PHOENIX – The end of UFC's first full UFC main event on ESPN seems like his first battle with Fox more than seven years ago.
Cain Velasquez, considered one of the greatest heavyweights in mixed history of martial arts, came to the loss of the same. In 2011, he struck his knees and lost his heavyweight title to Junior dos Santos in just one minute.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (" On Sunday in UFC's main event at ESPN 1 at Talking Stick Resort Arena, -to order to vault himself to superstardom and again, it ended with Velasquez's stop in just seconds . "On Sunday in UFC's main event at ESPN 1 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, again Velasquez got the mega-platform to vault himself in the superstardom and again, it ended with Velasquez's stopping in seconds.
However, the difference at this time was how it came to be .
In 2011, Velasquez had no question of injury when he fell.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas- On a Sunday day, Velasquez's left knee was clearly falling down and he was struggling in an exchange with Francis Ngannou. He said he was injured he's inside his left knee and never hit. Ngannou taught with a short cutcut he threw as the reason for 26-second KO success . "data-reactid =" 36 "> On Sunday, Velasquez's left knee was clearly falling down and he knelt on a exchange with Francis Ngannou who said he had injured his left knee and never hit him. is teaching a short cutcut that he drops as a reason for 26-second KO success.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – "Type of text" content = "Regardless of how the finish comes, it is cruel to be for Velasquez, who remains in two back operations and has not taken more than 31 months after demolishing Travis Browne at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016, in Las Vegas what was the last battle of UFC ownership by brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. "data-reactid =" 39 "> Regardless of how the end came, it was cruel for Velasquez, who survived two back operations and had not taken more than 31 months after Travis Browne was thrown at UFC 200 during July 9, 2016, in Las Vegas in UFC's final fight with brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta.
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It was sad and appeared to fight tears as he spoke about the end. He said he was not aimed at
"Getting a step I made left foot, I felt something pop, "Velasquez said." When I try to take another step, it just gives up. My knees gave me. I do not believe it happened. Going to 100 percent healthy, 100 percent ready and just to get this accident, I did not believe it. It's hard, but that's sports. This is what happens sometimes. "
When asked if he was feeling a blow, Velasquez stabbed his head and said," Right knee, do you know? He did not even touch me. "
Ngannou, the toughest puncher in the UFC, is different. It seems that replays support his view. Velasquez threw two high kicks and then a Ngannou who hit the dive seemed to dive at the top of his former head Arizona State All-American wrestler, Velasquez went on one step and again showed Ngannou showing the uppercut and the head of Velasquez. To the point where his knee seemed to be given.
UFC president Dana White said that he did not talk to either Velasquez or Ngannou, thinking that Velasquez's knees came out, but he said, "Francis Ngannou is a powerful and mighty man and when he drops these types of punches hes, yes. "
He did not finish thinking, but the implication was clear.
Ngannou has no question. He is one of the punchers of power that does not have to swing a knockout. In his strength during the 1940s, former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis was supposed to have knocked opponents cold with a punch-goer no more than six inches.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = In the teaser preview of the fight that was shown in the arena, the heavyweight champion Daniel Si Cormier, close friend and partner of Velasquez's training, released the knocked-out knockout of the left-hook of Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 on December 2, 2017 . "data-reactid =" 68 "> Ngannou has this type of game-changing power. In the teaser preview of the fight shown in the arena, the heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, close friend and partner of Velasquez's training, showed a brutal knockout of the left-hook of Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 in December 2, 2017.
"We're still looking for space over Overeem's head," Cormier said while making a voiceover on the teaser.
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However, on Sunday, Ngannou did what he wanted to do, and if there was damage, the result, he said, of his punches.
"The knee is bent after the uppercut in his chin," Ngannou says. "There's a video about it and you'll see."
There is no practice in professional sports that is more useful to an athlete than one-punch knockout power is in a fighter. A 100-mph fastball is still needed to get the plate and a slugger needs to place the bat on the ball. A golfer who can drive it 40 yard more than others has a big advantage, if he keeps the ball in play. A good basketball shooter means that a team is never out of a game, but the shooter still needs to have teammates get him the ball in good position. But a fighter who can knock you in a shot can win any battle at any time.
If Ngannou ever straps the UFC heavyweight title belt around his waist, it's only because of that power.
On a scale of 1-10, Ngannou's manipulation was 25. When Velasquez collapsed, Ngannou ended him violently, visiting two huge hammer from the top after Velasquez collapsed and his knees fell awkwardly beneath him.
<p class = "canvas -at canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "UFC relies on a massive audience with ESPN and want to use interest in the battle of Velasquez-Ngannou to help create an interest in not only the next pay-per-view, which is a lightweight heavyweight title on March 2 between champion Jon Jones and Anthony Smith but to develop the profile of some fighters in the undercard. "The UFC relies on a massive audience at ESPN and wants to use interest in Velasquez-Ngannou's fight to help who created an interest in not only the next pay-per-view, a light heavyweight title fight on March 2 between champion Jon Jones and Anthony Smith, but also to develop the profile of some fighters in the undercard.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – Kron Gracie, the son of legendary Rickson Gracie, one of the founders of the UFC, submitted Alex Caceres two minutes in a rear naked choke earlier on the card, became his first family member to win the UFC since Royce Gracie at UFC 4 in 1994. "Kron Gracie, the son of legendary Rickson Gracie, one of the founders of the UFC, has been cast by Alex Caceres in just two minutes with a rear-naked earlier on the card, who was the first member of his family to win the UFC since Royce Gracie at UFC 4 1994.
There was a magnificent brutal welterweight between Vicente Luque and Bryan Barbarena that the crowd roared and ended with Luque's perfect knee in those moments.
But the main event did not save her once again by Velasquez's body.
"There are so many of his talents and potential but the injured, people, they just killed him," said a disappointed White. "We partnered with him for battle years ago in Junior dos Santos and then we made him again tonight for ESPN fight against millions of people watching."
Velasquez seems to indicate that he wants to continue, pending his health. If he gets anywhere near where he is once, the UFC has a shame on the heavyweight of Cormier, Miocic, Velasquez and Ngannou.
But given his history, there is reason to ask if he can do it back.
For Ngannou, his landscape is steadfast in title. He took a shot at the former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar for talking smack but not appearing to fight, and said his goal was to fight the title.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Cormier means injured, no plans for his next fight.The UFC wants to make Cormier-Lesnar, but until the Cormier is healthy all is ready. "data-reactid =" 90 "> Given that Cormier was injured, there was no plan for his next fight. The UFC loves to make Cormier-Lesnar, but until Cormier is healthy, everything holds.
The only thing not hidden is Ngannou's dreams.
"I like that title," he repeatedly said in the post
He learned his lessons from past mistakes, he said, and forced him to be a changed person.
"I know how to do things right now," Ngannou said.
He has no type of thunder in his hands, he has no fighting. And he still threatens even if he's behind or how well the enemy is in front of him.
Velasquez found the hard way of Sunday.
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