By Skip Charles in Vegas
The Francis Ngannou era has begun.
Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic to win the UFC heavyweight title last night at the UFC Apex. The finish came at 52 seconds of the second round.
Ngannou dropped Miocic with a left hand, but Miocic got up, recovered and wobbled Ngannou briefly with a right hand. But Ngannou was quick to counter with a left hook that sent Miocic down again. Ngannou put Miocic out for good with a punch on the ground.
Miocic was transported to the hospital for a precautionary CT scan of his head, according to the UFC.