Francis Ngannou
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Gets another shot at Miocic
January 16, 2021
Ngannou will face Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title at UFC 260 on March 27, reports.
Miocic and Ngannou have met once already, with Miocic handing Ngannou the first loss of his UFC career in a unanimous decision victory back in January of 2018. Ngannou followed that up with another unanimous decision defeat against Derrick Lewis but has since been on a remarkable four-fight winning streak which has taken him a combined 2:42 to complete. He'll look for his fifth straight dominant performance in this one against the fighter who has held the division title for most of the last five years, losing it once to Daniel Cormier only to reclaim it in his very next fight
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Dominant effort, title shot next?
May 9, 2020
Ngannou defeated Jair Rozenstruik via KO (punches) at 0:20 of Round 1 at UFC 249 on Saturday in Jacksonville.
Absolutely terrifying. Ngannou threw about five massive punches at Rozenstruik, but only one of them found the mark. That one -- a sweeping left hook --- knocked Jair out cold. Per Mike Bohn of, Ngannou's current four-fight winning (KO) streak has lasted a GRAND TOTAL of 2:42. It's a mind-numbing number and one that is nearly impossible to believe. Ngannou may very well be the scariest fighter in the history of the sport. He also may very well have more power than any man in the history of the sport. It's going to be extremely difficult for the UFC to book a Heavyweight Championship fight and not have Ngannou involved at this point. He'll also take home a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for his efforts.
UFC 249 fight official
April 21, 2020
Ngannou has officially agreed to face Jair Rozenstruik at UFC 249 on May 9, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
Ngannou and Rozenstruik were originally scheduled to face off at UFC Columbus on March 28, but that was one of the first few events postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UFC President Dana White fought tooth and nail to put on UFC 249 as scheduled on April 18, and this matchup was originally set to be part of that event, but it was ultimately postponed as well. Now the event is headed to Florida, according to Mike Heck of, where the governor has left the door open to including combat sports like MMA in the "essential business" category. It also appears the Florida State Boxing Commission will be willing to regulate the event, which would be held in an empty arena. With respect to the fight, Ngannou was a heavy favorite of roughly (-290) the first time around, and not much has changed with the fight outlook since then.
Will fight at UFC 249
April 6, 2020
Ngannou will square off against Jair Rozenstruik at UFC 249 on April 18, according to his opponent.
Ngannou was originally supposed to take on Rozenstruik last month before the fight was postponed amid COVID-19 concerns. The fight is now back on at UFC 249, although a location for the event has yet to be determined. Ngannou was previously listed as a (-270) betting favorite in their previously scheduled bout, and once again figures to be favored by oddsmakers.
Candidate for UFC 249?
March 25, 2020
Ngannou is open to fighting at UFC 249 on April 18 after he told Damon Martin of that the UFC recently tested him for COVID-19.
Ngannou is one of many fighters effected by the recent postponement of three UFC events, as he was scheduled to headline UFC Columbus in a matchup against Jair Rozenstruik on March 28. While UFC President Dana White has brought forth a variety of options for rescheduled many of those fights, UFC 249 is one event he's been adamant will go on as scheduled on April 18. Per Steven Marrocco of, White even has a location pegged for the event, though he has yet to reveal it. Ngannou had previously been listed as a (-270) betting favorite for his prospective matchup against Rozenstruik, and he believes that the opponent wouldn't change while operating under the assumption that Rozenstruik would be tested for COVID-19 as well. White had previously mentioned that UFC 249 would feature a full card of preliminary fights as well, though this proposed heavyweight matchup would presumably land on the pay-per-view portion.
Fight postponed due to COVID-19
March 16, 2020
Ngannou's fight against Jairzinho Rozenstruick will be postponed due to the threat of COVID-19, reports.
After not taking action with nearly every other sports league last week, UFC President Dana White finally made the decision to postpone the next three events to try to limit the spread of COVID-19. Ngannou was scheduled to take on Rozenstruick on March 28 at UFC Columbus, but that was later moved to the UFC Apex center in Las Vegas. Now this fight will be pushed back to a later date that has yet to be announced. Ngannou last fought back in June of 2019 when he won via TKO against Junior dos Santos.