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Who won Ngannou vs Gane?
Francis NGannou beat Ciryl Gane by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC 270, on Saturday 22nd January 2022 at Honda Center in Anaheim.
The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 48-47, 48-47 in favor of winner Francis NGannou.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the UFC heavyweight championship.
Ngannou vs Gane stats
Francis NGannou stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Ciryl Gane made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested N'Gannou had a massive power advantage over Gane, boasting at 73% knock out percentage over Gane's 40%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gane had a slight advantage over N'Gannou, with a 30% submission rate over N'Gannou's 27%.
Francis NGannou was the older man by 4 years, at 37 years old.
N'Gannou was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 years and 8 months earlier than Gane, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 36 to Gane's 37.
Ngannou vs Gane form
Francis NGannou had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night 141 on 24th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China.
N'Gannou's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 10 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.2 rounds on average.
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