Francis Ngannou destroyed the two-time former champion Cain Velasquez in Arizona. The main event of “UFC on ESPN” lasted no more than 26 seconds!
— UFC (@ufc) February 18, 2019
The 36-year-old Velasquez (14-3) just returned after 31-month layoff.
“Give it up to Francis. He came in here and did his job,” Velasquez said. “I stayed a little too close, too early. [My knee] just kind of buckled there on the shots. I stayed a little too close and it was dangerous. What are you going to do?”
It was one of the biggest victories for Francis”
“[The finish] was very fast so I didn’t even realize what happened,” Ngannou said. “It was very fast. I felt good and I’m just here to have fun and relax and enjoy my fight.
“I’ve been waiting for this fight since two years ago because I know I needed a challenge of the likes of Cain to prove myself”, said cameroonian after the fight.