Ngannou vs Dos Santos: It’s been an exciting year of UFC action to this point, and to think we have so much more ahead of us is simply a wonderful thought for all fight fans. Here in 2019, if you had to pick one fighter.
Next weekend, in the main event of UFC Minneapolis, an intriguing heavyweight fight goes down. Francis Ngannou is taking on Junior dos Santos, where many believe Ngannou will have the striking advantage but JDS will have the advantage on the ground given he is a black belt.
But, according to Ngannou, he doesn’t believe dos Santos is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu like he says. But you never know what some fighter is going to come out with. I always keep thinking maybe he’ll try some wrestling or a takedown, but it’s not his comfort zone. I don’t know. He might try everything. But the most important is I’m prepared for every little thing.”
The former Olympic gold medalist began the year by dismantling then-bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw in the main event of the UFC’s debut card on the ESPN platform, and he followed that up recently at UFC 238 by claiming the vacant bantamweight title by (stunningly, to some) defeating Marlon Moraes, adding to his collection that already includes the UFC flyweight championship.
We’re ready to continue on with the UFC calendar as the summer months kick into high gear, and we have a lot to look forward to. Among the fights to get excited about in the near future include a heavyweight contenders showdown between Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos.
Below is an updating schedule of events and main event bouts for 2019, and be sure to check back for updates throughout the year. Francis Ngannou Doesn’t Believe Junior dos Santos Is A Black Belt In Jiu-Jitsu