Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
17-3-0
31-8-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Heavyweight

The tape

37
Age
41
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
83.1" / 211 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Full record

UD 5KO 2KO 1KO 1KO 1
Form
KO 1KO 1UD 5UD 5KO 1
17
Wins
31
12
By KO
13
71
KO%
42
4
By Sub
3
24
SUB%
10
3
Losses
8
0
Stopped
6
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2007
20
Bouts
40
36
Rounds
90
2 hours, 6 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 11 minutes

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

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UFC
-
-
Bellator
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14
Tapology
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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 2024.

The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

NGannou vs Bader stats

Francis NGannou would step into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 3 losses 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, 8 losses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggest N'Gannou would have a large advantage in power over Bader, boasting a 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 4 years, at 37 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 19 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 years and 7 months later than Bader, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 54 less professional rounds, 36 to Bader's 90.

NGannou vs Bader form

N'Gannou has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 opponents and going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he won against 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 beaten 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 defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Before that, he was victorious 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 won against 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 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Renan Ferreira at PFL vs. Bellator: CHAMPS on 24th February 2024 by knockout in the 1st round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had beaten 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he was victorious 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.

He had been beaten by Corey Anderson at Bellator 266 on 16th October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Footprint Center, Phoenix.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Ryan Bader has been fighting more than Francis NGannou.

Francis NGannou last fought 2 years, 4 months and 26 days ago, while Ryan Bader's last outing was 3 months and 24 days ago.

N'Gannou's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years and 4 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 24 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 2 years, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on NGannou vs Bader?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for NGannou vs Bader yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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