Twitter Reacts to Francis Ngannou's First Round KO over Alistair Overeem

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Francis Ngannou made statement with a first-round knockout over former UFC heavyweight title contender Alistair Overeem.

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The knockout came 1:42 into the first round, with Ngannou catching Overeem with a picture perfect hook to put The Reem out cold. Here's the recap from Fightful's live coverage:

The round begins with Overeem immediately swinging at Ngannou, Ngannou grabs Overeem and he holds him against the cage wall. Ngannou attacks Overeem with a few strikes as he gets him on the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Overeem destroys a swinging Overeem with a counter left hook and Overeem goes out cold.

As you would expect, Twitter went crazy over the big knockout.

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