Ngannou has punched his way to primetime status in the UFC’s heavyweight division over the past couple of years, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake.
Even before he had fully made a name for himself in the division, another devastating striker, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson was already praising him for being the heaviest hitter he had ever come across.
”It might not be the best technique, but it’s so much power and so much speed behind it,” a wide-eyed Johnson told the media back in 2016.
A year later, a Sports Science study declared that Ngannou had registered the hardest punch ever recorded on their high-tech equipment, but Alistair Overeem branded the story, “fake news.”
However, Ngannou forced ‘The Reem’ to eat his words as he practically sent his head into orbit with one of the most brutal uppercut knockouts in UFC history at UFC 218 last year.
Another rising force in the division, Curtis Blaydes, has also come up against Ngannou’s heavy hands in the Octagon and came away with no doubt that no one strikes harder than ‘The Predator.’
”He is the heaviest hitter I’ve ever faced,” Blaydes confirmed. “He hits harder than Mark Hunt. No disrespect to Mark Hunt, they both hit hard, we are splitting hairs here, but Ngannou hits harder.”