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UFC Fight Night 86 fight card: Francis Ngannou vs Curtis Blaydes full fight preview

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Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes will go to war this Sunday (April 10, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 86 inside Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. In a match up of heavyweight prospects, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweights Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes will hunt for the knockout this Sunday (April 10, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 86 inside Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia.

As a Heavyweight under the age of 30, Ngannou is something of a rarity. However, his opponent is a few years younger, making this a fairly uncommon clash of young Heavyweights. Regardless, the massive Frenchman is looking to score his third straight knockout win.

“Razor” Blaydes has only been fighting for a few years, but he’s already beaten some decent competition and quickly made his way to UFC. Now, the talented wrestler will attempt to announce himself as a major fighter to watch.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both men:

Francis Ngannou
Record: 6-1
Key Wins: Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira (UFC on FOX 17)
Key Losses: None
Keys to Victory: Ngannou is an incredibly athletic Heavyweight. He’s still a bit raw, but Ngannou has the instincts and skill of a physical specimen who’s quickly absorbing the sport.

In this bout, Ngannou’s path to victory is reasonably clear, if not easy. Simply put, the Frenchman has to keep this fight standing and use his striking edge to put his opponent down hard. To avoid the takedown, Ngannou needs to focus on speed and movement. If he plants his feet or allows himself to be walked into the fence, Ngannou is in poor position to defend the bumrush double leg of his foe.

If Ngannou can stay standing, opportunities to land powerful shots will open up. His opponent is ….View full article

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