Francis Ngannou aka “The Predator” was born on September 5th, 1986 in Batié in the West region of Cameroon. He later moved to Paris, France and started fully pursuing his boxing career. He is now a professional mixed martial arts fighter competing in the UFC’s Heavyweight championship.
Ranked 2nd on the UFC heavyweight rankings, Francis Ngannou in a UFC 249 battle on Saturday night, at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida brutally knockout his opponent Jairzinho Rozenstruik just 20 seconds into the first round.
UFC fans around the world and Cameroonians have taken to social media expressing how impressed they are of the spectacular encounter only him knows how to pull in the UFC.
It should be noted that this is Francis Ngannou’s fourth consecutive first round knockout in his UFC fights.
The Legendary boxing figure Mike Tyson took to his Twitter account to send a congratulatory message to the champ after Saturday’s fight he said. “Resounding … vicious …. future champ. #FrancesNyngonu 20 second knockout 2nite #UFC249”
Francis Ngannou on his Twitter account also sent words of encouragement to his opponent Jairzinho Rozenstruik “I want to thank @JairRozenstruik for sharing the octagon with me tonight. I have nothing but respect for a man who believes in himself. Keep going bro, hope to see you around ✊? #WAKANDAFOREVER??♂??♂ #ufc249”
Saturday night’s fight was very strategic to the Heavyweight championship, which Francis Ngannou has waited for long to fight. Luckily UFC president Dana White revealed earlier last week the winner of this fight would be in line to battle the winner of the match between current title holder Stipe Miocic and the former heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
Fans now look forward to when the fight will be scheduled and who wins and gets to take on Francis Ngannou for the heavyweight championship.
Just to note Francis Ngannou is the founder of the Francis Ngannou Foundation, which runs the first combat sports gym in Cameroon, aimed to offer facilities for young people to pursue their dreams in the boxing sport. An opportunity he’s given the youngsters he never had when he started off his career.
We continue to celebrate the uncrowned champion and “The Predator” for a job violently well done.