Everyone wants to see Francis get knocked out: UFC star Angela Hill expects ‘more nasty highlights’ from Ngannou at PFL
Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is set to make his Professional Fighters League (PFL) debut against Renan Ferreira in August 2021. Ngannou is a feared knockout artist, known for his immense power and athleticism. With his debut drawing closer, fellow UFC fighter Angela Hill has shared her expectations for the upcoming bout.
In an interview with MMAJunkie, Hill revealed that she expects Ngannou to produce “more nasty highlights” at PFL. She said, “Everyone wants to see Francis get knocked out. That’s how he’s exiting his fights. Like, running across the cage and just knocking out people with one punch.”
Hill went on to describe Ngannou’s fighting style as “very basic,” adding that his unorthodox power makes up for his lack of technique. “He throws punches that you’d never even think to land,” she said. “It’s like a hammer. It’s not a punch. It’s like you’re being hit by a hammer.”
Despite Hill’s critique of his technique, Ngannou’s raw power has proven to be devastating. He currently holds a professional record of 16 wins and 3 losses, with all of his victories coming by way of knockout or submission. In March 2021, he knocked out UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in the second round to claim the title.
Ngannou’s upcoming opponent, Ferreira, is a relative unknown in the MMA world. With a record of 6 wins and 2 losses, he is ranked outside of the top 15 heavyweights in the PFL. However, his manager has expressed confidence in his ability to upset the odds and defeat Ngannou.
In an interview with MMAFighting, Ferreira’s manager, Lucas Lutkus, said, “I have no doubts that Renan can knock out Francis. There’s no UFC contract on the line, there’s no ego involved. It’s just a fight.”
The fight between Ngannou and Ferreira is set to take place on August 27th, 2021, as part of the PFL’s heavyweight tournament. The winner of the tournament will receive a $1 million prize.
In conclusion, Angela Hill’s expectation of “more nasty highlights” from Francis Ngannou is a sentiment shared by many MMA fans. With his raw power and unorthodox fighting style, Ngannou is one of the most exciting fighters in the sport today. However, as Renan Ferreira’s manager has pointed out, anything can happen in MMA, and the underdog always has a chance to pull off an upset. Fans will have to tune in on August 27th to see who emerges victorious.