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UFC reportedly targeting pivotal heavyweight showdown for summer

bjpenndotcom - May 27, 2017

Just two weeks ago, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos found himself knocked out by Stipe Miocic in a failed bid for the UFC heavyweight title. Despite just being knocked out two weeks ago, the UFC is already apparently targeting dos Santos’ next fight.

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Derrick Lewis blasts Francis Ngannou: "forget that African booty scratcher"

Tom Taylor - May 24, 2017

In a few short weeks, in the main event of the UFC’s upcoming trip to New Zealand, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis will face the biggest test of his career in MMA legend Mark Hunt. Should he pass this test, Lewis is likely to line himself up for a heavyweight number one contender fight, perhaps with fellow contender Francis Ngannou. Given their concurrent rises into contendership, much has been made of a possible Lewis vs. Ngannou fight. Apparently, this is something Lewis is interested in, though he thinks Ngannou is overhyped.

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Francis Ngannou isn't impressed by Stipe Miocic, does not consider him the best heavyweight on the planet

Tom Taylor - May 15, 2017

Last weekend, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defended his title for a second time, clubbing Junior Dos Santos to a first-round stoppage. This win impressed the hell out of most members of the MMA community – but not surging contender Francis Ngannou. On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, the hulking Frenchman explained that he’s not particularly impressed by the heavyweight champion, and that he considers oft-injured former champ Cain Velasquez to be the true heavyweight king.

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VIDEO | Francis Ngannou drills wrestling, takes coach for a ride with massive takedown

Tom Taylor - April 11, 2017 The UFC heavyweight division is always hurting for fresh, young talent. This is precisely why it’s been such a pleasure watching hulking, 6’4 Cameroonian-Frenchman Francis Ngannou rise through the division’s ranks. He is far and away the most exciting prospect in the division.

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Report: Francis Ngannou to take on the Skyscraper in Stockholm

Tom Taylor - March 2, 2017

Back in January, on the main card of UFC on Fox 23, French-Cameroonian heavyweight Francis Ngannou picked up a crushing first-round knockout win over former champion Andrei Arlovski. With this win, Ngannou burst into the upper half of the UFC heavyweight top-15, where other massive tests now await him. According to a report from, Ngannou’s next test will occur when the UFC returns to beautiful Stockholm, Sweden on May 28. This test will pit the rising contender against Dutch veteran Stefan “The Skyscraper” Struve, who towers above his opposition at a whopping seven feet tall.

Derrick Lewis
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Derrick Lewis discusses possible opponents for his next fight

Tom Taylor - February 28, 2017

Earlier this month, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, monstrous heavyweight Derrick Lewis braved a bit of early adversity to pound the dangerous Travis Browne to a second-round KO. With this win, the Texas based destroyer set himself up for some massive potential fights in the UFC heavyweight division, any number of which would push him right to the cusp of a title shot. On Monday’s edition of the MMA Hour, Lewis discussed the options for his next fight with host Ariel Helwani. During this segment, he addressed widespread interest in a fight with fellow contender Francis Ngannou, who recently dazzled with a veritable execution of former champ Andrei Arlovski. Lewis explained that if this is the fight he’s offered, he’ll take it, because he knows it’s one the fans want.

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Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou calls for fight with Cain Velasquez

Tom Taylor - January 30, 2017

Last Saturday, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Denver, Colorado, French-Cameroonian heavyweight prospect Francis Ngannou faced the biggest test of his career in former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. The rising star passed this test with flying colors, thumping Arlovski to a first round TKO victory. With this win, Ngannou continues his destructive march through the heavyweight rankings, and is now probably just a few wins away from a heavyweight title shot.

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3 fights we want to see after UFC on Fox 23

Tom Taylor - January 29, 2017

Last night, the UFC returned to Denver, Colorado with UFC on Fox 23. This 12-fight card went down as an unforgettable one, as we witnessed stoppages in a whopping eight bouts – including all four on the event’s main card.

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Francis Ngannou

Dana White gives bold prediction for Francis Ngannou

bjpenndotcom - January 28, 2017

Saturday night on the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’, streaking heavyweight contender Francis ‘The Predator’ Ngannou will face former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in a highly anticipated showdown. There’s no secret that the fight is undoubtably the biggest of Ngannou’s career, taking a step up from fighting unranked heavyweights, to fighting #7 ranked Arlovski, however UFC President Dana White believes that Ngannou could very well be on his way to being the first longstanding UFC heavyweight champion.

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UFC books two key heavyweight tilts for early 2017

Tom Taylor - December 16, 2016

The first quarter of 2017 will be a big stretch for the heavyweight division, as the UFC has pencilled two huge heavyweight scraps onto the calendar. These fights will see the division’s two best prospects take big steps up in competition against well established names. The first of these heavyweight showdowns will occur on January 28, at UFC on Fox 23, when French-Cameroonian destroyer Francis Ngannou gets the biggest test of his career in former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. The second will occur just weeks later, when massive Texan Derrick Lewis faces what could be his biggest test in fringe contender Travis Browne. Lewis and Browne will duke it out on February 11, at UFC 208 in Brooklyn.