid unconscious for moments.
Despite the scary loss, the Dutch mixed martial artist released a statement via Twitter, letting UFC fans know that he is healthy and even gave props to his opponent.
No damage and all healthy thankfully.. unfortunately lost today. Props to @francis_ngannou, I got hit with a uppercut from he**, one of his specialities which we new were very dangerous. Some chill time now before back to the drawing-board.
Ngannou, 31, snapped a two-fight win streak for Overeem, putting him at 8-5 in the UFC. The Cameroonian-French professional now hold six straight wins under the UFC umbrella. He holds notable wins over Bojan Mihajlović, Anthony Hamilton, and Andrei Arlovski, just to name a small few.
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