Ngannou defeats Rozenstruik in 20 seconds at UFC 249

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Francis Ngannou needed little time to dispatch Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 249 at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. In fact, if you blinked, the fight was over.

Ngannou defeated Rozenstruik in 20 seconds in the first-round. He won via knockout (punches).

Medical personnel check on Jairzinho Rozenstruik after he was knocked out by Francis Ngannou during the first-round of their UFC 249 match
Medical personnel check on Jairzinho Rozenstruik after he was knocked out by Francis Ngannou during the first-round of their UFC 249 match (Photo by the Associated Press/John Raoux)

In fact, Ngannou has defeated his last four opponents by knockout. He won all those bouts in two minutes and 42 seconds.

This was his quickest win of the four. His previous quickest win was 26 seconds over Cain Velasquez at UFC on ESPN 1 on February 17, 2019.

The longest fight of the four was a minute and 11 seconds against Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN 3 in June 2019.

With the win, Ngannou improved to 15-3 in his career. In his career, he has had 11 knockout wins.

Rozenstruik suffered his first loss in his career. Before this loss, he had won ten straight wins.

In his last bout in December, he split open and defeated Alistair Overeem at UFC on ESPN 7 by knockout on December 7, 2019.

Now, Rozenstruik is 4-1 in the UFC.

After Rozenstruik hit Ngannou with a leg kick, Ngannou responded with a series of punches. Rozenstruik was seriously hurt.

Ngannou then leveled him and Rozenstruik was out cold. Medical officials came in to check on him, as the fight was over.

It was an impressive win by Ngannou between two heavy weight powerhouses.

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