UFC 249: Cameroonian Francis Ngannou knocked out opponent in 20 seconds

by Duke Magazine
Ngannou knocking Rozenstruik

The Cameroonian Francis Ngannou has become the first fighter in UFC history to win four straight fights by either Knockouts or Technical Knockouts in the first 90 seconds. The mixed-martial artist gave the quickest victory of UFC 249 on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

It only took Ngannou a snappy time of 20 seconds to beat out Surinamese fighter Jairzinho Rozenstruik in a heavyweight fight.

The timely win for Ngannou has unlined Rozenstruik’s first loss as a professional mixed-martial artist.

Ngannou took out the fight to Rozenstruik with load of punches sending Rozenstruik to the canvas. 

After inspection from the referee, the Cameroonian-French fighter was declared the winner to give Rozenstruik his first loss in his UFC career. 

Ngannou has now had a win over Curtis Blaydes, Junior dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, and now Rozenstruik within the total time of 162 seconds, emerging as the first fighter in UFC history to win four consecutive fights by Knockouts in the first 90 seconds.

“I knew that he didn’t know what he’s doing. He’s not ready,” Ngannou told UFC boss Dana White in his post-match interview.

Ngannou was born and raised in the village of Batié, Cameroon. He came from a poor home and had little formal education before taking up boxing at the age of 22. 

He moved to Paris when he was 26 years old, and it was in the French capital city that he learnt MMA. He made his UFC debut appearance in December 2015 at the age of 29.

Ngannou Vs Rozenstruik was one of the undercard fights of the UFC 249 which held behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

In the same vein, Justin Gaethje had a startling wreaking win over fellow American Tony Ferguson win to the interim UFC lightweight title 

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