Francis Ngannou Unimpressed With Jairzinho Rozenstruik, But Won’t Underestimate Him

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Francis Ngannou will face Jairzinho Rozenstruik in a heavyweight main event at UFC Columbus.

The pair of knockout artists will surely put on a show, but Ngannou has some of the scariest power the UFC has ever seen. A former UFC heavyweight title challenger, Ngannou is nearly fearless against anyone not named Stipe Miocic. It appears Rozenstruik is no different.

Speaking to MMA Junkie, Ngannou noted that he was unimpressed by Rozenstruik, but that doesn’t mean he’s underestimating his opponent.

“No I haven’t seen nothing to impress me,” Ngannou told MMA Junkie. “Regarding that fight against Overeem, I mean, he got beat up the entire fight and he got lucky at the end of the fight basically by the early stoppage. The referee, in my opinion was early and you know, he gave him the win but honestly his UFC career, nothing to impress.

“I haven’t seen nothing, but with that being said, it’s not to underestimate him because he was a kickboxer and he has some good hands so he knows the striking game. Now lets find out what he knows about MMA.”

Ngannou is currently on a three-fight win streak, winning each of those fights by way of first-round knockout. All but one of those fights ended in under a minute, the exception being clocked in at one minute and 11 seconds. Now, he’ll be tested by Rozenstruik, the undefeated 31-year-old who has knocked out all of his adversaries inside of the Octagon.

UFC Columbus goes down from the Nationwide Arena on March 28, 2020.

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