While UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou is gearing up for the biggest fight of his career, here is a look at the quick fight than earned the talented knockout artist his UFC contract in the first place.
Ngannou has put on a dominant performance in his mixed martial arts career. The fighter has not suffered a loss since 2013, putting the knockout artist at 11-1 today. Back in 2015 however, Ngannou put on the performance that earned him a contract in the world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion.
Ngannou faced off against William Baldutti at the KHK MMA National Tryouts Finale, earning a second round TKO victory over the fighter.
Now the French African fighter is readying for his UFC heavyweight title shot against Stipe Miocic.
The two will square off in the UFC 220 main event, next Saturday in Boston.
Now, here’s that fight that earned Ngannou his UFC debut: