Francis Ngannou returned to the Octagon on Saturday night for UFC 249, but he didn't stay there very long. Before he left, though, he did what he normally does: knock opponents into next week.
Ngannou finished Jairzinho Rozenstruik in 20 seconds of their heavyweight fight in Jacksonville, Fla. The TKO was brutally efficient, with strikes to send Rozenstruik to the mat and then more blows to render him unresponsive.
14 seconds into the fight, Francis Ngannou ROCKS Rozenstruik for the TKO pic.twitter.com/6at1dsoNQL
— Sideline Sports (@sportsideline) May 10, 2020
Let's just say, Daniel Cormier was highly impressed (and maybe concerned?):
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) May 10, 2020
Naturally, fight fans who have been waiting months to see such action were ready to respond:
— tommy1211 (@wehaveagronk) May 10, 2020
— Weber (@colinweber14) May 10, 2020
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) May 10, 2020
Fighting Francis Ngannou pic.twitter.com/39FVJD1P2k
— kyle/Free agent nba fan (@knicks_tape99) May 10, 2020
Ngannou is who we should send if aliens offer us a 1v1 for control of Earth
— Jack G. King (@JackTheJobber) May 10, 2020