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Who won Lewis vs N’Gannou?
Derrick Lewis beat Francis NGannou by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC 226, on Saturday 7th July 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Last Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Derrick Lewis.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Lewis vs N’Gannou stats
Derrick Lewis stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Francis NGannou made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Lewis had a large advantage in power over N'Gannou, boasting at 89% knock out percentage over N'Gannou's 64%.
Derrick Lewis was the older man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
N'Gannou had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lewis. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Lewis was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 3 years and 7 months earlier than N'Gannou, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 42 more professional rounds, 78 to N'Gannou's 36.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Derrick Lewis had been fighting more than Francis NGannou.
Going to this contest, Derrick Lewis had last fought 4 years, 3 months and 3 days ago, while Francis NGannou's last outing had been 4 years, 4 months and 1 day ago.
Lewis' last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
N'Gannou's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.