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Francis NGannou vs Ryan Bader preview
When is NGannou vs Bader?
Francis NGannou could set to fight Ryan Bader, in Autumn/Fall 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
NGannou vs Bader stats
Francis NGannou would step into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Ryan Bader would make his way to the cage with a record of 31 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest N'Gannou would have a large advantage in power over Bader, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Bader's 42%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest N'Gannou would have an advantage over Bader, with a 24% submission rate over Bader's 10%.
Francis NGannou is the younger man by 3 years, at 36 years old.
N'Gannou has a height advantage of 2 inches over Bader. This also extends to a 10-inch reach advantage.
N'Gannou is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 year and 7 months later than Bader, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 53 less professional rounds, 36 to Bader's 89.
NGannou vs Bader form
N'Gannou has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he defeated Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 on 22nd January 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had won against Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN 3 on 29th June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Target Center, Minneapolis.
He had beat Cain Velasquez at UFC on ESPN 1 on 17th February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix.
Bader has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 290 on 4th February 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at Kia Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Cheick Kongo at Bellator 280 on 6th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Going into that contest, he had won against Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 273 on 29th January 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at Footprint Center, Phoenix, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Corey Anderson at Bellator 266 on 16th October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Footprint Center, Phoenix.
He had defeated Lyoto Machida at Bellator 256 on 9th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
In terms of recent activity, Ryan Bader has been fighting more than Francis NGannou.
Francis NGannou last fought 1 year and 2 months ago, while Ryan Bader's last outing was 1 month and 18 days ago.
N'Gannou's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
Bader's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on NGannou vs Bader?
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