When a heavyweight bout between rising prospect Francis Ngannou (10-1) and Andrei Arlovski (25-14, 1 NC) was announced, two questions were asked. Is Ngannou ready for a breakthrough performance and does Arlovski still have some gas left in the tank?
Tonight (Jan. 28) belonged to the “Predator.”
Arlovski went for a leg kick, but Ngannou landed an overhand right that grazed his opponent. The two men were patient for a while. Arlovski went for an overhand, but Ngannou decked the former champion with a left hand followed by a right and that’s all she wrote.
Final Result: Francis Ngannou def. Andrei Arlovski via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:32