Six Biggest Takeaways From UFC 218

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4. Francis Ngannou Has Earned A Shot At Stipe Miocic

Alistair Overeem was a stiff test for the relatively inexperienced Ngannou, but the Cameroonian demolished the “Demolition Man” in under two minutes.

Ngannou’s striking and power were on full display, as a massive looping hook-from-the-hip instantly dropped Overeem, who was finished seconds after.

Ngannou certainly has earned a shot at the heavyweight belt, and so far it looks like he could potentially be the man to beat Stipe Miocic. Ngannou is a scary, dangerous man for any heavyweight, and will be a problem for anyone who fights him.