Francis Ngannou entered this fight with a professional mma record of 13-3-0 (100% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Daniel Cormier). He lost two consecutive bouts in 2018, against Stipe Miocic (Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou) and Derrick Lewis (Francis Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis), but then he has beat Curtis Blaydes (Curtis Blaydes vs Francis Ngannou 2) and Cain Velasquez (Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Ufc Hw champ Junior dos Santos, has an official record of 21-5-0 (76% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class. ‘Cigano’ dos Santos lost the rematch with Stipe Miocic in 2017 (Stipe Miocic vs Junior dos Santos 2) but then JDS has won over Blagoy Ivanov (Junior dos Santos vs Blagoy Ivanov), Tai Tuivasa (Junior dos Santos vs Tai Tuivasa) and Derrick Lewis (Derrick Lewis vs Junior dos Santos). Ngannou vs dos Santos is the main event of UFC on ESPN 3. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on ESPN 3: Ngannou vs. dos Santos
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Ngannou’s previous fight: Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez
dos Santos’ previous fight: Derrick Lewis vs Junior dos Santos
Ngannou vs dos Santos Fight Video:
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