Long waited rematch between Francis Ngannou and Stipe Miocic finally happened at UFC 260, and this time it was all Ngannou. He looked calm, relaxed in top shape and vary scary.
First round showed us new Francis, he was measured, not rushing and extremly fast for heavyweight. Stipe just looked much slower and not reacting fast enough for Francis attacks. So, he decide to take him down, but this time we saw the improvement in Francis game not only that he stopped this take down but he was able to take Stipe’s back and land dozen heavy punches. Stipe survived, but it did not looked good for champion.
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Second round started and Ngannou looked still fresh, calm and ready to go. This round Stipe decided to engage in exchange with Francis which was a big mistake. Francis throw a straight right just to cover the distance and land a precise devastating jab which dropped Stipe. Stipe again was able to stand up but visible rocked, Francis rush on him but Stipe counter with good right hand which make him to step back. Stipe saw that and try to land following punch but Francis counter again with good straight left and Stipe was out.
Francis Ngannou is the new UFC heavyweight champion.