UFC monster Francis Ngannou ends Stipe Miocic heavyweight reign
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Francis Ngannou is the new baddest man on the planet.

Three years after he was first expected to complete his take-over of the UFC, the Cameroon freak captured the heavyweight world title belt with a complete obliteration of division legend Stipe Miocic.

It was the perfect revenge for Ngannou, who was embarrassed when fighting Miocic in their first title match in 2018.

Ngannou has finally tasted sweet vengeance after he proved himself to be the scariest thing in combat sport with a convincing second round knockout.

Francis Ngannou ended Stipe Miocic. Photo: UFC Fight Pass.Source:Supplied

Miocic was on the back foot right from the start of the fight and found himself pressed up against the cage after taking a flush right hand punch.

Miocic survived until the end of the first round — but it was all over just a few minutes later.

Trading punched at close range, Ngannou tagged Miocic on the beak and left him completely wobbly on his legs.

A follow up punch saw Miocic fold over backwards in a sickening collapse that saw his leg get trapped under himself.

Francis Ngannou ended Stipe Miocic. Photo: UFC Fight Pass.Source:Supplied

It resulted in Miocic’s head banging against the floor twice as his leg flicked out from under him.

UFC legend Daniel Cormier described Ngannou as the “scariest man on the planet” after the victory.

UFC commentator Joe Rogan described Ngannou as a “one in a million freak specimen”.

“That’s as nasty as it ever gets,” he said.

Veteran boxing figure Teddy Atlas summed it up best in a post on Twitter: “Francis Ngannou was dangerous when he didn’t know how to fight, now that he’s learning, he is actually scary”.

The UFC announced after the fight that Ngannou would receive the $50,000 performance-of-the-night bonus alongside Sean O’Malley.

It was a killer left hand that rocked Miocic on the side of the cage.

While trying to avoid jabs, Miocic was caught again with an upper cut and he wobbled his way towards the centre of the Octagon.

Another left hand hook ended the fight. Fortunately Ngannou’s final follow-up hammer punch just missed Miocic’s face as the referee raced in to stop the contest.

Ngannou made headlines around the world in 2017 when he entered the world record books with the hardest punch ever measured.

However, his career was left at the crossroads in 2018 when Miocic taught him a lesson.

The result appeared to stay with Ngannou, who barely threw a punch in his next fight with Derrick Lewis.

Stipe Miocic was bombed by Francis Ngannou.Source:Supplied

Since then, Ngannou resurrected his career with four straight knockout wins over some of the biggest names in the heavyweight division.

When his title shot came on Sunday in Las Vegas, Ngannou was a very different beast to the one Miocic wiped the floor with in 2018.

Ngannou showed he had the skills, defence, intelligence and fitness to match Miocic’s killer instinct in the first round where he landed the only significant strikes and even had the better of the contest when the two fighters briefly wrestled on the floor.

In the second round, Ngannou picked the perfect time to unleash his power — and there was simply no way for Miocic to survive after eating multiple heavy shots on his chin.

Ngannou’s victory officially ended the greatest reign of terror ever seen in the UFC heavyweight division with Miocic suffering only one loss to Daniel Cormier since 2014.

The result potentially sets up one of the biggest fights in the history of Mixed Martial Arts with Ngannou in-line to fight Jon Jones, the greatest fighter ever seen in the light heavyweight division.

Miocic may still press for a trilogy fight, but at the age of 38 there are doubts surrounding his ability to step back into the Octagon.

Aussie lands savage knockout highlight

UFC: Australian Jamie Mullarkey has registered his first win in the UFC, with a lovely left hook clipping the chin of fellow lightweight Khama Worthy….

UFC: Australian Jamie Mullarkey has registered his first win in the UFC, with a lovely left hook clipping the chin of fellow lightweight Khama Worthy.

Khama Worthy was left to ask Aussie fighter Jamie Mullarkey what had happened after an insanely sweet knockout punch.

Mullarkey got his first win in the UFC in Sunday’s UFC 260 main event card when he destroyed Worthy with a 46-second knockout result.

Mullarkey set up the finish perfectly and Worthy was left wide open to a savage left hook that landed flush on the chin.

Mullarkey barely needed to touch Worthy after he had crumbled to the ground before the referee rushed in to stop the contest.

Mullarkey’s left hand saw Worthy stutter on his feet and his eyes roll backwards before he fell to the side.

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Mullarkey was pumped after the stoppage.
So he should have been – the statement knockout has put his name in lights on the global MMA stage.

His punch had commentators Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan taking deep breaths during the live broadcast.

Cormier described Mullarkey’s finish as “one perfectly placed punch”.

“He doesn’t know what happened,” Cormier said of Worthy.

“He’s asking his opponent what happened.”

Jamie Mullarkey’s staggering KO punch. Photo: UFC Fight Pass Main Event.Source:Supplied

John Annik said it was a “monumental knockout”.

Mullarkey, from the NSW Central Coast, gave a shout out to training partner Alexander Volkanovski after stepping out of the Octagon.

But the world just wanted to know about that statement punch.

“It feels unbelievable,” he said.

“I saw his eye wobble and I saw him go down slowly. That was it.”

UFC 260 Main event card, results

Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou face off during the UFC 260 weigh-in.Source:Getty Images

Francis Ngannou defeated Stipe Miocic via KO, Round 1

Vicente Luque defeated Tyron Woodley via TKO, choke, Round 1

Sean O’Malley defeated Thomas Almeida via KO, Round 3

Miranda Maverick defeated Gillian Robertson, via unanimous decision (30-29 x2, 29-28)

Jamie Mullarkey defeated Khama Worthy via KO, Round 1

Preliminary card results

Alonzo Menifield defeated Fabio Cherant via submission, Round 1

Abubakar Nurmagomedov defeated Jared Gooden via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Michal Oleksiejczuk defeated Modestas Bukauskas via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)

Omar Morales defeated Shane Young via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Marc-Andre Barriault defeated Abu Azaitar via TKO, Round 3

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