Ngannou improvements?

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by Brixton Bomber, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    I'm watching various videos in the buildup to the rematch with Stipe, and everyone is shouting about FN's improvements... but what are they?

    I still see a murderous hitter/front runner, nothing stands out as being "developed" or improved. Thoughts?
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  2. young_wolverine

    young_wolverine Member Full Member

    May 31, 2019
    Weasel has a great video breaking down the technical improvements of Ngannou.
    Despite his last 4 fights only lasting 2:42 seconds combined he's actually demonstrated quite a few improvements grappling and on the feet, he's gotten much more patient besides the Rozenstrike fight where he didn't have to worry about the grappling so he just bum-rushed him.
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  3. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 31, 2016
  4. Deew

    Deew Active Member Full Member

    May 4, 2009
    I don't see much improvement in him.

    Miocic beats him again unless Ngannou actually lands one of his hard punches for a change,

    Joe Rogan shouts like a ****ing mongoloid for ten minutes after and we get a UFC "Rumble in the Jungle" event between Ngannou and Johnny Bones in Cameroon
  5. young_wolverine

    young_wolverine Member Full Member

    May 31, 2019
    Im picking Miocic to win like many are but I think it will be closer than the first fight. I think Ngannou will be trickier to take down and much more patient on the feet likely winning the first round or 2. Ngannou landed and hurt miocic in the first fight a couple of times each time he did he went crazy and threw technique out the window and was taken down and gassed badly in rounds 3-5. Ngannou will probably win the first 2 rounds and then I think he will begin to gas and Miocic will win by out striking him and will be able to take him down once his stamina starts to wane. Ngannou does have a much bigger chance of victory now though and is a live dog. Ngannou adding leg kicks to his tools is smart that's how DC was able to have success on the feet with Miocic was by chewing up his legs and landing the short overhand right as Miocic leaned away. I think Stipe is smart enough to know that Ngannou will try that and it will be interesting to see how he plans to correct for it.
  6. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    Might be bigger ask than Cormier for Miocic. Hard to tell but Ngannou is probably more dangerous.
  7. richdanahuff

    richdanahuff Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 12, 2013
    He may have improved but unless he sparks him Miocic is all wrong for him
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  8. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

    Sep 1, 2019
    Yeah i can’t see miocic losing on points, to well rounded with good fight IQ. That’s a powerful ******* he’s in with though, he could get clipped
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  9. The Akbar One

    The Akbar One Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 1, 2007
    If the only improvement is his cardio, he should win this. I don't see much improvement in his wild shots. They seem to keep finding their mark though.
  10. Terry94

    Terry94 15-05-20 Full Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    I can't wait to watch the whole card tomorrow morning, I just hope to avoid spoilers. (accidentally spoiled Adensanya last fight) I think Ngannou wins, just because of his power, I can't see Miocic dealing with it, but I may be wrong, he dealt with it last time but Ngannou has grown from strength to strength since then, excluding the Lewis fight.

    Also intrigued to see Sean O'Malley back. Just a shame the Featherweight title fight got cancelled.
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  11. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    I can't wait for this fight. The first fight was similar to Wilder vs Fury 1 in the sense that you were at the edge of your seat. Stipe was doing well but you never stopped thinking that Ngannou could end it at any time. Whoever bets on this fight has balls.
  12. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    The Weasle will say anything to appeal to casuals, he's the most lightly regarded MMA analyst on youtube, man doesn't even watch the prelims of PPVs.
  13. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    A bit harsh.
    But he definitely is for the more casual fan. And I appreciate him quite a bit. Dude does a good job.
  14. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    But not long to go until Ngannou 2.0.
    T. Woodley is next. The man who has not won a round since 2018.
  15. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    Woodley letting his hands go and he got chin checked BAD! Real bad. Multiple times.
    Woodley returned the favor with a solid shot but get put down and submitted.

    Tyron looked good as he was able to actually let his hands go but he just got annihilated there.
    4 consecutive losses without winning a round. Dude is done.

    Happy for Vicente Luque. Dude is on a solid run.
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