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Cancelled: Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 249

Cancelled: Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 249

Wednesday 15th April 2020

With UFC president Dana White playing it safe and drawing back on earnestly putting on a few fights in amidst the health concerns of an entire planet, here's a match heavyweight bout that hurts to miss.

Once UFC championship heavyweight contender, Francis Ngannou paved his way back to the octagon after a string of 1st round technical-/knockouts over Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos.

Francis Ngannou Vs Derreck Lewis had many fans neglecting the skills that had got him a title shot champion, Stipe Miocic. The Cleveland, Ohio native getting a unanimous decision against Ngannou.

Stipe Miocic coming to mind, he waits for a trilogy bout against Daniel Cormier, both tied 1-1. Francis Ngannou's title shot would be hard to mention not to mention if for that.

So, very much in the Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone spirit of things, Francis Ngannou went looking for a fight against Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

Jairzinho Rozenstruik is a Surinamese UFC heavyweight who's four of his 10-0-0 record in the UFC. His most recent opponent Alistair Overeem.

Rozenstruik did significant tissue damage when a tear appeared in Overeem's lip, with many MMA fighters taking to Twitter to mention their revulsion (amongst congratulations).

This set the stage for Francis Ngannou to feed his need to stay active and put a big challenge in Rozenstruik's way, the heavyweight #6 in the UFC's rankings.

Ngannou likely knows he outclasses Jairzinho, but it looking to maintain his octagon edge.

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