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Francis NGannou vs Ciryl Gane preview
When is Ngannou vs Gane II?
Francis NGannou could potentially take on Ciryl Gane, in Spring 2023.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Ngannou vs Gane II 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.
Ciryl Gane would make his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest N'Gannou would have a large advantage in power over Gane, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Gane's 45%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Gane would have a slight advantage over N'Gannou, with a 27% submission rate over N'Gannou's 24%.
Francis NGannou is the older man by 4 years, at 36 years old.
N'Gannou is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 years and 8 months earlier than Gane, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 1 more professional rounds, 36 to Gane's 35.
Ngannou vs Gane II 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 beat 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 beat 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 won against 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 beat Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN 3 on 29th June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Target Center, Minneapolis.
He had defeated Cain Velasquez at UFC on ESPN 1 on 17th February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix.
Gane has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he Jon Jones at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by submission in the 1st round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Tai Tuivasa at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Francis NGannou at UFC 270 on 22nd January 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Derrick Lewis at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had beat Alexander Volkov at UFC Vegas 30 on 26th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Ciryl Gane has been fighting more than Francis NGannou.
Francis NGannou last fought 1 year, 2 months and 2 days ago, while Ciryl Gane's last outing was 20 days ago.
N'Gannou's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
Gane's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 7 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 Gane II?
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