UFC 260 results: Francis Ngannou KO’s Stipe Miocic becomes a new worst man on the planet
Stipe Miocic was the worst man on the planet heading into Saturday night’s event at The Apex in Las Vegas. Now that the UFC 260 results are in, there is a new worst man on the planet. UFC 260 results: Francis Ngannou lands brutal KO Francis Ngannou showed massive improvement in his skill and approach to taking out Stipe Miocic at UFC 260. It was evident from the opening bell that Ngannou wouldn’t let himself lose by running out of gas. Ngannou, fighting more patiently than ever, landed a massive punch in the first couple minutes of the fight, but Miocic ate it. Miocic then went for a takedown, but Ngannou stuffed it and pummeled Miocic with some heavy punches before they returned to the center of the Octagon. Ngannou cracked Miocic with a kick to the head.
Having landed several significant shots early but not putting Miocic away, Ngannou fought smartly for the remainder of the round, measuring his effort and not jettisoning all of his fuel in the early moments of the fight. Miocic appeared off-kilter, being cautious to avoid Ngannou’s power. Ngannou’s patience in the first round paid off in the second. He again started with a measured approach but quickly caught Miocic with a stiff left cross that sent him reeling. Ngannou chased him, unloading with numerous punches, but didn’t burn himself out. Miocic tried to fire back, but Ngannou caught him with a short left hook that sent Miocic falling backward over folded legs. And like, Francis Ngannou, who fought his way through the wilds to make it from his home country of Cameroon to Europe, is the new UFC heavyweight champion of the world. “It feels so amazing. I’m working to the greatness,” Ngannou said in recounting coming from a background of challenges, of people doubting him, and a promise he made to himself to become something great. “There is a huge feeling of satisfaction.” UFC 260 results: Francis Ngannou knocks out Stipe Miocic to become heavyweight champion UFC 260 results: Vicente Luque upsets Tyron Woodley, calls out Nate Diaz Coming off of successive losses to Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns, and Colby Covington, former UFC champion Tyron Woodley needed a win against Vicente Luque at UFC 260. He didn’t get it.