Francis Ngannou Biography
Francis Ngannou is a Cameroonian-French professional mixed martial artist who is competing in the Heavyweights. His division is in the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he currently holds the record for highest punching power in UFC.
He broke the previous record set by Tyrone Spong which was at 114,000. He is the current number 2 official UFC to be ranked in the heavyweight rankings.
Francis is a native of the Village of Baite in Cameroon. He was brought up in a humble background which was poor and had little formal education while growing up. He began working as a sand quarry miner in the village at the age of 12.
He was used to getting invitations from various gangs but he refused to join them and used his father’s bad reputation to his advantage. He would join street fighting as motivation for him to pursue boxing in the future.
Francis Ngannou Age
He was born on September 5, 1986, in Batie, Cameroon but later immigrated into France. as of 2018 he 32 years old.
Francis Ngannou Height
He stands at a height of 1.93 m tall.
Francis Ngannou Weight
He weighs approximately 115 Kg.
Francis Ngannou Marriage
There is no information about his marital life. It will be updated soon.
Francis Ngannou Career
Ngannou began training boxing at the age of 22 despite objections from his family in the beginning. He later stopped training after one year due to an illness. He did various types of jobs just to make ends meet until he turned 26.
He emigrated to Paris in France to begin his quest as a professional boxer. After he arrived in France, life became too hard to handle since he had no money, friends and he was also homeless. Luckily he began training for free in August 2013 at a local gym under Didier Carmont.
He learned how to box until his coach introduced him to the sport of MMA. This reflected his journey from continent to continent and his passion of becoming an MMA fighter. Ngannou then began his career officially in the MMA by fighting in the French promotion 100% Fight.
This was followed by other promotions in Europe. He later made his professional debut against fellow newcomer Luis Henrique on December 19, 2015, at UFC on Fox. From there he faced promotional newcomer at that time called Curtis Blaydes on April 10, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 86. He eventually won the match via TKO.
From there he became the UFC Champion who broke and set career highs for UFC. After enjoying the fruits of his success, Francis founded the Francis Ngannou Foundation which runs the first combat sports gym in his native country Cameroon.
The main aim of the foundation is to offer a platform for young people who have the passion to pursue their dreams in sports. He is a true proof of how perseverance and patience really pay.
Francis Ngannou Ufc
Ngannou joined the UFC and made his first debut against fellow newcomer Luis Henrique on December 19, 2015, at the UFC on Fox.
Francis Ngannou Record
UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez
17 February 2019
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2
24 November 2018
6 July 2018
20 January 2018
2 December 2017
UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña
28 January 2017
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov
9 December 2016
UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko
23 July 2016
UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos
10 April 2016
UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2
19 December 2015
KHK MMA National Tryouts: Finale 2015
28 May 2015
SHC 10: Carvalho vs. Belo
20 September 2014
100% Fight 20: Comeback
5 April 2014
100% Fight 20: Comeback
5 April 2014
100% Fight: Contenders 21
14 December 2013
100% Fight: Contenders 20
30 November 2013
Francis Ngannou Next Fight
Reports indicate that Ngannou will be facing UFC Champ Dan Cormier in the upcoming UFC championship dates.
Francis Ngannou Vs Cain Velasquez
Francis Ngannou Vs Curtis Blaydes 2
Francis Ngannou Vs Alistair Overeem
Francis Ngannou Knockout | Punch | KO
Francis Ngannou Net Worth
His estimated bet worth is $250,000.
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Francis Ngannou Highlights | News
If that’s the fight presented, UFC champ Daniel Cormier says ‘I will beat Francis Ngannou’
Daniel Cormier’s path to retirement may have taken a turn Sunday night.
The soon-to-be 40-year old UFC heavyweight champion was angling to fight one more time, preferably against Brock Lesnar.
But then came Francis Ngannou’s 26-second knockout of Cormier’s best friend and American Kickboxing Academy training partner, two-time former champion Cain Velasquez, which went down in the main event of UFC Phoenix.
Ngannou said he wanted a title shot next in the post-fight press conference, but did not call out Cormier in the cage afterward. Cormier indicated that if Ngannou does want a fight, he’s willing to oblige.
“Every time you see something like that, the emotions tell you you go get it back, you go make it right,” an emotional Cormier said Sunday night on ESPN’s SportsCenter. “But Francis Ngannou, who didn’t ask for a fight, maybe later he will, and if that’s something we decide we want to do, then that’s what I’ll do.
“I won’t go fight Francis Ngannou,” Cormier emphasized. “I will beat Francis Ngannou.”
Until the point if and when an Ngannou fight comes to pass, Cormier is left to help pick up the pieces after Velasquez’s disappointing loss. Making his first appearance in the Octagon in two-and-a-half years due to a back injury, Velasquez, whose tenacity in the cage when he’s healthy has only been matched by his unfortunate propensity for injuries, had his knee give out in Ngannou’s opening onslaught, leading to the fast stoppage.
Cormier was unable to attend the event at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, which only added to his disappointment in the aftermath.
“I know how hard he trained,” DC said. “I know how well he prepared for this fight, and for it to end the way that it did was very unfortunate, was very hard to watch, I wasn’t able to get to Phoenix. It’s sad, it makes me very sad that I’m not there right now, that he lost in this way.”
Having trained with Velasquez, he believes the former champ was ready to go, and simply got caught in one of those sort of things that happen in the sport of MMA.
“He looked good,” Cormier said. “I thought he was ready to fight, and I felt like he was ready to win this fight. You just cannot control some of the things that happen. He hurt his knee. And obviously you’re fighting a big powerful guy like Francis, there’s no room for error.”
Adopted from MMA News