Francis Ngannou picked up the biggest win of his professional MMA career at UFC On Fox 23 when he defeated former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski by first round knockout.
Ngannou now has a list with some really interesting names on it that he plans on knocking off in the division.
“I talked about Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem, but I just talked about them because I think that Cain Velasquez is injured,” Ngannou told MMA Junkie. “If he’s in the game, I’m ready for him. He’s the next one I’d like to fight.”
The heavyweight star has been praised by UFC President Dana White, something that has helped the fighter over the course of his UFC run.
“It made me happy; it made me confident,” Ngannou said. “Today, because of people who pushed me up, I believe and trust in this spot.”
Ngannou has already earned a total of five wins thus far under the UFC banner, with those five victories coming over Andrei Arlovski, Anthony Hamilton, Bojan Mihajlovic, Curtis Blaydes and Luis Henrique. Ngannou is currently in the midst of a nine fight winning streak, a winning streak that has lasted nearly three years and his lone professional MMA defeat came to Zoumana Cisse in December 2013.