Former UFC heavyweight title contender Francis Ngannou got back into the win column with a finish of Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night 141.
The event aired live on UFC Fight Pass from Beijing, China.
Ngannou, talking backstage after the bout, explained why the fight “woke up the real Predator.”
Check out a complete recap from the vent on FightLine.
UFC Fight Night 141 Results
Francis Ngannou def. Curtis Blaydes via TKO (strikes) at :45 of Round 1
Alistair Overeem def. Sergey Pavlovich via TKO (strikes) at 4:21 of Round 1
Yadong Song def. Vince Morales via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Li Jingliang def. David Zawada via TKO (strikes) at 4:07 of Round 3
Alex Morono def. Kenan Song via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Wu Yanan def. Lauren Mueller via submission (armbar) at 4:00 of Round 1
Rashad Coulter def. Hu Yaozong via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Zhang Weili def. Jessica Aguilar via submission (armbar) at 3:41 of Round 1
Liu Pingyuan def. Martin Day via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Xiaonan Yan def. Syuri Kondo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kevin Holland def. John Philips via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:05 of Round 3
Louis Smolka def. Su Mudaerji via submission (armbar) at 2:07 of Round 2