The next contender for the heavyweight title can be determined in this clash between the terrible knockout Francis Ngannou and former Junior champion Santos as both seek to build recent victories. Ngannou returned to the top of the rankings with a couple of first rounds including the impressive 26 second knockout against former champion Cain Velasquez earlier this year. Ngannou finished all eight UFC victories, with only two of them coming out of the first round. Meanwhile, Dos Santos silently rallied three straight wins, including the finals against Tai Tuivasa and Derrick Lewis in consecutive bouts. Dos Santos has been one of the pillars at the top of this division in the last decade and he would love another chance to regain the heavyweight title. To get there, the Brazilian veteran will have to figure out how to stop Ngannou, which is a much easier task to say than to do.