Francis Ngannou Sets New World Record For Punching Power

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Heralded as perhaps the next big thing in mixed martial arts (MMA), No. 4-ranked UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou will walk to the Octagon for by far his biggest-ever match when he meets No. 1 former title challenger Alistair Overeem in the co-main event of this weekend’s (Sat., December 2, 2017) UFC 218 from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

‘The Predator’ has made a meteoric rise to the brink of title contention by finishing all five of his UFC fights, his most recent a simple first-round of former champ Andrei Arlovski. Much of that success can be attributed to his otherworldly punching power, yet we didn’t know just how powerful the Cameroonian truly is.

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The extent of that was recently chronicled at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas, where Ngannou posted to his Instagram (via MMA Mania) that he had set a new world record for punching power. Check it out here: