Bas Rutten Breaks Down the Fight Between Francis Ngannou and Alistair Overeem

Tonight we have The Ultimate Fighter 26 finale, but tomorrow is UFC 218 which is stacked with ridiculous fights.

Sandwiched between the main event between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo and the violent scrap of Justin Gaethje and Eddie…

“WE KNOW [FRANCIS NGANNOU] CAN HIT, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT HIS RECORD, YES, HE’S 10-0, HE’S NEVER BEEN FINISHED, BUT IN THE UFC – AND I’M NOT TAKING AWAY FROM ANYBODY, EVERYBODY IN THE UFC IS GOOD, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE RECORDS THAT THEY HAVE, THE GUYS HE’S FIGHTING, THESE ARE NOT GUYS THAT [ALISTAIR] OVEREEM FOUGHT. OVEREEM FOUGHT LITERALLY THE TOP GUYS ON THE PLANET IN KICKBOXING AND IN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, SO HE FOUGHT THE BETTER COMPETITION. AND THAT’S THE ONLY THING I’M CONCERNED ABOUT. TRUST ME, NGANNOU, WHEN HE CONNECTS, IT COULD BE OVER BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT OVEREEM DOESN’T HAVE THE STRONGEST CHIN FOR HEAVYWEIGHT, AND HE’S GOT AN INCREDIBLE PUNCHING POWER. […] IF OVEREEM GOES BACK TO THE WAY HE WAS FIGHTING WHEN HE DID REALLY WELL, AND THAT IS KEEPING IN MIND THAT HIS CHIN IS NOT THE STRONGEST AND THAT MEANS SINGLE SHOTS, NOT SINGLE KICKS, SINGLE SHOTS, YOU HAVE ONE HAND AT THE DEFENSE AT ALL TIMES, THEN I THINK HE MIGHT WIN THIS FIGHT. BUT THE KILLER IS HERE, DOES HE GET HIT? HE ONLY NEEDS TO GET HIT ONCE AGAINST A GUY LIKE NGANNOU BECAUSE HE’S GOT SO MUCH POWER.”

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