Two of the hardest hitting heavyweights in the UFC are targeted to face each other at UFC 239 July 6, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Both have fought the best of the best in the heavyweight division and are making their way to be next in line for the title. This fight is not only a fight for the fans, but it truly is the fight for the number one contender spot.
Junior Dos Santos is fresh off a TKO victory over Derrick Lewis at ESPN+4. Santos holds an impressive (21-5 MMA Record) and is (15-4 in the UFC). With a current win streak of three, a win over one of the biggest rising stars in the UFC in Ngannou, could very well Catapult him next in line for the title shot.
For Ngannuo, everyone seemed to have questioned his overall game after his defeat to the former heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic. But since the loss, Ngannou has been on quite the streak. Ngannou delivered two impressive knock outs of Curtis Blaydes and Cain Velasquez. With KO wins over two of the best wrestlers in the heavyweight division, Ngannou has seemed to answer the question if he can beat the best wrestlers. One thing is for certain, when this fight takes place with Junior Dos Santos, both fighters love to trade punches!
For both Ngannou and Junior Dos Santos, this fight makes sense. This fight has to happen in order to decide who is next in line for the title shot. And of course, this fight is one for the fans, expect a KO and one of the best fights you have seen!
Max Van Auken has been involved the combat sports world in a variety of ways. Whether it was training and competing, to now commentating, writing, and covering the sport of MMA. Max also is the co-host of the Locked Inn Sports Podcast with Max and Dave where they dive further in depth in a variety in MMA topics!