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Francis Ngannou


ABOUT
Francis Ngannou

Full NameFrancis Zavier Ngannou

BornSeptember 5, 1986

Height6'4"

NationalityCameroon

ABOUT

Francis "The Predator" Ngannou is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion with a professional record of 16 wins and 3 losses. The Cameroonian currently holds the record for the highest punching power ever measured by the UFC as he broke the previous record of 114,000 units by hitting the 123,161 units mark.


  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Francis Ngannou UFC
  3. Francis vs Miocic 2
  4. Francis Career Stats
  5. Francis Ngannou Last Fight
  6. Francis Ngannou Upcoming Fight
  7. Francis Ngannou Record


UFC 260 Miocic v Ngannou 2:  Weigh-Ins


Early Life and Career


Francis Ngannou was born in Batié, Cameroon where he lived in poverty with little formal education. At the age of 6, Francis went to live with his aunt due to his parent's divorce and by age 10 he started working in the stone quarry of Batié.


Taking inspiration from the negative reputation of his father Ngannou wanted to do something positive which led him to pick up boxing at the age of 22 but left it in a year due to an illness.


The turning point in Ngannou's life came when he reached Paris after being released from his 2-month imprisonment in Spain for illegally crossing the Moroccan-Spanish border. In Paris, Francis met Fernando Lopez who allowed him to train MMA and sleep at his gym for free.


Francis started his MMA career in November 2013 and had a record of 5-1 before signing with the UFC in 2015.


Francis Ngannou UFC


Francis Ngannou made his UFC debut in 2015 and went on a 5-fight-win streak which got him the title shot for the UFC Heavyweight Championship against Stipe Miocic. The Predator would lose the fight and then lose his next fight against Derrick Lewis before again going on a 4-win-streak to get a second title shot. This time Ngannou would defeat Miocic at UFC 260 to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion


Francis vs Miocic 2


Francis Ngannou fought Stipe Miocic for the second time at UFC 260 for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Ngannou dominated the fight with 38 total strikes as compared to Miocic's 12 strikes and ended the fight inside the first minute of the second round via KO/TKO to become the new UFC Heavyweight Champion.


Credit: MMA Fighting


Francis Career Stats


Current Status:

Francis Ngannou's current professional record stands at 16-3. He is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion.


Win-Loss-Draw

MatchesWinsLossesDraws
191630

Wins by Knockout:

  1. 12


Wins by Submission:

  1. 4


Wins by Decision:

  1. 0


Current Titles:

  1. UFC Heavyweight Championship


Reach:

  1. 83 in(210.83cm)


Weight:

  1. 255lbs/116kg


Weight Class:

  1. Heavyweight


Francis Ngannou Last Fight


Francis Ngannou's last fight was against Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 who he defeated in the 2nd round via KO/TKO to become the new UFC Heavyweight Champion.


Francis Ngannou Upcoming Fight


None


Francis Ngannou Record


Below is the MMA and UFC professional record of Francis "The Predator" Ngannou:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Win16-3Stipe MiocicKO(punches)UFC 26027/03/2021
Win15-3Kairzinho RozenstruikKO(punches)UFC 24909/04/2020
Win14-3Junior dos SantosTKO(punches)UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs dos Santos29/06/2019
Win13-3Cain VelasquezKO(punches)UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs Velasquez17/02/2019
Win12-3Curtis BlaydesTKO(punches)UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Ngannou 224/11/18
Loss11-3Derrick LewisDecision (Unanimous)UFC 22607/07/2018
Loss11-2Stipe MiocicDecision (Unanimous)UFC 22020/01/2018
Win11-1Alistair OvereemKO(punch)UFC 21802/12/2017
Win10-1Andrei ArlovskiTKO(punches)UFC on Fox: Shevchenko Vs Peña28/01/2017
Win9-1Anthony HamiltonSubmission (Kimura)UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Abdurakhimov09/12/2016
Win8-1Bojan MihaljovicTKO(punches)TKO(punches)23/07/2016
Win7-1Curtis BlaydesTKO(doctor stoppage)UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs dos Santos 10/04/2016
Win6-1Luis HenriqueKO(punch)UFC on Fox dos Anjos vs Cowboy 219/12/2015
Win5-1William BalduttiTKO(punches)KHK MMA National Tryouts: Finale 201528/05/2015
Win4-1Luc NgelekaSubmission (guillotine choke)SHC 10 Carvalho vs Belo20/9/2014
Win3-1Nicolas SpecqSubmission (arm-triangle choke)100% Fight 20: Comeback05/04/2014
Win2-1Bilal TahtahiKO(punch100% Fight 20: Comeback05/04/2014
Loss1-1Zoumana CisseDecision (unanimous100% Fight Contenders 2114/12/2013
Win1-0Rachid BenzinaSubmission (armbar)100% Fight Contenders 2030/11/2013


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