Francis Ngannou became the new UFC heavyweight champion after landing a powerful punch on Stipe Miocic in their title fight at UFC 260.
Batie, Cameroon, erupted when its hometown hero Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 to become the new UFC heavyweight champion of the world.
It is understandable that someone with this trajectory would motivate fans in Batié, Ngannou’s hometown in Cameroon, to stay awake until 5 am only to watch one of its sons being crowned a UFC champion.
The video shows the exact moment the crowd of people, overwhelmed by Francis Ngannou’s victory, erupts in joy.
Welterweight champ and Nigerian Kamaru Usman was a part of Ngannou’s training camp, helping him raise his wrestling skills to a new level and hammering home the new ethos of calm collection that has somehow made Ngannou even more terrifying in the cage. Here’s how he celebrated:
And then there’s middleweight champion and Nigerian Israel Adesanya, who shared his own reaction video of his New Zealand family watching Francis take the belt: