Ngannou destroys Overeem with terrifying uppercut

You will not see cleaner but more brutal knockout all year than the thunderous left metered out by Francis Ngannou at UFC 218.

The hype is real and Ngannou will no doubt be fighting Stipe Miocic next for the heavyweight crown.

It is unlikely Alistair Overeem is back up and steady on his feet yet after the terrifying uppercut he copped right on the button.

Ngannou has long been touted as the heavyweight’s best prospect but first he had to come up against one of the greats of the weight class in Overeem.

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Overeem was out before he hit the canvas. Pic: Getty

He wasted little time showing why he is so feared, stopping Overeem after just 1.42 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

It was the Cameroon native’s first big blow of the fight but it was all that he needed.