A pretty odd pairing to say the least! Strange enough alone just considering the difference in weight with Francis Ngannou being a Heavyweight and Uriah Hall a Middleweight. It’s especially odd when considering how different each’s styles are compared to that of their upcoming opponents. But hey, sparring is sparring and surely not many are too willing to spar with Ngannou these days. But damn, would you just look at the big man move!
Ngannou just recently fought at UFC 218 against the top-ranked, Alistair Overeem, where he earned one of the most spectacular one-punch knockouts in the history of the Heavyweight division. This huge win and knockout set him up for a title shot just a month after he scored it. Which…isn’t the biggest deal for him since the fight lasted less than two minutes and he took no damage. Ngannou has proven to be one of the scariest fighters in all of MMA and possess truly otherworldly levels of power. Apparently, he’s the hardest puncher…in the history of ever.
Ngannou will be challenging the champion, Stipe Miocic at UFC 220 on January 20. Miocic’s last fight took place at UFC 211 when he extended his current streak of first-round knockouts to four when he knocked out Junior Dos Santos in their rematch. As most who have watched either fight know…Miocic and Hall don’t fight very similarly which is why this is kind of a funny sparring combination. Even so for Hall who is taking on Vitor Belfort in what will be his final fight on January 14 at UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Hall is coming off a ridiculous come from behind victory over Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Fight Night 116 after he was badly hurt in the first-round, only to finish Jotko in the second. Belfort last fought Nate Marquardt to a unanimous decision victory at UFC 212 in June.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 12/22/2017