Ngannou Looks To Earn Heavyweight Title Shot With Win

Published on May 4th, 2020 11:50 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



After a lengthy pause, the Mixed Martial Arts are back. UFC 249 is filled with a number of fights that should be absolute bangers, though Ngannou vs Rozenstruik might just take the cake.

Both Ngannou and Rozenstruik have the ability to shut their opponent's lights out early, which means that there is a very good chance that this fight ends early.

Ngannou is looking to re-establish himself as a contender for the Heavyweight title. Ngannou had a tremendous hype train going a few years ago, though a lacklustre effort against champion Stipe Miocic resulted in him losing favour with Dana White and the rest of the UFC executives.

Ngannou will have a tough challenger in Rozenstruik, who has four straight knockout wins since entering the UFC. Rozenstruik's most recent victory came against Alistair Overeem in December, though that was a largely lacklustre effort.

Ngannou, on the other hand, is in the midst of a three fight winning streak that includes knockout victories over Junior dos Santos, Cain Velasquez and Curtis Blaydes. That is an extremely impressive bunch of victories and Ngannou will almost certainly be the next contender for the Heavyweight title with a victory on Saturday.

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Let's take a look at the odds for this fight, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: May 4th, 2020 11:44 am EST
Odds Subject to Change

Francis Ngannou, 1.33
Jairzinho Rozenstruik, 3.40

Total Rounds

Under 1.5 Rounds, 1.90
Over 1.5 Rounds, 1.80

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As you can see, the bookmakers expect that this will be a fairly short fight that almost certainly won't go the distance.

Who do you think takes it?

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