UFC superstar Conor McGregor has earned a reputation as “Mystic Mac” for his headstrong determination to realize his own determined destiny. The fighter makes predictions, then he achieves them. That being said, “Notorious” is not the only fighter in the world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion to accurately predict their opponent’s downfall. Now Francis Ngannou has accurately made a terrifying prediction of his own.
The world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion was in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday night for another exciting night of fights. This time around, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hosted the highly anticipated fight card of UFC 218 inside the Little Caesars Arena.
Headlining the fight card, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway fought to defend his title from former champion and former opponent Jose Aldo. The two fighters went to war for the Detroit crowd, but Holloway ultimately walked away with a second consecutive TKO victory over “Scarface.” Of course, the stunning finish from the night’s co-main event still has many fight fans talking.
There was a heavyweight battle inside the octagon for the co-headliner, as Alistair Overeem went toe-to-toe with Francis Ngannou.
Overeem has made his way to the No. 1 division contender position after making a series of impressive performances inside the octagon. The fighter knocked out Mark Hunt with a vicious knee, before earned a close decision win over former champion Fabricio Werdum. All of that in mind, the fighter still suffered a brutal loss in front of the Detroit crowd.
Francis Ngannou remains undefeated inside the octagon. Leading up to UFC 218, the fighter had five completed fights under the UFC banner. Overall, Ngannou was on a nine fight winning streak in his mixed martial arts career.
At UFC 218, Ngannou shocked the Detroit crowd with a brutal first round knockout victory that left Overeem unconscious on the canvas. Of course, Ngannou predicted that he would put the former K-1 Grand Prix champion away before they ever met inside the octagon.
As seen in the video above, Ngannou told Overeem during a former staredown that he would make the fighter “sleep.”
Speaking to Overeem, Ngannou stated “You go to sleep Saturday night. You will sleep.”