Rising heavyweight MMA star Francis Ngannou put on a stunning performance at Saturday’s, Dec. 2, UFC 218. Inside the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, the knockout artist kept his winning streak alive by doing what he does best. That in mind, Ngannou already has his sights set on potential super-fights. This time, the heavyweight wants to take on a former champion and WWE superstar.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hosted a highly entertaining night of fights on Saturday for the Detroit crowd. In the night’s co-headliner, UFC heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou battled it out for division supremacy.
Ngannou has yet to be defeated inside the octagon, as the fighter has won each of his five fights under the UFC banner. Overall, Ngannou was coming into UFC 218 on a nine fight winning streak.
The heavyweight shocked the Detroit crowd on Saturday night with a brutal first round knockout of the former K-1 Grand Prix champion. Since Ngannou’s stunning knockout performance, UFC President Dana White has revealed that the fighter has officially earned a title shot against heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.
That being said, Ngannou recently revealed that his dream fight would be against former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE superstar Brock Lesnar.
Speaking to Top Turtle MMA, as provided by FloCombat, Ngannou first offered a prediction for his fight against Stipe Miocic.
“I expect a finish. Because he’ll probably try a takedown, it might be a submission, but I’ll always predict a KO.” However, when asked what his dream fight would be, Ngannou responded:
“My dream? I would like to see a match between me and Brock Lesnar,”
“You know, two big dudes. I like that matchup. I’m excited for that kind of matchup… I want to see that match.”
The fighter continued:
“He’s big and huge, but he’s not stronger than me.” While Ngannou things he’s stronger, he also believes he is the better striker.
“I’m the best striker in the heavyweight division.”
“[I’m] the more powerful guy and I’m also a [more] talented guy.”