Alistair Overeem Accepts Francis Ngannou Challenge
A potentially violent battle between two dangerous strikers has apparently been arranged with the help of a few boxy cartoon figures.
Former Strikeforce and DREAM champion Alistair Overeem (43-15 MMA, 8-4 UFC) today took to Twitter to accept a recent challenge from fast-rising heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou (10-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC), suggesting the Cameroonian native is “trying to skip the line.”
— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) September 7, 2017
Ngannou was supposed to compete at this weekend’s UFC 215 event against former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, but the Brazilian was ruled out due to a potential doping violation. Ngannou later challenged Overeem to step up on short notice, but Overeem declined.
However, it appears he’s now ready to take the fight at a later date.
Overeem is currently ranked No. 2 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA heavyweight rankings, while Ngannou sits at No. 9.
So let’s hear it – if this matchup does come together, who ya got?
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