Earlier in the week, Francis Ngannou promised that the big-hitting knockout artist who rose to prominence in the UFC was back. In just 45 seconds, the Cameroonian-French fighter backed up his words.

After landing an overhand right early in the fight, Ngannou overwhelmed Curtis Blaydes and left him no time to recover.

With his quick victory, Ngannou has snapped a disappointing two-fight losing streak while Blaydes will have to pick himself back up from his second loss to the ‘Predator’.

Main Card

Francis Ngannou def. Curtis Blaydes via TKO (Round 1, 0:45)

Alistair Overeem def. Sergey Pavlovich via TKO (Round 1, 4:21)

Song Yadong def. Vincent Morales via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Li Jingliang def. David Zawada via TKO (Round 3, 4:07)

FightPass Undercard

Alex Morono def. Song Kenan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Wu Yanan def. Lauren Mueller via submission (armbar) (Round 1, 4:00)

Rashad Coulter def. Hu Yaozong via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Weili Zhang def. Jessica Aguilar via submission (armbar) (Round 1, 3:41)

Liu Pingyuan def. Martin Day via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Yan Xiaonan def. Syuri Kondo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Kevin Holland def. John Phillips via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 3, 4:05)

Louis Smolka def. Su Mudaerji via submission (armbar) (Round 2, 2:07)