Francis Ngannou entered this fight with a pro record of 12-3-0 (100% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Daniel Cormier) but he lost two out of his last three fights, against Stipe Miocic (Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou) and Derrick Lewis (Francis Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis); after this bout he has beat Curtis Blaydes in their rematch (Curtis Blaydes vs Francis Ngannou 2).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj and former Ufc champion Cain Velasquez, has an official mma record of 14-2-0 (86% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since July 9, 2016 when he defeated Travis Browne (Cain Velasquez vs Travis Browne); before this bout, in 2015, he had lost to Fabricio Werdum (Cain Velasquez vs Fabricio Werdum). Ngannou vs Velasquez is the main event of UFC on ESPN 1. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on ESPN 1: Ngannou vs. Velasquez
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
UFC on ESPN 1 fight card (main fights):
Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez
Paul Felder vs James Vick
Cynthia Calvillo vs Cortney Casey
Kron Gracie vs Alex Caceres
Vicente Luque vs Bryan Barberena
Myles Jury vs Andre Fili
Jimmie Rivera vs Aljamain Sterling
Ngannou’s previous fight:Curtis Blaydes vs Francis Ngannou 2
Velasquez’s previous fight: Cain Velasquez vs Travis Browne
Ngannou vs Velasquez Fight Video:
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