Francis Ngannou and Bojan Mihajlovic will square off this Saturday (July 23, 2016) at UFC on FOX 20 inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois. In a solid test of a top prospects, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight hitters Francis Ngannou and Bojan Mihajlovic will throw down this Saturday (July 23, 2016) at UFC on FOX 20 inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Ngannou has only been a professional for about three years, but he’s been very impressive nonetheless. Unbeaten in a pair of Octagon bouts, the Frenchman appears to be the next (very) big thing in the Heavyweight division.
On the other hand, Mihajlovic took a much longer route to the UFC. The Serbian has been a professional since 2003 and hasn’t lost a bout in 10 years, though he admittedly hasn’t fought all that often or against anyone all that great.
Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both athletes:
Key Wins: Curtis Blaydes (UFC Fight Night 86), Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira (UFC on FOX 17)
Key Losses: None
Keys to Victory: Ngannou make be relatively new to the sport, but he’s a gigantic man with impressive strength and speed. Additionally, his game has developed at a solid pace, as he strikes fluidly and managed to defend the takedowns of a top wrestler in his last bout.
That’s bad news for Mihajlovic.
In this match up, Ngannou has a major size and strength advantage. He’s also a far more dangerous and capable boxer, meaning that his usual sprawl-and-brawl attack should work wonderfully.
Furthermore, Ngannou will have a serious edge in height and reach. His opponent prefers to kick more than punch, but Ngannou should be able to negate those attacks pretty well simply due to his own length.
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